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“The Jonathan Ross Show” episode featuring Lily aired on ITV last night and she made quite an impression! She talked about ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’. I also added some stills from her TV appearance in our gallery.

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Lily James shares her experience whilst filming where she was surrounded by zombies, which were all dummies. She had to brutally kick one in the head, but it later revealed to be an extra with makeup.

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LOOK – From Downton Abbey’s Lady Rose to playing Disney’s most famous princess Cinderella, we sat down with the lovely Lily James, 25, to discuss what it was really like wearing those glass slippers…

Was it tough playing such a nice, virtuous character like Cinderella?
People say it’s more interesting to play bad characters because you can examine their motives. So with someone so good I had to do so much work because it had to be justified. Once I figured out her back story and how she engages with the world, it actually became quite easy.

What was it like working with your Prince Charming, former Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden?
He’s such a nice guy. It sounds pathetic but he’s a really nice guy. It was funny because [during filming] he had was clean-shaven without a Scottish accent and then on Sunday [his day off] he transformed with a Scottish accent.

This is your biggest project to date, do more people recognise you in the street now?
It’s still the same [level of recognition] but it’s just amazing that these kids want to see my stroke my dress or see my slippers. The glass heels were actually Swarovski crystal but they didn’t actually fit my foot. They had to use CGI on otherwise they would have broken.

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I have added pictures of Lily and her stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray, photographed for The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Stylists of 2015. The photoshoot is stunning!

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TEEN VOGUE“Growing up, I was always prancing around and singing…and I just never really stopped,” remembers Lily James. The 25-year-old stars in Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella, the same beloved classic that kept her spellbound as a child. “I got completely carried away in the magic,” she explains. “The romance, the beauty, the music, the anything-is-possible feeling. It’s so special.”

The actress (and her charming British accent) has also graced Downton Abbey in the role of Lady Rose MacClare, but don’t let her delicate English-rose appearance fool you. Lily is a bit of a thrill-seekershe requested to perform her own horseback-riding stunts for Cinderella! That adrenaline-seeking attitude lends itself nicely to her upcoming role in the much-anticipated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. “Elizabeth Bennet is this badass zombie slayer in Hertfordshire, wielding a sword and dispensing of the unmentionables,” Lily says with a laugh. (A slightly different tune from a glass slipperwearing princess, to be sure.)

But Lily’s already on the prowl for her next challenge: “I want to do more theater, which allows you to take bigger risks and experiment.” She may be having a Cinderella moment, but her promising career is just getting started.

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MINDFOOD – Lily James opens up about Cinderella, being a girly girl and whether she really had to starve herself for that corset…

Downton Abbey’s Lily James, 25, better known as Downton Abbey’s Lady Rose MacClare, a much welcome addition who joined the cast in 2012, stars in the titular role in the live action adaptation of Cinderella. This impressive cast, directed by Kenneth Branagh, includes Cate Blanchett as the wicked step-mother, Sophie McShera, fellow Downton cast member who plays Daisy the kitchen maid as one of the evil step-sisters, and Holliday Grainger from The Borgias plays her equally vile sibling. The handsome Prince Charming is played by Scottish actor, Richard Madden, known for his role as Robb Stark from Game of Thrones.

Sophie McShera (Daisy) must have enjoyed the role reversal having you in the kitchen cooking and cleaning for her while she was upstairs lounging about in fancy gowns?
Oh, she loved getting to boss me about but I actually feel that I came out on top in the end because I had that moment when I was tightening her corset so I was able to be a bit cruel back (laughs)

How has Downton changed your life?
I think it’s changed everything but not in ways people expect, like in terms of lifestyle, but it’s changed my life in that I wouldn’t have got Cinderella if it hadn’t been for Downton.

Cinderella is the ultimate of girly-girl roles. What were you like growing up?
Yeah, I was a girly-girl. I had fake plastic glass slippers that I wore about the house but I wasn’t allowed to wear them up the stairs because my mum was afraid that I’d break my neck. But I have two brothers – one older and one younger – so they kept me not too princessy. That was my saving grace. They knocked me off my pretend princess pedestal.

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