'It was great that he had to propose!' Lily James talks working with beau Matt Smith on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as she and Suki Waterhouse glam up for new shoot
They have been enjoying a blissful romance since meeting on the set of their new movie last year.
And Lily James has admitted she would love for life to mirror art, after Matt Smith proposed to her in scenes from their forthcoming thriller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The Downton Abbey actress graces the cover of the US edition of Marie Claire's January Next Big Thing issue, alongside her other co-stars from the film, Suki Waterhouse and Bella Heathcote.
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Cover star: Lily James graces the cover of the US edition of Marie Claire's January Next Big Thing issue as she talks about her action-packed new role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Lily, who plays the film's heroine Elizabeth Bennet, wows in a colourful map-print dress with a plunging neckline for the cover.
Her onscreen sister, fellow Brit talent Suki has her own cover, showing some skin in an off-the-shoulder lilac tunic, while Aussie actress Bella, who plays Jane Bennet, sparkles in an embellished bow-tie top.
The actress' film is based on the 2009 mash-up parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith which combined Jane Austen's 1813 classic with modern zombie fiction.
We are family: Lily's onscreen sister, fellow Brit talent Suki Waterhouse has her own cover, showing some skin in an off-the-shoulder lilac tunic
The plot follows the story of Pride And Prejudice although set in an alternate universe where zombies roam the English countryside and are deemed a nuisance by residents.
Lily has admitted that she wasn't exactly impressed when she first read the script, telling Marie Claire: 'When I saw the e-mail from my agent, I was like, This sounds terrible! Then within 20 pages of the script, I thought, This is so cool! Somehow these two worlds join together, and it's a riot.'
The movie sees her star with former Doctor Who Matt Smith, with the two confirming their relationship earlier this year. Lily admits that working with her beau, who plays Lizzie's suitor Mr Collins, was a dream, gushing: 'He just made me laugh all the time. I actually loved being able to talk about work. It was great that he had to propose to me.'
Up and coming talent: Aussie actress Bella Heahcote, who plays Jane Bennet, sparkles in an embellished bow-tie top
Suki meanwhile was keen to pick up her martial arts training from her childhood for the action-packed film, telling the magazine: 'I grew up doing karate, and my dad taught at our local center. I stopped doing it when I started getting boobs, because I'd get punched in the boob, and it would be so painful.'
The model turned actress admitted though that dyeing her hair darker for the role was the most painful experience of the project, joking that 'you watch America's Next Top Model, and you're like, "Why are these girls crying about their hair?" But then it happens to you! It sounds so pathetic, but I definitely cried.'
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies opens on February 5 in the US and on February 12 in the UK.
Love offscreen: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sees Lily star with former Doctor Who Matt Smith, with the two confirming their relationship earlier this year
Good girl gone bad: Lily has proved there is a lot more to her acting repertoire than fairy princesses, as she puts on a violent display in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, which is released in February
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