Part of the magic Disney seems to have captured to create their live action version of Cinderella was the casting of beautiful star Lily James.
But ever since the first trailer dropped, Lily has been getting a lot of criticism — not for her acting chops, but for her body!
Many criticized her small waist, saying it was obviously digitally altered to look smaller — creating an impossible body model for young girls.
Well, Lily is ready to defend her body against the naysayers.
First, she says, there was no movie magic involved — just good genes and good costume design! She explained:
“I naturally have a really small waist. The skirt’s big and the corset pulls me in, and that’s the point. That’s the shape [costume designer] Sandy Powell created.”
There you have it. That’s just how dresses were designed in the old-timey setting of the story.
But how did all the criticism of her body affect Lily herself? She responded:
“I think it’s all very hypocritical, and they contradict themselves, and they’re drawing more attention to it. I think all that stuff’s so negative, and you’ve got to let it wash over your head. I’m so healthy. I’ve got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.”
Yep. Everyone has a different body type, and it’s not cool to bash anyone’s — even those with naturally small waists.
[Image via Disney.]