Lily James Quotes.
I Googled myself, and I saw some nice things and some not-so-nice things. I’ve learned that that stuff isn’t real, and it doesn’t exist unless you look at it.
Top athletes are like warriors.
It’s hard to see yourself as a princess because it involves a huge leap of the imagination and sort of requires you to believe you can be that, which is a scary, weird thing.
The Twenties outfits are all about freedom and loose, flowing lines, whereas in ‘Cinderella,’ I had to wear corsets and big huge skirts.
You have to pretend to be cool, which I never am.
I loved fairy tales growing up.
It took me a while to warm to the ’20s costumes on ‘Downton.’ I love it when women accentuate their curves, and that era was all about hiding them. The shapes they wore then were in tune with female empowerment. Cutting off their hair and hiding their busts was a way of saying, ‘We’re equal to men!’
I saw this cool interview with Amy Adams from when she did ‘Enchanted’ and played a princess, and when kids came up to her with no make-up and ripped jeans on, she said, ‘I’m off duty. I’m an off-duty princess’, and I thought that was quite sweet.
I’m a real hoarder.
I really have been lucky because I’ve always had a very healthy attitude to my body.
To be honest, when I was growing up – I think it’s because of Kate Winslet and ‘Titanic’ – I always wanted to do period.
Diet Coke is the only way I get through filming because I get so tired.
You are what you’re portrayed as.
As cynical as I can be, there’s always a part of me that believes in love and the fairy tale.
I have an amazing stylist; she’s called Rebecca Corbin Murray… I go around to her living room, and it’s sort of exploding with dresses, and we go through them all, and she’s so good at picking things she knows I’ll like, and we work together. She’s taught me absolutely everything; she’s brilliant.
It’s weird when you get roles that coincide with your life.
I think it’s so important to be healthy and confident and natural. And not put too much stress on trying to be thin – I don’t get the thin, thin thing at all.
I loved learning to fight and kill zombies.
I loved all the princess films, and I grew up with them, and I think it’s really cool how they’ve changed over the years – how the princesses have become more positive role models right up until ‘Frozen.’
There’s nothing wrong with falling in love and sharing your life with someone.
It’s so hard coming out of drama school to claim your right to be taken seriously and even get auditions.
Drama school was a lifeline for me, it saved me. I found it very nurturing – I just clung on.
I think it’s probably best to work out in the morning to get it out of the way. My ultimate top tip is to drag yourself, even if you have to roll yourself out of your bed and in to a sit-up – it’s really not that bad once you start.
My first paid role was my first job out of drama school, which was Just William. It was a BBC TV show. I played Ethel.
I treated myself to a ВЈ700 Chloe bag after one of my first acting jobs. Then my friends pointed out that, for the same money, I could buy a flight to India. So I took it back.
I thought it’d be interesting to play an off-centre character who doesn’t have to be pretty.
I think that period dramas just need zombies.
I am absolutely desperate to do an action movie. And not to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I actually think I’m good at it. I did it all. I was really into the routines and the choreography. I used to dance when I was younger, and so I think that came in handy.
With corsets, it’s interesting when you put them on, realizing that’s what women actually wore. They’re just so constricting.
There are other things I want to focus on rather than staying in shape.
I love to start the morning with a mist spray, especially after a night out.
I love London, but I love traveling, and I don’t think I’ll be here forever. Possibly, I’d like to move to New York and do a play in New York.
You know that scene in ‘Runaway Bride’ when Julia Roberts puts on the amazing wedding dress and looks at herself in the mirror and goes, ‘Swish, swish’? I loved that moment so much when I was a little girl.
I naturally have a really small waist.
I never thought I would say this, but I’m desperate to do an action film.
I admire actresses like Jennifer Lawrence, who says what she thinks.
When I worked with Bill Nighy on ‘Wrath of the Titans,’ he said to me, ‘There’s one thing you can promise me, and that’s never, ever, ever read your reviews.’
In regards to your love life, you’re just entering into a whole of pain if you talk about it. If you’ve never said anything, there are no sound bites to haunt you when you’re crying into a box of Kleenex after it all goes wrong.
I think our sense as actors of what we’ve just done – whether or not it be in an audition – is usually really not connected to any truth. I’m always asking for more takes and more goes. I think I just need to shut up and listen.
I feel like, sometimes, characters that are just good and nice can seem boring or uninteresting.
The world of the flapper – live free, wild and young – that energy is intoxicating. It’s nice to inject that into the more controlled ‘Downton’ way of living.
I’m such a geek now with princesses. It’s pathetic.
I don’t have an exact moment when I decided I wanted to be an actress – it kind of was just really a part of my growing up.
My dad did every single accent under the sun, and he would read bedtime stories.
People talk a lot about, ‘You’re a Disney princess! You’re Cinderella!’ and this and that. But for me, it’s all about the fact that I worked with Cate Blanchett and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. That’s the ‘Cinderella’ story for me.
I’m dying to do a tiny indie and play something totally naturalistic without any sort of constraints on me. Something where I can shock everyone.
I don’t like seeing celebs looking too skinny, I love it when they look healthy and comfortable in their bodies and embrace their curves.
I think everyone can feel like an outsider. I know I have. I’ve always felt like one.
Any kid in the world can draw from strengths within – we all have the potential with that.
My mom passed down to me her old Levi’s denim jacket. When I left it on a plane, I was devastated. I’ve never been able to find anything with quite the same cool, faded look.
The famous pilot season literally sends shivers down my spine.
The greatest thing is that usually the auditions you think are bad are the ones you get.
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 – just when you’re full of life.
I don’t do anything with my brows.
I saw Cate Blanchett in ‘Big and Small,’ and it was mind-blowing. The fact that she can do theatre and is also a huge movie star is really exciting.
I think Keira Knightley is amazing, and I’ve heard also that she is one of the coolest, most down-to-earth, brilliant girls, and I really look up to her in that respect. She’s got it all, really, and I think she’s made interesting, bold choices in her work.
I think Beyonce always looks great.
I love putting on a red lip. I don’t do it so much for events – somehow, I don’t seem to get it right – but when I just go to the pub or to a restaurant or something, I just put a red lip on.
I love clothes but it’s a struggle for me to get out of jeans and a baggy jumper.