Cinderella's Lily James Did a Liquid Diet to Fit That Silly Corset

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Much to the delight of Disney's publicity department, there's been heavy controversy over Cinderella's tiny waist in the upcoming remake. The latest update is that Lily James went on a partial liquid diet to accommodate that stupid corset.


In a recent interview with E!, James explained how she made it work on set by foregoing solid food. It wasn't a completely liquid diet because she did eat, but the actress says:

"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. 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."

As for the reports of Disney digitally remixing Cinderella's waistline in the movie, James told Nightline:

"I have naturally a quite small waist... And on top of that I have a corset that was pulled me [within an] inch of my life … And then the skirt is so big that the perspective and the proportions make it look smaller than it is."

Beauty is pain.

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I knew it. See, ladies! You don't have to be photoshopped to have a disproportionately sized waist! You can just wear a corset at all times and only eat soup. Sounds grand.