Yesterday (July 18) Lily was guest at Today, together with her Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! co-star Amanda Seyfried – to promote the movie in the US.

Lily was wearing Hellessy and looked amazing! Some photos from the interview can now be found in our gallery, and below you can also watch their interview – where they talk about the movie, working together and with big names such as Meryl Streep and Cher. Enjoy!

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ALLURE – It’s Wednesday at 3 p.m., and Lily James is handing me a shot of Patrón XO Cafe, a sticky coffee-infused tequila that goes down way easier than it should. “It’s good, isn’t it?” the actress asks after we toss them back. “I much prefer it to, like, tequila-tequila.” She licks her lips. “I find that really drinkable.”

We’re at a pub in Finsbury Park, a neighborhood of North London that isn’t known for being particularly posh, and since James has the luxury of an afternoon off, it feels appropriate to day-drink. It started with a few frames of bowling next door at Rowans Tenpin Bowl, then some pints, then talk of something called a “strawpedo,” where you reportedly suck Smirnoff Ice out of a bottle as quickly as possible. Thankfully, this pub, a typical British working-class spot called the Twelve Pins, doesn’t serve Smirnoff Ice. So instead, we’re slamming back shots of tequila.

Here’s what you’re probably thinking: Isn’t Lily James known as a good-girl actress? She’s doing shots on a Wednesday afternoon in a dingy pub? Didn’t she play Cinderella?
And yes, James is exceedingly nice and noticeably polite. The 29-year-old actress has cultivated a career playing kind protagonists in period pieces like Downton Abbey and the upcoming Netflix drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and she embodied one of the most iconic fairy-tale princesses in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Her characters always overcome the odds, get the guy, and live happily and sweetly ever after. There’s a reason no one writes anything negative about James — because how could you? But public perception, filtered through Instagram and TV and the press, isn’t always a representation of the truth. The reality is that James is like any person, complicated and layered. One minute she’s recounting her work as a patron of the North London branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and the next she’s telling a story about being recognized in a bathroom line at the Glastonbury Festival at 5 a.m. You can be a good person and still do shots in the afternoon.

When James first started working as an actress, after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London in 2010, she didn’t feel quite as pigeonholed as she does now. Her work in theater was far edgier than the women she embodies these days onscreen, and ultimately it was being cast as Cinderella that tipped the scales toward always being seen as the good girl. She’s ventured off course, particularly in last year’s Baby Driver, but James always seems to come back (or be pulled back) to the amiable blonde heroine.

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OMAZE – You’re going to dance, jive and have the time of your life at the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Pack your favorite pair of overalls, because you and a friend are off to London to hang with the cast and see the highly anticipated sequel before anyone else. First, your very own hair and makeup squad will get you red carpet ready. Then, you’ll share a celebratory toast with Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper and more of the cast. (We can’t promise Meryl will be there, but our fingers AND toes are crossed for you.) After that, you’ll catch the premiere with writer Richard Curtis, hopefully dance in the aisles, and meet up with Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. One more thing: You also score tickets to Mamma Mia! the musical. The winner—you—takes it all! Flights and hotel included.

Back on Thursday night (April 12) Lily attended the ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’ Premiere on Guernsey Island, together with her co-star Glen Powell and director Mike Newell.

Lily was dressed with a beautiful Maison Valentino gown and Fernando Jorge jewels. Several photos from the event have been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out!

Back on Thursday (April 12) Lily attended the ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’ Photocall on Guernsey Island, together with her co-star Glen Powell.

Lily was dressed in Erdem, with Charlotte Olympia shoes and jewellery by Moira Fine and Noor Fares. Photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, be sure to check them out!

Back on Monday night (April 09), Lily attended the ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’ world premiere, held at the Curzon Mayfair in London (England). She was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars Jessica Brown-Findlay, Glen Powell and Michiel Huisman and the movie director Mike Newell.

Lily looked amazing in an Emilia Wickstead AW18 dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and Ara Vartanian jewellery. Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery! Be sure to check them out.

Tomorrow (Thursday April 12) there will be the movie premiere on the island of Guernsey!


THE TELEGRAPH – The day before we meet, Lily James went to a yoga class for the first time in many years.

‘I was lying on my back and they were like, “Do a crab,”’ says Lily. ‘And I was like, “Sure…”’ she mimes an awkward attempt at the pose, pushing her chest out, arms flailing hopelessly to the side. ‘And I suddenly realised that I can’t just… you know, I can’t do a crab any more!’

She used to do yoga regularly, but the habit fell by the wayside. Well, I say, you’ve been otherwise occupied. She nods. ‘I have.’

At 29, Lily already has the sort of CV many older actresses can only dream of. She landed her first role in the BBC adaptation of Just William straight after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama eight years ago. By 2015, Lily was playing the lead in Disney’s live-action retelling of Cinderella.

The next year, she was Natasha in the BBC’s critically acclaimed War and Peace. In 2017, she put on a faultless American accent to star as diner waitress Deborah in the Edgar Wright-directed Baby Driver, and took on the role of Winston Churchill’s secretary in Darkest Hour, the film that won Gary Oldman a Best Actor Oscar.

And now her latest role sees Lily back in 1940s tailoring, playing Juliet Ashton, a writer emotionally scarred by the Second World War, in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same title, it is directed by Mike Newell (of Four Weddings and a Funeral fame).

Lily’s 20s, she says, have been ‘mad. I’ve just been going and going and going.’ Along the way, she’s also had to contend with the endless interest in her relationship with the actor Matt Smith, 35, who she has been dating for four years, since they met on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There were rumours of a romance for months, but Lily stuck firmly to the ‘just good friends’ line until they finally made it public with a red-carpet appearance at the Cinderella premiere in February 2015.

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THE HOLLYWHOOD REPORTER – Lily James, who appeared in Baby Driver and Darkest Hour, is in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle’s untitled comedy for Universal and Working Title.

The actress is the first castmember to board the project, whose details are being kept under lock and key, but it is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s. It is understood that the role, a teacher, calls for her to sing.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, and Universal is eyeing a summer shoot.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce.

James has been on a roll since nabbing the lead in Disney’s live-action remake of Cinderella in 2015. Last year saw her star opposite Ansel Elgort in Edgar Wright’s acclaimed thriller Baby Driver, and she appeared opposite Oscar winner Gary Oldman in the Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour.

James, who is repped by UTA, has already impressed Working Title and Universal execs by acting as a younger Meryl Streep in Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, the musical sequel that opens July 20.