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Lily James Addresses ‘Cinderella’ Waistline Controversy

Lily James Addresses ‘Cinderella’ Waistline Controversy


British actress Lily James has dismissed suggestions movie bosses digitally altered her image to give her a smaller waist in new fairytale blockbuster Cinderella.

The Downton Abbey star plays the lead role in the new movie adaptation of the much-loved story, but she came under fire after preview clips of the film appeared to show her looking unnaturally thin in a big, blue ballgown.

However, James is adamant no computer-generated imagery (CGI) was used to make her appear more slender.

She tells the Los Angeles Times, “I naturally have a really small waist. The skirt’s big and the corset pulls me in and that’s the point. That’s the shape (the costume designer) created… I think it’s a beautiful gown with a beautiful shape…

“I think it’s all very hypocritical… and they’re drawing more attention to it… I think all that stuff’s so negative, and you’ve got to let it wash over your head. I’m so healthy. I’ve got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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