Lily James, 32, nods to Dominic West, 51, scandal

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Lily James has admitted there is ‘a lot to be said’ about her Dominic West scandal, but insisted now is not the time to reveal it.

In October, co-stars Lily and married Dominic, 51, were caught enjoying what appeared to be a spicy weekend in Rome, which led to his wife Catherine FitzGerald assuring the public that they were okay but forbidding him to work with Lily.

The 32-year-old Downton Abbey alum is now paving the promo path for their new series The Pursuit Of Love alone and in an interview with The Guardian, she declined to discuss the media storm – but admitted that there is, in fact, much to discuss.

Oh!  Lily James has admitted there is 'a lot to be said' about her Dominic West scandal but insisted now is not the time to reveal

Oh! Lily James has admitted there is ‘a lot to be said’ about her Dominic West scandal but insisted now is not the time to reveal

In her interview with the newspaper, The Guardian asked Lily, ‘You were at the center of a media storm last fall [due to rumours of an affair with Pursuit of Love castmate Dominic West]. How was that?’

At that point she came across as shy and refused to argue, saying, ‘Well, I don’t really want to talk about that. There’s a lot to say, but not now I’m afraid. ‘

A trailer for their drama series was released last month ahead of its upcoming release, showing the two getting closer before their scandalous journey left.

Emily Mortimer’s novel adaptation follows the story of Linda Radlett – played by Lily – and her quest for love and marriage, as Dominic plays her Uncle Matthew.

Firm Refusal: In October, co-stars Lily and married Dominic, 51, were caught enjoying what seemed like a spicy weekend in Rome, which led to his wife Catherine FitzGerald assuring the audience that they were okay, but him forbade to work with Lily

Firm Refusal: In October, co-stars Lily and married Dominic, 51, were caught enjoying what seemed like a spicy weekend in Rome, which led to his wife Catherine FitzGerald assuring the audience that they were okay, but him forbade to work with Lily

Wow!  The 32-year-old Downton Abbey alum is currently blowing the promotion path for their new series The Pursuit Of Love and in an interview with The Guardian she declined to discuss the media storm - but admitted that there is, in fact, a lot to discuss.

Wow! The 32-year-old Downton Abbey alum is currently blowing the promotion path for their new series The Pursuit Of Love and in an interview with The Guardian she declined to discuss the media storm – but admitted that there is, in fact, a lot to discuss.

The production was filmed between July and October last year, while Lily and Dominic’s trip to Italy took place shortly after the filming of the wrapped period drama.

Part of the deal between Dominic and Catherine is believed to be that he won’t be doing a promo with Lily on the series, in an attempt to save their marriage – which BBC bosses have apparently reluctantly agreed to.

The trailer for the BBC adaptation of the novel begins with a very glamorous Lily wearing a turquoise silk dress and she can be heard saying, ‘It’s not sexual, it’s a meeting of the ghosts.’

Cozy: Dominic and Lily have built a close bond on set - fans only have to look back a few months to remember their rendezvous in Rome, when pictures of their cozy trip emerged

Cozy: Dominic and Lily have built a close bond on set – fans only have to look back a few months to remember their rendezvous in Rome, when pictures of their cozy trip emerged

The next scene shows her around naked in a bath, her friend sitting next to her giggling as Lily spits water at her.

Dominic and Lily developed a close bond on set – fans only need to look back a few months to remember their rendezvous in Rome, when pictures of their convivial trip emerged.

In fact, the photos of her actor husband West were so demeaning that he starred James that Catherine is said to have banned him from talking to the actress as part of a peace deal between the couple.

Dominic was finally forgiven for the infamous photos of him flirting madly with Lily during the secret trip.

Saucy!  A trailer for their drama series was released last month ahead of its upcoming release, showing the two getting closer before their scandalous journey left.

Saucy! A trailer for their drama series was released last month ahead of its upcoming release, showing the two getting closer before their scandalous journey left.

Character: The Pursuit Of Love follows the story of Linda Radlett - played by Lily - and her quest for love and marriage, while Dominic plays her Uncle Matthew

Character: The Pursuit Of Love follows the story of Linda Radlett – played by Lily – and her quest for love and marriage, while Dominic plays her Uncle Matthew

However, the MoS was told there are some strict new rules to guide Dominic’s future behavior.

“He has promised never to see, speak, or work with Lily again,” said a friend. There will also be no joint promotional interviews for the upcoming TV adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel.

This has apparently caused surprise to BBC bosses hoping the series will be a triumph in the ratings after they planned it to be shown in prime time on Sundays at 9pm which was occupied by Line Of Duty prior to the show. Sunday’s final.

Despite initial protests, the BBC is thought to have agreed to the Wests’ request.

Decline: In fact, the photos of her actor husband West were so demeaning that he starred James that Catherine is said to have banned him from talking to the actress as part of a peace deal between the couple.

Decline: In fact, the photos of her actor husband West were so demeaning that he starred James that Catherine is said to have banned him from talking to the actress as part of a peace deal between the couple.

Difficult: Lily felt she had fallen victim to sexist bullying and slut shame after publishing her and West's photos (pictured September 2019)

Difficult: Lily felt she had fallen victim to sexist bullying and slut shame after publishing her and West’s photos (pictured September 2019)

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