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London girl Lily James

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London girl Lily James

Lily James is a "London girl".

The 'Cinderella' star may be becoming a household name across the world but she has no plans to move to Hollywood.

She said: "I don't want to move to America. That's not me at all. I'm such a London girl and I love it here - I can't see myself leaving Britain."

And the 'Downton Abbey' star believes she has the period drama to thank for "opening doors" for her across the pond.

She told the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper: "Downton has opened so many doors for me. In America they just love it, which is great.

"I certainly get a lot of auditions now that I'd never have got before."

The 25-year-old actress will be back in London soon to star as the lead role in a stage version of the Shakespeare classic 'Romeo and Juliet' and whilst she admits she is excited about playing one half of the star-crossed lovers, she wishes she could play a role that is less "iconic" as it ups her "stress levels".

She said: "I'm really excited about it. It's such early days. I just need to read it again, and read it and read it. Put it under my pillow and dream about it...

"I want to do something [that's] not iconic next. I think part of my stress levels are due to the fact that there is a lot of pressure playing these roles. Maybe one of them I'll conquer - not that you ever could, because they're too vast."