Lily James has defended herself against reports that her waist was digitally altered for the live-action adaption of Disney’s Cinderella.
Rumours of CGI being used to make her waist appear smaller than natural began when the official trailer for the movie was released. Parents in particular were not impressed that children were being subjected to this seemingly impossible ideal.
The Downton Abbey star however has denied any such digital alterations were made, telling Nightline:
“I have naturally a quite small waist. And on top of that I have a corset that was pulled me into the inch of my life … And then the skirt is so big and the proportions make it looks smaller than it is.”
Lily also spoke about having difficulty digesting food on set, which was bad news for co-star Richard Madden she told E! News:
"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," she revealed. "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."
Nice, we're sure he didn't expect a real-life Disney princess to burp in his face. We love it!
So, there it is – Cinderella's dress is all natural, apart from the use of a corset of course!