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Lily James wants to get Helena Bonham Carter on Downton Abbey

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Lily James wants to get Helena Bonham Carter on Downton Abbey

Lily James wants to get Helena Bonham Carter a role on 'Downton Abbey'.

The 'Cinderella' actress has revealed she would love for her co-star, who plays her fairy godmother in the current adaptation of the classic Disney film, to appear alongside her in the ITV drama in which she plays Lady Rose MacClare.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I want to get Helena on it because she loves the show."

The 25-year-old beauty confessed she had no idea Cate Blanchett, who plays her wicked stepmother in the movie, wanted to appear in the popular drama as well, however.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the London premiere of 'Cinderella' at Leicester Square's Odeon Cinema, she said: "I can't believe she said [she wants to appear on 'Downton Abbey']. I didn't even know. I mean, I don't think you need to pull strings for Cate Blanchett. She could play everything, it's Cate Blanchett."

The 'Blue Jasmine' star admitted yesterday (19.03.15) that she was keen to reunite with Lily and Sophie McShera, who plays her daughter Drizella in 'Cinderella' and kitchen maid Daisy Mason in 'Downton', on the show.

Cate told ITV's 'Lorraine': "I did have words and I followed up with my agent, no call has yet been received - but I'm seeing the girls again today, so I'll get them to put a good word in."