There's been astronomical success in modern fairytale reboots recently, with 'Cinderella' being the next to be released starring Lily James from 'Downton Abbey'. However, according to her, this movie presents a lot more modern themes than you might think.

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

'Cinderella' seems to have become a particular favourite in recent months, with the exceptionally well-received Broadway show having recently played and not to mention the story's appearance in Rob Marshall's cinematic adaptation of Stephen Sondheim musical 'Into The Woods'. The forthcoming new movie directed by Kenneth Branagh is a live action rendition of the Oscar nominated 1950 Disney animation, with all the vibrancy and magic multiplied tenfold. 

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Leading actress Lily James admits that it does differ in some ways to the original, mainly in the way Cinderella and Prince Charming first meet. 'It's not that he just comes in and sweeps her off her feet, it's a very equal meeting of two people', she explains. 'So that's a bit different from the animation, I think. It's not about Cinderella just being rescued by a man. Okay, he happens to be a Prince and he happens to have a castle [laughs], but they're really perfect for one another.'

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She also elaborates that the headstrong attitude of Cinderella and her love of independence has a strong effect on the Prince, who proceeds to form his own independence in her wake. 'She's challenged him and she's changed how he thinks so much so that he is willing to defy the King and defy the Duke to hold this ball to find her', she says. 'It's a serious act of love and of faith in this girl he's met.'

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The movie stars Richard Madden as Prince Charming, with Cate Blanchett protraying the wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine and Helena Bonham Carter as the eccentric Fairy Godmother. It's set to be released in the US on March 13th 2015.

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