Talk about a close call!
Lily James, who will star as the lead character in Disney’s live adaption of Cinderella, actually caught fire while filming earlier last year.
The 24-year-old British actress was wearing Cinderella’s wedding gown — which is three miles of hemming, many voluminous skirts, and covered in Swarovski crystals — when upon returning to her dressing room, the dress’s hem brushed against a heater and began smouldering, The Daily Mail reports.
Costume designer Sandy Powell shared, “It had turned really cold and someone had put a three-bar heater a bit too close to where Lily was going to sit on a stool. Luckily, just a segment of the silk dress got burnt. Thank God Lily wasn’t harmed.”
Lily added, “I wore this wedding dress for about 20 seconds before I walked past the heater and burned some of it. I went: ‘Oh, no!’ And I was laughing through my tears. I was fine. I wasn’t hurt, just a bit shocked for a little while.”
Disney’s Cinderella is set to hit theaters on March 13th, 2015.
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