Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Lily James & Sophie McShera Strike A Pose At ‘Cinderella’ Premiere
Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Lily James and Sophie McShera posed together on the red carpet at the Cinderella premiere at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre Sunday night.
‘Cinderella’s Stars Attend Hollywood Premiere
James, best known for her role of Lady Rose on Downton Abbey, plays the titular Disney princess in the live-action adaptation of Cinderella, while Blanchett plays her wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Grainger and McShera, play her wicked stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella, respectively.
Blanchett, who won an Oscar last year for playing the newly destitute socialite in Woody Allen‘s Blue Jasmine, relished the chance to play a truly villainous character in Cinderella.
“Certainly when you get to play someone who has ‘Wicked’ in front of her name, you know it’s going to be slightly fun,” she told E! News, jokingly adding, “I was too old for Cinderella and not funny enough for the godmother, and so I got what was leftover.”
“In a way you can dare yourself to see how far you can stretch it. The boundaries are not as marked,” Blanchett continued. “You’re not worried about whether people like you or not and people want the villain to be bad and do extreme things. Doing extreme things is part of our remit as actors.”
Cinderella, which also stars Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter and Richard Madden, hits theaters March 13.