Lily James of Downton Abbey Dishes on Fighting Scenes For 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'

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Forget the fact that Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is the best movie title ever.

Lily James of Downton Abbey says the fighting scenes in the upcoming zombie flick are worth the price of a ticket to the theater, adding that she had a blast training and starring in the scenes.

Speaking with Zap2It, the 26-year-old actress opened up about training for all the fight scenes in the upcoming movie.

“That’s been really fun. I’ve loved that," she explained. "When I do Downton I become a sort of pudgy little sludgy thing because you don’t really need to exercise, so it’s been good getting back into getting fit. Working with the stunt guys on this has been awesome. I feel like I can sort of get into some fights now and be a little victorious!”

After starring in a slew of period pieces — Downton, Pride, Cinderella and the upcoming War & Peace — James says she is ready for something different for her next role.

“I’d love to do different things now," she said. "I was always drawn to that as a style. Some of the actresses I loved growing up, like Kate Winslet, I remember them and things like Titanic and all that kind of period stuff so that was definitely something I aspired to and I wanted to do myself but now having done it so much I’d quite like to do something where there’s no [boundaries].”

If you have a better movie title than Lily James' film, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, we'd love to hear your pick!

Pam Wright