Lily graces the cover of the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK in a stunning new photoshoot. She talks about ‘Cinderella’, ‘Downton Abbey’ and much more!
Check the new “CALIFUK” issue (september) of Flaunt magazine featuring Lily. You can also read her interview below, she talks about her role as Natasha Rostova in the BBC adaptation of ‘War and Peace’.
Magazine Scans > 2015 > Flaunt (September)
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FLAUNT – Though Lily James grew up antithetically to Cinderella, she wears a gown sewn with similar thread: grace and charm, humility and wisdom. While the CALIFUK editorial team awaited a call from the 26-year-old actress (and impending talk of the globe), hushing gossip dominoed down the hall, murmurings bounded from office to office. “Is Cinderella calling?” Yes, the star of Disney’s latest incarnation of Cinderella (2015) carved time in her shiny schedule to briefly talk about what the princess does after the ball. A Google image search of the future superstar yields a catalogue of marvelous gowns for Cinderella’s summer premieres in Tokyo (Shinderera), Berlin (Aschenputtel), Paris (Cendrillon), and Mexico City (Cenicienta) and every other metropolitan fiefdom thrilled to screen the big-budget fantasy masterpiece. The Guardian praised the film’s “straight-faced sentimentality” and “unashamedly old-fashioned” nature, even offering contrarian commentary supporting the protagonist’s modern spirit of independence. Written with anti-revisionist mentality, and maintaining the trope-ish ethos—i.e. 18th-century European baroque-ness meets good ol’ pack-the-station-wagon Disney Americana—the film grossed $132 million on its opening weekend. Director Kenneth Branagh skipped fixing what wasn’t broken, and James—true to her hallmark character—filled the allegorical slipper perfectly.
Refined audiences might have found James’ success in the rags-to-riches princess role a refreshing switch. During her “day job” as Lady Rose Aldridge (née MacClare) on Downton Abbey (2012-2014), she’s recognized moreso for her disregard of mores, as the rebellious youngest daughter of the MacClare family. James’ character means well, though, balancing capable charm and innocent curiosity, arcing from an illicit rendezvous with jazz singer Jack Ross to a safe-but-loving marriage with Atticus Aldridge. She told Zap2it in March, “Part of me wants her to like lose her shit and come back completely wrecked and a ruined woman, and part of me wants her to keep her happily-ever-after.” But happily ever after is subjective. Fans might beg Lady Rose fair stay, while James’ real-life happiness—in the vein of Flow’s Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi—could require roles of increasing challenge, rising to her performative level.Continue Reading
Lily looks splendid in this new editiorial for the Net-A-Porter magazine The Edit. Be sure to check HQ digitan scans and outtakes in our gallery. Enjoy!
Lily is one of the “Forces of Fashion” alongside actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in this new photoshoot for Vogue US (September). We will add the scans as soon as possible!
A new and beautiful ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ portraits session from San Diego Comic-Con has been added to the gallery!
Studio Photoshoots > Portraits & Press Conferences > 2015: San Diego Comic-Con – ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Portraits #3
I have added two outtakes from the Vanity Fair “On Jewellery” photoshoot. Lily looks absolutely amazing! If you wish to donate scans from this issue, please email us, we will gladly credit you.
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 063
Entertainment Weekly released a portrait of the ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ cast at Comic-Con and you can now find it in our gallery!