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Monday 30 March 2015

Grainger: Cinderella will be epic

Holliday Grainger is playing an ugly sister in Cinderella
Holliday Grainger is playing an ugly sister in Cinderella

Holliday Grainger has admitted it was "fun" playing an ugly sister in the new Disney adaptation of Cinderella.

The Bonnie And Clyde star and Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera will play the vain, snooty daughters of the wicked step queen, played by Cate Blanchett, in the film directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Holliday joked: "I don't know what I'm allowed to say - I think there's somebody from Disney following me around with a sniper rifle listening in to all my interviews at the moment.

"It's going to be a proper epic fairytale film, it's going to be beautiful. And it was definitely an amazing experience working on such a huge scale production.

"Going from something like Bonnie And Clyde [the new TV miniseries which she stars in with Emile Hirsch] where it's minimal crew and fast paced shooting, and certain things like they couldn't afford a sign that said 'school' for one scene outside a school.

"And then you go onto something like Cinderella and there's these huge beautiful, intricate sets and every detail is there and planned. You feel like you're walking into another world, someone else's world for a time, and wandering around being amazed by it all."

::Holliday stars in Bonnie And Clyde which continues on Lifetime UK on Thursday, February 13 at 9pm.

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