Dania Ramirez on Playing Iconic Fairytale Character

March 6, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

Dania Ramirez plays Cinderella on ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk about what its like to play a Dominican Cinderella and what that means for diversity on the screen.

"To be really be inclusive of all ethnic backgrounds and to be able to tell his fairytale story being a Dominican woman of color was already groundbreaking for me," Ramirez explains. She also says being a part of "Once Upon a Time," which has a huge fan base has been an honor.

She talks about her journey from the Dominican Republic to playing Cinderella, saying this role has changed her life. She says she is looking forward to the future of Hollywood and the industry creating more roles for more diverse backgrounds.