Ellie Bamber graces the cover of Rollacoster’s Autumn/Winter 2018 issue, available now to pre-order.

Here’s what the 21-year-old The Nutcracker and the Four Realms actress had to say…

On her favorite actresses: “Definitely Nicole Kidman. Moulin Rouge was one of those films that I watched as a kid and was like ‘Oh my god, that’s what I want to do.’ And I love Emma Stone, I think she’s a really amazing actress.”

On her upcoming Les Mis mini-series: “The funniest thing is that I was in the musical version of it at my school when I was younger. I really like re-imagining the classics and looking at all the different adaptation. With our version of Les Mis, it’s very much based on the book – which is wonderful because there’s so much detail in it. It’s 1500 pages!”

On her acting journey: “I think I can be very self-critical, for sure. I’ve still got tons to learn. But it makes me really, really excited, I think you can probably hear that. I don’t know much at all, so I’m looking forward to being challenged more and learning more from my peers and directors. I’m always ready. I just want to be as open to that as I can possibly be.”

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I did some captures of the interviews, to see them just click on the thumbnails below.

Harper’s Bazaar UK: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella: it’s fair to say the traditional Disney princess has come under scrutiny of late.

The notion of a damsel in distress saved only by a man is enough to make the modern woman uncomfortable with the fairytales they read – and accepted, often without question – as children.

Over the past few years, Disney stories have changed with the times, with a rise in strong female characters – thanks to , and a slow move towards more diverse princesses such as Moana and The Princess and The Frog’s Tiana.There was also the #DreamBigPrincess initiative in 2016.

One of Disney’s latest offerings is another modern spin of a classic tale: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The all-star cast includes Bazaar cover star Keira Knightley, who takes on the iconic role of the Sugar Plum Fairy alongside Dame Helen Mirren, ballerina Misty Copeland, Jack Whitehall and Ellie Bamber.

For Bamber – who spoke to Harper’s Bazaar ahead of the film’s release and straight after a dress fitting for the London premiere – the movie comes with a plethora of strong female characters to complement this new wave of modern game-changing female Disney leads.

However, while the 21-year-old welcomes this new wave of princesses, she can’t quite bring herself to completely oppose the traditional fairytale role.

“I mean, I think it’s about time really [to have these powerful Disney female leads] but, having said that, I still love Cinderella,” she says. “There is something about that film and about all of the other fairytales that is magical.

“But, in this day and age, it is really important to have strong female characters and there is certainly that in The Nutcracker. So I think it’s about time and [it’s great] to be reimagining the story in this way which is so truthful and also so wonderful for young girls to have role models.”

While Bamber would have liked these new strong female characters to look up to as a child, she wasn’t short of them herself.

“I had two very strong and powerful women in my life,” she says, referring to her mother and grandmother. “So, they were the fairytale I had.”
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Ellie Bamber attends the European Gala Screening of Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ at Vue Westfield on November 01, 2018 in London, England.

She was absolutely beautiful in a Chanel Couture.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.

#VIDEOS: Cast and Crew at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.

Ellie Bamber at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.

INTERVIEW – Ellie Bamber on her great memories from set and Les Miserables at The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gala Screening.

Ellie Bamber attended BIFA Nominations Photocall at The Everyman Cinema on October 31, 2018 in London, England.

Alongside Arinze Lene, she announced the nominations for BIFA 2018.

See below the video with the announcement of nominees.

Interview during the photocall of the Bifa Nominations 2018.