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Lily James PIC EXC: Star returns to work for the first time since the Dominic West scandal


Lily James returned to work Tuesday for the first time since seeing married actor Dominic West kiss and cuddle in October.

The 31-year-old movie star, rarely seen in public since the pictures of her and Dominic, 51, stood out in a £ 900 yellow jacket for the new romantic comedy What Love Has To Do With It "began in London.

While details about the upcoming film are being kept under wraps, the film, written and produced by Jemima Goldsmith, is reportedly based on an intercultural relationship between the English capital and South Asia.

She is back! Lily James returned to work Tuesday for the first time since seeing married actor Dominic West kiss and cuddle in October

Scandal: The 31-year-old movie star has rarely been seen in public since pictures emerged showing her and Dominic, 51, at an outdoor lunch in Rome in October

Scandal: The 31-year-old movie star has rarely been seen in public since pictures emerged showing her and Dominic, 51, at an outdoor lunch in Rome in October

Mamma Mia is wrapped in her outerwear from Fjallraven Kanken x Acne Studios! Here We Go Again Star cut an elegant figure in a white blouse, ankle-strap trousers and leather loafers.

The actress appeared to be on her way to the set when she was escorted by crew members wearing appropriate PPE amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Deadline, the Downton Abbey star stars in the Working Titles production with Star Trek: Discovery's Shazad Latif and award-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson.

It is currently unclear what roles Lily and her co-stars Shazad (32) and Emma (61) play in "What Love Has To Do With It", which is directed by Shekhar Kapur.

Let's go: The 31-year-old movie star stood out in a £ 900 yellow jacket when starting out in London for the new romantic comedy What Love Has To Do With It

Let's go: The 31-year-old movie star stood out in a £ 900 yellow jacket when starting out in London for the new romantic comedy What Love Has To Do With It

"We're still very much together": Days after the scandal, the Thespian defended his marriage to Mrs. Catherine FitzGerald (pictured at a photo opportunity outside her Wiltshire home).

Keeping warm: the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Star wrapped warmly in their outerwear from Fjallraven Kanken x Acne Studios

Work hard: The TV, film, and stage star was standing next to a car when she walked on the set

Keeping warm: the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Star wrapped warmly in their outerwear from Fjallraven Kanken x Acne Studios

In character: the actress cut an elegant figure in a white blouse, ankle-striped trousers and slippers

In character: the actress cut an elegant figure in a white blouse, ankle-striped trousers and slippers

The plot is believed to have been inspired by documentary filmmaker Jemima's marriage to current Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The filmmaker (46) and the former cricketer (68) were married from 1995 to 2004. The athlete revealed that the divorce was due to Jemima's inability to adjust to his political life.

Lily has held back since then became an issue of worldwide control when pictures surfaced of her and Dominic having lunch outdoors with their mutual agent, Angharad Wood.

They were enjoying a two-day vacation in Italy, being driven around Rome on a scooter, and at one point Dominic seemed to bend over and kiss Lily's neck.

Less is more: With her curls in a tousled ponytail, Lily's facial features have been enhanced by a neutral tinted make-up

On the move: At one point she was seen pulling a bag out of a black vehicle

Less is more: With her curls in a tousled ponytail, Lily's facial features have been enhanced by a neutral tinted make-up

In good company: The actress appeared to be on her way to the set when she was escorted by crew members wearing appropriate PPE amid the coronavirus pandemic

In good company: The actress appeared to be on her way to the set when she was escorted by crew members wearing appropriate PPE amid the coronavirus pandemic

Luxury lap: Lily seemed to be driven to work by a taxi driver in a black Audi

Luxury lap: Lily seemed to be driven to work by a taxi driver in a black Audi

Busy area: a gray van pulled up behind the car as employees drove to production

Busy area: a gray van pulled up behind the car as employees drove to production

A source told MailOnline that the Thespis disciples spent two nights in a suite in the top Hotel De La Ville with a panoramic view of the city and just a two-minute walk from the Spanish Steps.

