Lily is featured in the latest issue of Grazia Italia magazine. Three high quality scans can now be found in our gallery.
High quality scans and outtake from the Sunday Style magazine, March 1st issue have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
I just added to the gallery a lovely new outtake in session 047 of our photoshoots.
LA TIMES – The female heroines that young girls look up to in 2015 tend to be strong, determined, tough chicks. They don’t mince words. They shoot arrows. They wear leather. They don’t think twice about combating male foes.
So Cinderella? With her delicate glass slippers and corset and “yes, ma’am” — how could she fit into that category?
That was exactly what Allison Shearmur — an executive producer on the female-empowerment franchise “The Hunger Games” — was wondering when Walt Disney Pictures approached her about producing a new live-action version of the 1950s animated fairy tale.
“The first thing I said was, ‘OK, but … ‘” recalled Shearmur of the revamped “Cinderella,” which stars newcomer Lily James and opens Friday. “It was important to me that we not have a Cinderella that didn’t in some way stand up for herself if she was in a situation that was abusive. She had to be responsible for her own destiny. If the prince didn’t come, our Cinderella would be just fine.”
In the original tale, Cinderella is a meek house servant who puts up with beratement from her stepmother before a handsome prince rescues her from her cruel fate. She wasn’t exactly a feminist role model, and she was certainly nothing like Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior or the Black Widow — the female leads of today’s top box-office hits.
But the way director Kenneth Branagh saw it, Cinderella’s kindness was in fact her superpower.
“I wanted to make the pursuit of goodness sexy and proactive, not naive or unsophisticated,” he explained.Continue Reading
Lily posed for another session of portraits to promote ‘Cinderella’ in Toronto.
Studio Photoshoots > Portraits & Press Conferences > 2015: ‘Cinderella’ Portraits #2
USA TODAY – Here’s a fairy tale: Once upon a time, a spirit animal known to mortals as Cate Blanchett sits next to a newly anointed Cinderella (Lily James) under the bright lights of a ballroom. Tea service appears, like magic.
Suddenly, a discussion bubbles up from the cauldron: How does one build a career in Hollywood, the sort that can be held aloft for other girls, in a land where micro-sized outfits and male studio heads guard the gate to opportunity?
Blanchett considers. “I’m fortunate to have an old-fashioned agent,” says the actress, who revamps the evil stepmother in Disney’s new live-action Cinderella (in theaters Friday). She follows the role with that of a closeted lesbian in the anticipated 1950s drama Carol, and then journalist Mary Mapes in Truth, an upcoming film about Dan Rather’s final days at CBS.
“There are very few (agents) interested in building a career. But also you get talked to — as an actor, I imagine, but particularly as an actress — (as if) you are a puppet. And you get told what to do,” says Blanchett, 45. “You’re sort of sold this idea that you have no agency within your career. You don’t build a career yourself, you don’t make choices. And I think your career is built out of what you say no to as much as what you say yes to.”Continue Reading
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 051
JUSTJARED – Lily James and Richard Madden channel their inner Cinderella and Prince Charming in these new JustJared.com exclusive portrait session pictures.
The perfect pair star in the new live-action re-telling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, in theaters tomorrow! The movie is on track to have an amazing weekend at the box office, due in part to its stellar cast, which also includes Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and more.
Lily spoke about taking on the iconic role of Cinderella.
“Well obviously every girl wants to be a princess…the idea is just so magical. But on top of that, it’s a dream role because Cinderella is so special and kind and unique. Plus, we have a great opportunity to create a whole life beyond the fairytale, which is already so beautiful as it is, but making it richer and giving each character their own specific back stories,” Lily said. “And I liked the fact that Ken Branagh wanted to keep it light and magical, much like a fairytale.”
Richard commented on what he hopes audiences walk away with after seeing the film.
“I think the element of strength from unity is something audiences will definitely respond to. This is a story about two people coming together who actually bring out the best in one another, and from that love comes strength. Hopefully audiences will leave the theater understanding just how powerful love is,” Richard said.
I have updated the gallery with a new photoshoot of Lily and Richard for AOL Build. They look amazing!
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 049