“I’d love to be a space alien,” she told RadioTimes.com. “Doctor Who’s so cool because it’s any time, any character, any world, any dimension. The sky’s the limit, or space is the limit!”
It would certainly make a change from taking tea in the drawing room or engaging in polite small talk. Though, talking of Downton Abbey, James also reassures us that this is “not the end” for her character Lady Rose.
While the ITV drama’s sixth season is currently in production, James isn’t on set as she’s too busy promoting her Disney film. But there is hope.
“I’m almost certain I will be,” she says, when we ask her if she’ll be in series six. “It does depend on what Julian [Fellowes, Downton’s creator] writes but it’s not the end for Rose.”
James also told us how she credits the hit ITV period drama for her princess-like poise in Cinderella: “Being on Downton and learning how to sit and stand, and holding yourself and wearing corsets, it all helped.”
Lily James stars in Cinderella, in UK cinemas this Friday