Lily James turns into a style rebel on the new cover of The Edit.
Here’s what the 26-year-old Cinderella actress had to share:
On being proud to be a British export: “[A taxi driver] told me [Downton Abbey] was the only thing he and his wife ever watched and that I should be proud of being part of such a significant export from the UK. And he’s right, I should! But really, up until right then, I’ve never been noticed. Perhaps it’s because I cycle my bike everywhere with a hat pulled over my head…”
On being a young actress and making the right choices: “As a younger actress, there’s a tendency to prove oneself, to go, ‘Watch! I can do this!’ But it’s about having the emotional intelligence to know what is necessary, to only do what is needed. I’m just obsessed with how and why actors are good. I’m still young enough to be enchanted and fascinated by it all.”
On her favorite scene in upcoming film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: “My favorite scene is a zombie attack on us Bennet sisters and Mr. Darcy [Riley]. We’re all running in slow motion, killing, mutilating, blood everywhere…”
To see The EDIT’s full interview with Lily go to Net-A-Porter.com or download the free EDIT app at the App Store.