‘Cinderella’ Actress Couldn't Eat Real Food & Have That Fairy-Tale Waistline


Didn't you simply adore how beautiful actress Lily James looked in her Cinderella costume? Well, you'd better. James maintained a liquid diet to fit into that Cinderella corset. Gulp!


There was no fairy godmother helping the actress to slip into her tiny dress. No, it was a lot of tight cinching and only a wee bit of soup, as James tells E!

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. 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.

Ah yes, draw back the curtain on the fantasy and what do you get? Too-tight corsets, no solid food, and belching into your costar's face. Not exactly the fairy-tale dreams of my young girlhood.

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James already has a naturally slim waist to begin with. So what's with the super-tight corset? How skinny does a Disney princess need to be, anyway?

James followed up the corset horror story with her own opinion about giving girls the wrong idea about what women should look like. "And I think it's so important to be healthy and confident and natural. And not put too much stress on trying to be thin -- I don't get the thin, thin thing at all."

Well shoot, girl, why didn't you speak up during the costume fittings, then?

I mean, I'm so glad she feels that way now. And it shouldn't be solely on her wee shoulders to make sure Cinderella isn't slipping into Thinspiration territory. But at some point someone needs to be the one to say "hey, this is kind of insane -- I can't eat food in this costume and maybe that sends the wrong message!"

Unless you're playing a character who is actually dying of hunger or you're doing a super-accurate period costume drama, there should be no squeezing into corsets and going on liquid diets. Am I right?

Ugh, this story makes me hungry.

Would you have noticed if Cinderella's waist had been closer to natural than how it looks in the movie?


Image via Disney

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