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The transition from model to actress can often be an uphill battle, but Lily Cole seems to be taking it in leaps and bounds. The scarlet-tressed star has already played opposite Jude Law, Dianne West, and Rupert Everett, and her latest role – as Valentina in Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (in theaters December 25th) – plays out alongside the late Heath Ledger, as well as Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and once again, Jude Law, all of whom stepped in following Heath’s untimely passing.
FLARE: First impressions with the script. You read it and—?
Lily: Loved it. I remember being instantly intrigued, impressed. All the fantasy and visual elements and particularly the philosophical ideas of the good, the devil, the imagination, it’s right up my alley.