Lily James

InStyle's January cover, starring Lily James

Marcin Tyszka

Downton Abbey's Lily James seems to be taking over the world. Not only has she scored the lead role as Cinderella in Disney's live action film alongside Cate Blanchett, she's also nabbed the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the long-awaited Pride And Prejudice And Zombies plus she's been cast as Anastacia by Harvey Weinstein in his adapation of War and Peace. That's in-between working the red carpet, hanging out on the front row at fashion week and date nights with Matt Smith.

On filming Cinderella...
'At one point, it all became too much and then Helena Bonham Carter said to me, "have one breakdown a week; it makes people know you're not a robot and remember that you're human."'


Lily James


On dating Matt Smith...
' …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.'

On watching Downton Abbey with her family at Christmas time...
'Downton's taken over; suddenly rather than playing charades and getting more drunk, we sit and watch me, which is quite bizarre.'

Lily James

Read the full interview and see Lily's stunning shoot in the January 2015 issue of InStyle on newsstands on the 4th of November. 

Watch Lily James in the trailer for the new Cinderella movie...