Interviews Photoshoots

Lily gave an interview for The Times magazine and it’s definitely a must-read. I thought it was impossible to be more admirative that I already was but I was clearly wrong as she proves once again how down-to-earth and absolutely adorable she is. It also means new photoshoot and an outtakes in high quality can now be found in our gallery as well as the cover. Enjoy!

THE TIMES – Is Lily James a bit of a diva? With a big-bucks action blockbuster coming up, three series of Downton Abbey, the starring role as a Disney princess, not to mention dating Matt Smith, all by the age of 28, she might be entitled to a bit of hair toss and foot stamp.

And given the effort it’s taken to get to the point that I am sitting opposite her (Lily can do Wednesday. No wait, Thursday. Morning. No, afternoon. Venue: a pub in Kentish Town. Scratch that, a café in Mayfair), I was prepared for this possibility. This is an actress, after all, whose star is hugely in the ascendant – a scriptwriter friend in the industry says he can’t move for scripts touting her as their most desired lead.

So I’m surprised to find her alone, twisting her hands, dark eyes surfing the room, cheeks blotching almost like a shy child. It’s as if she’s up for the magistrate. Even the way she talks is coy. As she echoes my request for a coffee, she admits she’s very nervous. “Is it obvious?” It is.

“I am a nervous person. I go red at anything, the drop of a hat. I also get a rash, on my neck and chest,” she says.

This is borne out early on when I ask her about her boyfriend, Matt Smith (former Doctor Who star and a heart-throb to billions of young girls, including my own) and she glows in abashed agony.

Later she apologises for this, and then sort of apologises for apologising, saying that she needs to learn to be more assertive and to stop apologising. So not at all a diva. This is all charming in a delightful café filled with grannies and small dogs behind the Royal Academy, but surely a little fragile for the hard-arsed, sharp-elbowed world of Hollywood?

James is aware of this. She says Alli Shearmur, one of the producers of Cinderella, tried to coach her to be more forceful. “Alli is amazing, a force of nature and she’s only 5ft 2in.” Apparently there are three golden rules. “Never apologise. Never repeat yourself.” She forgets the last. “Oh yes – and don’t explain yourself.”

“It’s so boring to apologise all the time, isn’t it? I have to slap myself out of it.”

It’s also really important to learn how to say no, she adds. “When someone says, ‘Can you stay late tonight and do an extra meeting?’, you say, ‘No,’ and leave it at that.”

Would she be tempted to add an apology? She smiles. “Desperate.”

For interviews, her “trick” to overcome anxiety is a “glass of wine” (perhaps the reason for the initial suggestion of a pub), but she doesn’t “hate” the process exactly, just feels that, “It’s hard to talk for ages about yourself. A lot of actors are like that, aren’t they?” she asks, hopeful. If only.

There’s no arrogance or vanity or cynicism about her. It’s a refreshing change from the posturing and potty-mouthed excess of so many who catch their first snort of power.

I can’t imagine her throwing a tantrum or being rude, or even drunk (although she assures me this is the only way she can sleep through the noise in a tepee at Glastonbury).

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Photoshoots

Lily and the cast/director of ‘Baby Driver’ posed for a beautiful portrait session before the London premiere on June 21, 2017. High quality pictures have been added to our gallery, make sure to check them all!

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Appearances Baby Driver Movies

Back on Wednesday (June 21) Lily together with Ansel Elgort and all the cast of Baby Driver, attended the European premiere of the movie at Cineworld Leicester Square in London.

Lily looked really gorgeous in a bespoke Burberry light blue gown by Christoper Bailey with black velvet straps detailing. More than 400 photos from the event have now been added to the gallery! More updates are coming so be sure to stay tuned, and enjoy!


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Interviews Videos

Lily is currently in Paris with her co-star Ansel Elgort to promote ‘Baby Driver’ and they stopped by Melty for a Q&A.

Appearances Baby Driver Movies

On Wednesday night (June 14) Lily attended the Los Angeles Premiere of her new movie Baby Driver, together with all the cast and director Edgar Wright. She looked gorgeous in an Ulyana Sergeenko dress!

Several photos from the red carpet and after party have now been added to the gallery (thanks to our friend Elise for her donation), enjoy!


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Public Appearances > 2017 > ‘Baby Driver’ Los Angeles Premiere – After Party
Press Conferences

Two days ago, Lily attended a press conference for ‘Baby Driver’ in Los Angeles alongside her co-star Ansel Elgort. High quality pictures have been added to the gallery.

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Photoshoots Videos

Lily reveals the loves of her life from Beyonce to Adele, the best thing she’s ever stolen from a film set, and how ‘Baby Driver’ co-star Jamie Foxx likes to throw a private party between takes.

Appearances Interviews Videos

Yesterday (June 13), Lily stopped by FOX 11’s talk show “Good Day L.A.” to discuss ‘Baby Driver’ and her character, Debora.

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