Lilly James has been out and about promoting her surprising new movie, Pride + Prejudice + Zombies.
The role is surprising since Lily James, well, we haven’t ever really pictured her as the zombie fighting type. Especially after her turn as Cinderella last year.
But, it will be so fun to see sweet Lily James kicking some zombie butt in period garb.
Lily James clearly enjoyed it filming it as much as we will love watching it.
Lily James recently said of her character, the beloved Elizabeth Bennet, “I think that Liz Bennet is the most wonderful, forward-thinking independent character anyway, so having her in this world where she can fight and beat up Darcy was really liberating and fun.”
She added, “I love her for all her flaws, for her not understanding her feelings and not being able to connect to Darcy—all those things that are really lovable.”
Speaking of the dashing Mr. Darcy, he is played by none other than Sam Riley, who obviously has Lily James’ approval.
Lily James said of Riley, “Sam is so deep and vulnerable and arrogant—and sexy! I think he’s such a great Darcy and I had so much fun working with him and he brought so many unexpected things to the role.”
She added, “I didn’t know he would be that good at fighting and he was so good and really kind when I punched him. He was very patient.”
What do you think? Are you excited to see what Lily James can do with Elizabeth Bennet in this new and crazy adaptation?