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Lily James Reveals She Originally Auditioned To Play One of the Step-Sisters in 'Cinderella'

Lily James Reveals She Originally Auditioned To Play One of the Step-Sisters in 'Cinderella'

Lily James keeps it classy in white at a special screening of her latest film Cinderella held at the Scotiabank Theatre on Wednesday (March 11) in Toronto, Canada.

The 25-year-old actress recently revealed that she originally auditioned to play Anastasia, one of the step-sisters in the Kenneth Branagh-directed flick.

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“I originally went in to play Anastasia, one of the step-sisters, and I was really into it. I remember practicing the night before and I put on my most garish pink-orange tie-dye jumper,” Lily told Time. “I was really up for playing a character where you didn’t have to worry about being pretty, and you could just be more quirky and comical. But then when I was there, the casting director said, ‘You should just read for Ella while you’re here,’ and I did. And it just felt right. In the breakdown of the character, Kenneth said she had a generous spirit. I met Ken, and then I did screen tests—the whole thing took a few months, actually, until finding out. And in the screen test, in one of them, Ken played Prince Charming, which was so cool—he’s a really good Prince Charming.

FYI: Lily is wearing a Dior dress, Aquazzura pumps, and a Olympia Le-Tan Cinderella book clutch.

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