The "Pose" star will appear alongside Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, James Corden, and Missy Elliott in the upcoming flick and, during a chat with CBS News, the 50-year-old actor confirmed his role is genderless.
"It hit me when I was on set last week how profound it is that I am playing the fairy godmother, they call it the Fab G," he said. "Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless, at least that's how I'm playing it. And it's really powerful."
He continued, "This is a classic, this is a classic fairytale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready. The kids are ready. It's the grownups that are slowing stuff down."
"Cinderella" is currently filming in London, England, and as former Fifth Harmony star Camila celebrated her 23rd birthday earlier this week, her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes, jetted to England to be with her as she marked the big day in the seaside town of Blackpool.
The movie is expected to be released in 2021.