Lily James Is Very Proud To Be British

Lily James Is Very Proud To Be British

Lily James turns the back of the bus to the best place to be in this shot from The Edit.

The 26-year-old actress opened up to Net-A-Porter‘s fashion mag about being proud to be British, the extensive promo tour for Cinderella, and her boyfriend, Matt Smith. Check it:

On being proud to be a British export: “[A taxi driver] told me [Downton Abbey] was the only thing he and his wife ever watched and that I should be proud of being part of such a significant export from the UK. And he’s right, I should! But really, up until right then, I’ve never been noticed. Perhaps it’s because I cycle my bike everywhere with a hat pulled over my head…”

On coming back down to reality after the Cinderella promotional tour: “I remember coming back from that tour, walking down the street to go to the shops, and realizing I hadn’t brought my wallet with me. Everything had been managed by other people for so long that I forgot how to do it myself. I ended up backpacking with a friend in Southeast Asia, staying in huts that were £2 a night, to regain my sanity…”

On her boyfriend Matt Smith’s dress sense: “I’m trying to figure out what my style is. Even though I’m confident in my body, I change 500 times before I go out. Unlike my boyfriend, who has the best fashion sense.”

To see The EDIT‘s full interview with Lily go to or download the free EDIT app at the App Store.

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Photos: Jem Mitchell/The EDIT
Posted to: Lily James, Magazine