Lately Lily is shooting several new photoshoots (let’s hope they will be released soon!), I’ve added an “outtake” from one of the latest together with a scan from Vantage Magazine thanks to Claudia!
On New Year’s Eve, guests visiting Magic Kingdom Park were treated to a glimpse of the magical coach and other “Cinderella” surprises. Here’s a look at what happened when they discovered how “Midnight Changes Everything!”
In Disney’s new version of the animated classic “Cinderella,” the glass slipper is in fact a crystal shoe, the princess-to-be does not wear rags, and the evil stepmother? She’s stunning and glamorous.
Costume designer Sandy Powell turned the wicked character played by Cate Blanchett into a striking figure whose tailored pantsuits and sleek cocktail gowns recall the eviscerating elegance of Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich.
“They wanted to give the stepmother a bit of a history, to give her a reason for being the way she was,” Powell said. “She was hurt, bitter, but there was no reason she should be ugly. She was beautiful but kind of intimidating.”
The Oscar-winning designer, whose credits include “Gangs of New York,” “Shakespeare in Love” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” among others, created numerous costumes for the large cast of “Cinderella.”
Set to arrive in theaters March 13, the film stars Lily James (“Downton Abbey”) as the belle of the ball and Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) as her charming prince.
Working on “Cinderella” gave Powell, 54, a creative freedom she’s rarely afforded. Drawing on her 20-plus years of experience of working on films as stylistically far-flung as “Velvet Goldmine” and “Interview With a Vampire,” she mixes eras and looks in director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action fairy tale, dressing the mean stepsisters in a 1950s-meets-Betsey-Johnson look while the mice-turned-footmen wear outfits that could be on display in Versailles.
A little late but, finally I’ve been able to add the Downton Abbey Christmas Special screencaps. So, it seems Lily won’t be much present in the next season but let’s hope she will be able to guest in an episode or two! Happy new year everyone!! :)
Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace for the BBC and The Weinstein Co. will star Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, There Will Be Blood), Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) and James Norton (Happy Valley, Belle).
The casting for the miniseries was announced on Sunday. It will consist of six one-hour episodes and will be directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, Woman in Black: Angel of Death).
Dano will star as Pierre Bezukhov, James as Natasha Rostova and Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. Also part of the cast are Stephen Rea (An Honorable Woman) as Prince Vassily Kuragin, Ade Edmondson (Prey, Blood), Greta Scacchi (The Falling) as Count and Countess Rostov, Jack Lowden (The Tunnel) as Nikolai Rostov, Tom Burke (The Musketeers, The Hour) as Dolokhov and Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge) as Sonya.
Said James who is starring in Cinderella, which will be in theaters in 2015: “I am very excited and privileged to be playing Natasha, in this co-production between BBC and The Weinstein Company, of Tolstoy’s classic War And Peace. It is amazing to be part of such a prestigious cast and to appear in such a beautiful and rich adaptation by Andrew Davies.”
War and Peace is made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama in partnership with The Weinstein Co. and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point. Filming will begin in January in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman and executive producer for The Weinstein Co., said: “I fell in love with Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a teenager when I read it for the first time. Putting an epic, iconic story like War and Peace on screen with a cast of this caliber is an incredible thrill. Lily, Paul, and James are all amazingly talented actors, and it takes their level of talent to capture the scale of Tolstoy’s words. We are excited to get underway with Andrew Davies and the phenomenal team at BBC.”
Said Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One: “War and Peace will be a major event drama on BBC One and it is only fitting that Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece has attracted such a fine cast of actors to Andrew Davies’ stunning scripts.”
Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, added: “The impressive array of talent assembled for this drama production is testament to the ambition and scale of this iconic story that we will bring to life for a new generation.”