Lily James in Burberry at the ‘Yesterday’ London premiere: cute or tragic?

UK Premiere of Yesterday

Here are some photos from last night’s London premiere of Yesterday, the latest film written by Richard Curtis. I thought Curtis directed it too, but he’s only credited as screenwriter and producer. Danny Boyle directed this, which is… interesting. Yesterday is about a guy (played by Himesh Patel) who is a down-on-his-luck singer/cover artist and something magical happens and the Beatles never existed and so he takes credit for all of the Beatles songs he remembers and he ends up becoming the biggest musical act in the world. It’s a great statement about music today and the legacy of the Beatles actually – you could drop any and all of their hits right now and those songs would still be major. Honestly, when I saw the trailer for Yesterday, I was mostly astonished that Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono would all allow the film to use these songs. That’s what I kept thinking about. But here’s the trailer:

I mean, I got goosebumps, but that’s the power of those Beatles songs. Anyway, as for the premiere… as you can see, the stars are Himesh, Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon. Lily wore this absolutely awful Burberry dress, yikes.

The UK Premiere of 'Yesterday' held at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square

UK Premiere of Yesterday

Kate McKinnon wore Akris. Boring.

UK Premiere of Yesterday

Here’s Himesh Patel, who plays the guy who remembers all of the Beatles songs. He’s a cutie, right?

UK Premiere of Yesterday

I guess I like that Ed Sheeran dressed up?

UK Premiere of Yesterday

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Is she auditioning to be the next Iron Man with that thing in her chest?

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      She looks like she’s put all TQ’s medals on, but w/out the sash! lol

      I cannot wait for this movie!!! Lifelong Beatles fan here! Two wks. before it opens, I will be sitting FRONT ROW for Paul McCartney’s concert at Dodger Stadium!! I am SO EXCITED I’m practically vibrating! lol. I saw Sir Paul before, but way back in nose-bleed territory lol. I’m wearing flat shoes, and plan to be up, singing and dancing, for the whole show 😊

      • Dee Kay says:

        omg I envy you for getting front-row seats but I cannot complain — at Austin City Limits last October, my sister and niece and I pushed hard to get as close as possible to the stage for McCartney’s show, and we got to what I estimate would be about the 7th row (if there had been seats). I can’t believe I got to see Sir Paul play for 3 hours live with my own eyes, not on the jumbotrons.

        However, next month my sister and I will be seeing him from nosebleed seats in San Jose. But I’m glad once this tour (and once in my life!), we got pretty close!!!

        Can’t wait for Yesterday!!!

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Dee, this is truly a “Bucket List” item for me. I had a major health issue, and June 25th is my “5 Year-All-Clear” birthday. So I decided, wtf, and I’m going to do it!! It’s as expensive as &^%$, but I rarely splurge on “big” things. I am SO excited!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I’m sure I will! ❤️

      • Dee Kay says:

        @Jan I’m so happy for you, CONGRATULATIONS on your 5-year-all-clear anniversary, and also congratulations on your fulfilling your bucket list wish by getting front row seats to Paul!!!! Since Paul lost the two women who meant the most to him (his mom and Linda) to cancer, he would be absolutely thrilled for you and proud to know his concert was how you were celebrating this important benchmark.

    • snazzy says:

      It looks like she has the Captain America logo-shield-thing on her dress… so strange!

    • Megan says:

      That dress is straight up bonkers.

  2. Erinn says:

    I think Kate’s look would be better if her brows were a shade or so darker – and or her eye makeup was a hint less dark. Her dress is fine, but it’s not the most flattering, and it’s ‘safe’.

    I really do not like Lily’s look. Ouf, it’s a lot going on in one dress.

    Ed looks better than I’d expect from him – he isn’t the most fashionable guy – I find him kind of frumpy/sloppy most of the time. Which is silly because he looks good in a suit. He could be wearing some relaxed blazer type jackets instead of just t-shirts and he’d look way better.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Kate’s eye makeup is WAY too dark w/out the brows to balance it. And while she has a great figure, this dress is just so…ugh!! Can’t we finally retire the V to the belly-button already?? We KNOW we all have breasts; no need to show the world all the time.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Well hello Himish Patel.

  4. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    The first thing that came to mind was Jennifer Anniston’s character in Office Space… the chain restaurant uniform, and its “Flair” requirements.

  5. minx says:

    Lily is so cute but that dress is a mess. I wonder why she’s not in the Downton Abbey movie?

