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Lily James On Dan Stevens Joining 'Beauty & the Beast': I'm So Excited He's Playing The Beast!

Lily James On Dan Stevens Joining 'Beauty & the Beast': I'm So Excited He's Playing The Beast!

Lily James keeps close to Richard Madden as they arrive at the screening of their latest film Cinderella held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Sunday (March 8) in New York City.

The 25-year-old actress and Richard, 28, were joined at the event by Padma Lakshmi, Debi Mazar, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as they came out to show their support.

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After the screening, Lily and Richard made their way to the Apple Store Soho to attend a special Cinderella Q&A as part of Apple’s Meet The Actors series.

Lily shared her excitement about the recent announcement that her Downton Abbey co-star Dan Stevens will play The Beast/Prince in Beauty and the Beast.

“I’m so excited he’s playing the beast! I couldn’t believe it, I texted him immediately,” Lily said at the event (via THR). “Practice your dancing, because you’re gonna have to do it at some point!”

FYI: Lily is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, and Jennifer Fisher rings.

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Credit: Neilson Barnard; Photos: Getty, WENN
Posted to: Cuba Gooding Jr, Debi Mazar, Lily James, Padma Lakshmi, Richard Madden

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