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Nicholas Galitzine Reveals He Auditioned For Another Prince Role Before Landing 'Cinderella'

Nicholas Galitzine Reveals He Auditioned For Another Prince Role Before Landing 'Cinderella'

Nicholas Galitzine is opening up about his role in Cinderella, opposite Camila Cabello.

The 26-year-old British actor spoke to WWD about the movie, which is streaming on Amazon Prime now, and revealed he was very close to giving up royal roles before he landed this one.

Click inside to read Nicholas’ interview…

In his interview with the site, Nicholas revealed that he almost swore off prince roles after not landing another part in a Disney movie.

“I had just screen-tested with the director for another prince for a Disney project. I won’t say which one, but I’d kind of been through the process with that — and I was so gutted that it didn’t work out,” he admits. “I said to my agent, ‘I’m swearing off princes for a little bit,’ and then a couple of weeks later, this came over my desk and they said how it was going to be an entirely different play on this familiar fairy tale that we know, and comedy was involved and that singing was involved.”

Nicholas‘ audition consisted of a song, which he describes as an “absolute train wreck”.

“I had to sing a Queen song a capella, ‘Somebody to Love,’ a capella for two minutes, which you know is hard enough anyway,” he jokes. “I generally feel like you should only ever sing a capella for like maximum 30 seconds.”

He shared that what made him want this prince role more than the others was because “it’s a much more humanized version of a fairy-tale prince.”

“He’s much more real, he’s much more honest, less archetypal,” Nicholas says, and added that “a lot of people were gunning for the role.”

While he didn’t mention any other big names, Nicholas shared that “it’s kind of the big challenge when you get to the sort of the point where you’re in the industry, but you’re trying to break through into the upper echelons. So they really put me through the ringer to kind of convince everyone that the role was mine.”

Listen to the full Cinderella soundtrack here!

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