Lily James opens up about late father

Lily James says it will take her "whole life" to process the loss of her father, who tragically passed away when she was just 19-years-old from cancer.

Lily James
Lily James

Lily James says it will take her "whole life" to process her dad's death.

The 'Cinderella' star tragically lost her father when she was just 19-years-old but admits she did gain strength from her bereavement.

She said: "He had cancer. That's sort of why my experience of drama school is pretty unique - it happened whilst I was there. I think that will take the whole of my life (to process his death).

"I had a scene (in 'Cinderella) where I was told my dad had died, so it was really hard, but I feel what's important in the film is that Cinderella gains strength from her loss and that was something I could... That was in me. It's s**t (not having him around)."

And Lily, 25, only has fond memories of her father.

She added: "He was just a big kid. I always remember we'd get bored first building sandcastles."

Meanwhile, the actress also admitted to being mischievous when she was younger.

When asked how she was naughty as a child, she told The Sunday Times' Style magazine: "Mainly in underage drinking - and boys! I am a hard worker, though, so when it came to revising I was a massive geek."

And when questioned about still being crazy about boys now, she added: "Yeah, maybe that's why I like princesses. There's nothing wrong with falling in love and sharing your life with someone."

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