On the July issue of Vanity Fair, cover star Shailene Woodley headlines a portfolio of up-and-coming stars we like to call “The New Wave.” Photographed by Miguel Reveriego, these rising talents have a huge variety of major projects on the horizon, from new spins on classic fairy tales to high-profile sequels to some of the summer’s biggest potential blockbusters. And they come with just as much variety in their backgrounds; some, like Jaden and Willow Smith, are children of Hollywood royalty, while others, like Jack Reynor and Eve Hewson, have traveled from overseas to work with some of our biggest directors. No matter where these actors and actresses came from, we only see them going one place from here: Up. And up. And up. See them all in the July issue—available this week on newsstands in New York and L.A. and for download in the digital edition—and scroll down for a sample of what’s inside.
As you know, Lily was seen in Cannes during its film festival and Vanity Fair took some portraits including one of the lovely actress. I have added this stunning photograph in our gallery.
TOWN & COUNTRY – When I sat down to talk to Lily James, I found that it was impossible to be cynical about the value of enchantment,’ says Andrew O’Hagan, who interviews our cover star for Town & Country’s inaugural issue. The Surrey-born actress, best known for her role as Lady Rose, the loveable, naughty niece to Lord and Lady Grantham in Downton Abbey, battled the elements for our covershoot at Boughton Monchelsea Place, an Elizabethan manor house in Kent, dressed in Ralph Lauren.
James confesses that her own relationship with Lady Rose MacClare has been a love-hate one: ‘She seemed shallow. But she changes. Even though her values were about privilege and having a good time, she learned to care about bigger things.’
James is soon to star in another transformative role, as the title part in Disney’s Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh. ‘It’s wonderful to have these chances,’ she says. ‘I would like to be a decent example to other girls and that probably means believing in their belief in me. I want to respect the dream we’re all having.’
She is an actress on the brink of superstardom, but with true British modesty maintains: ‘I never want to be one of those actors who sits around pretending it isn’t totally exciting.’ We agree Lily, it’s all very exciting.
Read the full interview with Lily James in the June 2014 issue of Town & Country, out now.
Added first outtake from Town & Country UK magazine in our gallery. We can only hope to see more of it soon!
Back in 2012, Lily was featured in the aMUSE magazine and now you can find outtakes in our gallery!
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Back in 2012, Lily was featured in the July issue of Times LUXX magazine. I have added a scan and an outtake to the gallery.
Added outtakes from Tatler magazine to the gallery. I really love this new photohoot, Lily looks stunning!
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