With reporting by Nicole Pajer
Lily James undoubtedly looked the part of Cinderella in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale, but the more important question is did she feel the part? (Because TBH, Cindy's Fairy Godmother was only good for cosmetic enhancements.)
Speaking to MTV News at a press day ahead of the film's March 13 release, James opened up about getting into the "Cinderella" spirit -- and what, if anything, made her truly feel like a princess.
"I felt most like Ella when I was dancing," said James. "I thought that was when she came into her own."
All things considered, Cinderella's introduction to high society at Prince Charming's ball went relatively smoothly. Sure, she may have lost her shoe and her chauffeur transformed back into a goose on the ride home, but she did spend her evening dancing with the man of the hour, which is most definitely a successful night in our books. Unfortunately, James' own coming out party wasn't quite as elegant.
"At my 21st birthday, I did a tango," she said. "I don't know why I did that. It was really sad." Sad, but extremely memorable.
As for her charming co-star Richard Madden, he could not feel more differently about those dancing sequences. "I managed to nail these dances down," he told MTV News. "But it's not my strength."
It's okay, Robb Stark. We know where the true source of your strength lies.