Ju­nior re­porter Manasi has a ball

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AN 11-year-old film en­thu­si­ast re­alised her dreams when she in­ter­viewed the stars of the film Cin­derella.

Manasi Ku­mar, from Chal­font St Peter, spoke to the celebri­ties as part of her role as a ju­nior re­porter for Into Film, a ed­u­ca­tion char­ity which helps young peo­ple to learn about films.

She quizzed Lily James, Richard Mad­den, Hol­l­i­day Granger, Os­car-win­ning cos­tume designer Sandy Pow­ell and Ken­neth Branagh about mak­ing the film of the clas­sic fairy­tale.

Speak­ing about her day she said: “It was re­ally fun in­ter­view­ing all the stars. I learned a lot about the film.

“I learned the most from Sandy be­cause you wouldn’t re­ally re­alise how much work cos­tume de­sign­ers and other parts of the crew put in. She told me that for Cin­derella’s ball gown there was ac­tu­ally eight ver­sions which is quite a lot.”

Manasi, who goes to Chal­font St Peter Catholic Pri­mary School, added: “It was nice to re­ceive com­pli­ments about my in­ter­view­ing.

“Some of them said I was one of the best in­ter­view­ers.”

Manasi Ku­mar pic­tured with Cin­derella stars Lily James (main) and Richard Mad­den (inset bot­tom) and direc­tor Ken­neth Branagh (inset top)

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