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Lily James Reveals What Happened the First Time She Met Meryl Streep

Lily James Reveals What Happened the First Time She Met Meryl Streep

Lily James is on the cover of Allure magazine’s August 2018 issue!

Here’s what the 29-year-old Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again star had to share with the mag…

On not letting work get in the way of enjoying her life: “You could go home early and sleep and not drink beer and not have a club sandwich when you get in at 2 in the morning…But that’s not as fun. I don’t want to look back and think, I wish I’d made more of my life and the people in it. I don’t want that to be the cost of being an actor. It’s not worth it.”

On being anonymous in public: “I can just hang out in bowling alleys with loads of kids…I don’t think people expect to see Cinderella in jeans bowling at midday or in a pub having a pint.”

On what happened the first time she met Meryl Streep (she’s playing the younger version of Meryl’s character in Mamma Mia): “She was singing this song, and it’s a beautiful song, and it made me cry…. I just hugged her and said hi. She’s such a cool woman.”

FYI: Lily is wearing an Antonio Marras dress on the cover.

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Credit: Sharif Hamza for Allure
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