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I have updated the gallery with a new photoshoot of Lily and Richard for AOL Build. They look amazing!

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Lily and Richard posed for People Magazine, giving us another beautiful photoshoot. You can watch the behind the scenes video and interview below. I will try to add the scans as soon as possible. Enjoy!

She plays the radiant blond princess in Disney’s new Cinderella live-action remake. But Lily James is a big fan of some other royals as well.
The 25-year-old star chatted about her favorite prince and princess and what makes her feel like royalty at a shoot for PEOPLE’s new issue alongside her on-screen Prince Charming, Richard Madden, 28.
“Sadly, I’ve never met Princess Kate,” she admitted. But she has found a fan in the duchess’s husband, Prince William. “I have met Will. I was at a charity event and he said hello,” she recalled about her royal run-in. “I think he said something to do with [Downton Abbey] … he likes [the show]!” (James plays Lady Rose MacClare in the period drama.)
The British actress also dished on her favorite Disney dame: Belle from Beauty and the Beast. “As a kid I had long brown hair. And I think you always side with the princess that you think that maybe you could look like,” she said.
Her day-to-day life may not be studded with ball gowns, glass slippers and princes on horseback, but James finds that it’s the little things in life that keep her feeling like she still has some of that Cinderella magic. “I think I feel most like a princess when I’m sort of bursting with happiness and love. So whether that would be, like, with my boyfriend or my family, or … at a really fun party,” said James, who is dating actor Matt Smith. “When you’re just full – you’re full of life.”

Magazine scans

Thanks to Claudia and Luciana, I have added Entertainment Weekly (March 20), SciFi Now (Issue #104) and Best Movie (March 3) scans in our gallery.



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Appearances

Last night (March 11), Lily looked chic in a Dior dress at the Toronto premiere of ‘Cinderella’. I have added high quality pictures from the event and more will probably be added later. Make sure to check them out!

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COLLIDER – At a time when fairy tales on the big screen are getting darker and more edgy, the timeless classic Cinderella show that kindness and courage can win out over all, and that maybe a princess has enough inner strength that she doesn’t need a prince to save her and make her dreams come true. This live-action retelling focuses on the beautiful young Ella (Lily James) whose idyllic life comes crashing down when her merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother, and her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) brings her own daughters into the family home, quickly turning into quite the jealous and cruel bunch. When Ella meets the dashing Kit in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely an apprentice, she believes she has finally found a kindred spirit and hopes they will cross paths again, perhaps at the royal ball.

During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actress Lily James talked about how much she loved princesses growing up, how amazing it is to play a character who’s the best version of herself, at all times, just how difficult it was to do the choreography for the ball while she was in that dress, studying the animated film for inspiration on the physicality, enduring a corset, her experience working with Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter, collaborating with director Kenneth Branagh, and her hope that this next season won’t be the last one for Downton Abbey, in which she plays Lady Rose MacClare.

Question: Was it a childhood dream for you to play a princess?
LILY JAMES: I loved princesses! I had a Princess Jasmine outfit that my grandma made me, which was see-through and a bit weird for a seven-year-old, and I had like little plastic princess slippers. I really, really loved the princesses, growing up. I was definitely one of those girls. But then, I had two brothers that kept knocking me off my pedestal a bit, thank god. But I hadn’t carried that with me through life. I didn’t still want to be a princess. I originally auditioned for one of the step sisters. Once I started reading Ella and being her, I was totally desperate to play her.

How do you like the whole philosophy of kindness and courage? Do you feel like you have those qualities in life?
JAMES: I hope so. I think we all do. I think we have to, to get through life, which can throw us off. I think what’s amazing about Ella is that she’s the best version of herself, at all times. That’s what remarkable about her.

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