    • Tiffany says:

      Lily is a beautiful woman and it takes work to make her look that bad.

      Why does Ricardo Tisci get all these chances to just ruin fashion houses?

  6. Renee says:

    I have seen the previews for this for the last 4 months at the movies. It looks really cute & can’t wait to see it.

  7. jules says:

    Whoa. She should have stayed home in that tragedy of a nightgown.

  8. deezee says:

    I actually like Lily’s dress. I think her look could have been styled better though.
    Kate, I LOVE, but the dress is boring.
    Himesh’s suit is really well cut but what is with running shoes and suits?! For him and Ed Sheeran, it doesn’t work quite right. Maybe it’s the specific shoes they’re wearing? I’m not sure.

    And the movie looks so good. I cannot wait to see it. Love the Beatles.

    And Danny Boyle was on Graham Norton and explained how he got permission for the music, first from Sony, and then from the two surviving Beatles and the widows of George and John.

    • Kath says:

      Did anyone else agree on how horrible Madonna was on that Graham Norton episode? She was extremely rude to sir Ian Mckellen

      • snazzy says:

        And what was that weird grill in her mouth? She couldn’t even speak properly!! And how she insisted on being called Madam X. I have so much love for Madonna because I grew up adoring her but was really irritated by her in that whole interview

      • deezee says:

        I often feel a little sad for Madonna. In her quest to stay/be relevant and to be on the cutting edge, somehow she lost herself and it feels like she is constantly making poor attempts at youth which does nothing but make her seem desperate (and perhaps she is).
        With that being said, there is no reason for her to be inconsiderate to others.

  9. Ersatz says:

    You realize George Harrison was in The Beatles too I hope…

    • Tiffany says:

      I think it was written as Starr, McCarthy and Ono being the most protective of the catalog and extremely selective in how their music would be used.

    • HMC says:

      George is deceased. The director gave an interview that he contacted the surviving Beatles (Ringo and Paul) and the widows (like Yoko) and received their “blessing” along with a “lovely note” from Ringo.

    • Kaiser says:

      Harrison’s widow has never been the one with issues about the back catalog. Mostly I can’t believe Yoko agreed to this, she’s been the trickiest one about the rights to Lennon’s music

  10. NeoCleo says:

    Looking forward to the movie.

    “That’s the power of those Beatles sing.” Truth. I’ve been listening to the Beatles since they began dominating the top 40 way back in the 60s and they never get old. I got old but the songs “remain the same” to quote another classic.

  11. vegasschmegas says:

    Going to see Paul McCartney in Vegas next week – he NEVER disappoints. I always try to see him when he tours, because, well, he’s not a spring chicken. And he’s a freaking living Beatle.

  12. Leriel says:

    God, Ed’s suit isn’t tailored at all, like he went to closest H&M and bought the cheapest stuff he could get. And these terrible sneakers.

  13. Eliza says:

    Navy suit. Black dirty sneakers. Why try, Ed?

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      The rumpled clothes, and the bed-head hair. He reminds me of the Peanuts’ character “Pigpen”. All that’s missing is the dust lol 😊

  14. Meganbot2000 says:

    Ed Sheeran has a very wide stance.

  15. LadyT says:

    Poor Lily had to work the red carpet with two sprained wrists.

  16. sommolierlady says:

    What exactly is the point of that movie? It seems like once you get the running gag, there is no where to go.

  17. lucy2 says:

    I can’t wait to see this, I saw the trailer a while back and have been so eager for it to be released!

    Don’t care for Lily’s dress, or Kate’s either really.

  18. Texas says:

    I think the dress is cute.

  19. pottymouth pup says:

    Sony & Michael Jackson owned the Beatles catalogue (Sony is now buying Michael Jackson’s 50% share of it from the estate). I’m sure Sony had no problems granting the rights to the songs for this movie as it will be a nice windfall for them

    • Bella Bella says:

      I was about to make a similar comment. Michael Jackson bought the Beatles catalogue years ago. I didn’t know about the co-ownership with Sony. Was splitting it up something Jackson did when he was hemorrhaging money?

      • pottymouth pup says:

        probably. I think his ownership and issues related to it also soured his relationship with Paul McCartney

  20. North of Boston says:

    I am SO looking forward to this movie.

    And on the fashion front, I was OK with Lily’s dress until the side view.
    No, just no.

    And Kate isn’t wearing that dress, the dress is wearing her. The dress is too.much. for the event and it’s a mismatch with her styling. I think it *almost* would have worked in a color other than black. *almost*