Lily James Gets Too Skinny for Cinderella Role?Lily James is Cinderella in this year’s live action adaptation of the classic Disney film. Its not all magic slippers and fairy godmothers, though. Critics who have seen the trailer are saying James look anorexic. From the screenshots of the 25-year-old actress in the classic blue ballroom gown, James looks like her cartoon counterpart in a bad way.
James spoke to E! Online about the mud slinging and she responded that it was all an illusion produced by the corsets in the film. The princess with the glass slipper told E!, “When [the corset] was on we would be on continuous days so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this—you'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. So if you ate food it didn't really digest properly and I'd be burping all afternoon in [Richard Madden]'s face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck."
This could be a huge explanation as to why the leading lady of the film looks so slim––she was put on a liquid diet throughout the shooting. James defended her body image however, by saying, “I have naturally a quite small waist,” and denied and digital retouching.
The live-action Disney flick will hit theaters on March 13.