“I think ‘Have courage, be kind and all will be well,’ there’s a sort of grounding to it and a reality to it as well. I found playing her quite inspiring, and the fact that if you can live like that, actually you can find joy just from within.”
I was so nervous about that bit of the film. Being Ella I felt like I could do. I felt like she’s just a normal girl, who’s exceptionally good, but just a girl. But being the princess was like, “Holy crap! How am I going to do it?” And then, the dress was this suit of armor. I felt transformed, and I felt so confident in the dress that it made me forget all my own insecurities.
get to know me [4/10] actresses: lily james 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.
kids seeing her as a princess] “All I know is that when I went to Disneyland, as
a kid, I had my Mickey Mouse autograph book, and I went around to the teenage
girls that were dressed up as princesses. That transaction is beautiful. It’s
magical. If I can be a part of that, I feel really thrilled.“