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Lily James' Dream Came True With 'Cinderella' Casting


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After their postmodern live-action remakes of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sleeping Beauty' (as 'Maleficent'), Disney has taken a much more traditional approach to the diamond in the crown, 'Cinderella'. This includes hiring an actress who looks like a princess.

Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'
Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'

Best known as 'Downton Abbey''s rebellious young Lady Rose, 25-year-old English actress Lily James is still thrilled to have played such an iconic role. "The first Disney movie I saw I think was 'Snow White'. I loved all the Disney princess movies," she said. "I was completely infatuated with all of them. I had the little slippers and would parade around the house before my brothers sort of beat me up and shattered my dreams of being a princess!"

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Kenneth Branagh - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the BBC Films 25th Anniversary Reception which was held at BBC Broadcasting House in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th March 2015

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Kenneth Branagh - Kenneth Branagh attends the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival screening of his film 'Cinderella' - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 20th March 2015

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Sandy Powell, Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James, Richard Madden and Kenneth Branagh - 'Cinderella' photocall at the Cinderella Exhibition in Leicester Square at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Friday 20th March 2015

Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter
Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter
Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter
Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter
Sandy Powell, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh

"Cinderella's" $70 Million Debut Is Just a Part of the Well-Oiled Disney Machine


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Cinderella’s super successful release this weekend proves two things.

1.    People will watch almost anything, if it’s colourful, loud and features Cate Blanchett and

2.    There is still money to be made from the fairytale genre.

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