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Watch: Richard Madden on Jimmy Kimmel, Lily James Interview at CINDERELLA Premiere

Richard Madden on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Richard Madden talks tight pants on Jimmy Kimmel

Richard Madden recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the upcoming Disney live-action retelling of Cinderella, and aside from wanting to be in something that he would love to see his little niece be excited about, it apparently wasn’t all as fun and easy going during the screen testing for the film.  It seems the wardrobe for his character, Prince Kit, in particular the tight pants, were just as uncomfortable for him as the corsets were to the ladies.

Pop Sugar interviews Richard Madden and Lily James 

Lily James talks about being overwhelmed from the whole experience, and also gushes about her co-star Richard Madden.

Richard in turn talks about having to learn ballroom dancing, meeting Lily James for the first time, and if he’s done anything princely in his own life.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella since she used to work in the cinders, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever. – Disney

Cinderella stars Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter and is directed by Kenneth Branagh.  The movie opens in U.S. theaters on March 10th, and in U.K. theaters on March 27th.

Lily James and Richard Madden as Ella and Prince Kit

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