I want time to travel with Matt Smith, says Lily James
GUESS who Lily James wants to go on an adventure with? Her boyfriend Matt Smith, of course.
The Downton Abbey star, 29, says she and the former Doctor Who are currently like ships in the night because of their high-flying Hollywood careers.
But she is ready to put their romance before red carpets. James told Marie Claire: ‘We want to get somewhere. That’s going like, “Can we go furniture shopping?” We bought a rug from there [points to a shop over the road], and I love getting flowers and making things look nice.’
The Baby Driver actress wants proper time to appreciate going on an adventure with her 35-year-old beau. She said: ‘I’d like a few months where I go travelling and just switch off. When you’re an actor, it’s like, “you’ve got to keep the momentum up.”
‘And I’m like, “No!” You have to trust that things won’t go away if you stop for a bit.’ Warning she’d be prepared to give up stardom long term for home life, she said: ‘I haven’t really stopped, and I don’t think that’s a feasible way to work.
‘For me, eventually, that’s not the lifestyle I want. You never really know where you are.
‘That’s not only with regards to my relationship with Matt, but with my friends and family. There’s so much you miss.
‘That’s why I know I can’t keep working at this intensity. I finish a job, Matt starts one.’
Read the full interview in the July issue of Marie Claire, out today.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth