Back in October 2020, Cinderella actress Lily James and Dominic West were snapped looking very cosy and comfortable while they were in Rome, Italy filming their feature Pursuit of Love. The photos instantly went viral and created enormous controversies and rumours in the media and Hollywood. This was primarily due to the reason that West is married and the photos of him kissing James were deemed inappropriate.
On a certain level, post the leakage, West did damage control by flying home to the UK and releasing photos with his wife and a staged statement which stated that the couple is working on their marriage and they are happy.
Up until recently, James had been tight-lipped on the subject but now, the actress is breaking her silence for the first time. In an interview with The Guardian, the actress was asked: “You found yourself at the centre of a media storm last autumn [due to rumours of an affair with Pursuit of Love castmate Dominic West]. What was that like?” Lily then responded, “Ach, I’m not really willing to talk about that. There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid.”
Lily had been trying to remain very low-key since the incident and even cancelled 2 TV appearances that week- Graham Norton Show, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Lily was supposed to make an appearance on both the shows to promote her new Netflix drama Rebecca with her co-star Armie Hammer.
Back in October 2020, a source who worked with Lily and West on the film and spoke to People magazine and confirmed their “alleged relationship”. The source said, “They worked together in the past but seem to have connected in a special way since they started filming in England over the summer,”.