Just days later, Dominic defiantly defended his marriage to Mrs. Catherine FitzGerald. The couple hosted a photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home and told reporters, "Our marriage is strong and we are very much still together."

TV and movie star Lily had previously dated 38-year-old The Crown star Matt Smith for five years. The relationship is said to have lasted only a few weeks before being pictured with Dominic.

The brunette has raised eyebrows in the past by making close friends with her co-stars in recent productions – Armie Hammer in Rebecca and Dominic in BBC drama The Pursuit Of Love.

Resurfacing: The Baby Driver star has held back since being scrutinized around the world

Resurfacing: The Baby Driver star has held back since being scrutinized around the world

Back to the grind: what love has to do with it is Lily's first film since filming Neftlix 'The Dig, which is slated for release next month

Back to the grind: what love has to do with it is Lily's first film since filming Neftlix 'The Dig, which is slated for release next month

Low key: While details about the film are kept secret, the film, written and produced by Jemima Goldsmith, is based on an intercultural relationship

Low key: While details about the film are kept secret, the film, written and produced by Jemima Goldsmith, is based on an intercultural relationship

Backstory? The plot is believed to be inspired by the marriage of documentary filmmaker Jemima to current Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (pictured together in May 1995).

Backstory? The plot is believed to be inspired by the marriage of documentary filmmaker Jemima to current Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (pictured together in May 1995).

Cast: The star of Downton Abbey plays the lead role in the project with Star Trek: Discoverys Shazad Latif and the award-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson (pictured in January).

Cast: The star of Downton Abbey plays the lead role in the project with Star Trek: Discoverys Shazad Latif and the award-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson (pictured in January).

Minimal information: It is currently unclear what roles Lily and her co-stars Shazad (32) and Emma (61) play in "What Love Has To Do With It", which is directed by Shekhar Kapur

Minimal information: It is currently unclear what roles Lily and her co-stars Shazad (32) and Emma (61) play in "What Love Has To Do With It", which is directed by Shekhar Kapur

Lily was also hit by allegations that she'd gotten close to married Rebecca co-star Armie, and her alleged off-camera chemistry led to gossip on set that she had become an object.

After the pics surfaced for lunch, the stage star pulled out of a series of advertising appearances to plug Rebecca and has remained silent about the scandal ever since.

The media personality has also canceled interviews on the Today Show in America and an episode of the Graham Norton Show.

The Surrey native made her first TV appearance after the controversy on the Jimmy Fallon show without co-star Armie to discuss her film while she addressed herself Mama Mia 3! Rumors.

The show must go on: The Surrey native made her first TV appearance after the controversy on the Jimmy Fallon Show

The show must go on: The Surrey native made her first TV appearance after the controversy on the Jimmy Fallon Show

However, the 46-year-old broadcaster Jimmy did not address the scandalous topic Dominic.

In The Pursuit Of Love, Dominic appears as the bullying and eccentric Uncle Matthew.

In an interview with The Guardian held in Italy prior to the meeting, Lily said she has known her co-star "a long time" since they appeared together in a Shakespeare play a decade ago.

Commenting on his role on her latest project, the Cinderella star added, “He's a brilliant Uncle Matthew, another crazy kind of character.

"I have a great line in it where I say," Matthew is terrifying and I disapprove of him, but I think he sets the bar for English manhood. "What a great line."

Embarrassing! The media personality's oddly timed remarks about "making mistakes," "affairs," and her "rebellious series" continued to emerge after her scandal with Dominic

Embarrassing! The media personality's oddly timed remarks about "making mistakes," "affairs," and her "rebellious series" continued to emerge after her scandal with Dominic

It was reported last month that Dominic's wife Catherine had crisis talks with her family about the future of their marriage.

49-year-old landscaper Catherine is said to have been devastated when the pictures surfaced Two days later, the couple defended their marriage at a smug photo opportunity outside their Wiltshire home.

Despite her portrayal, insiders claimed Catherine, who shares four children with the actor, had traveled to her home in County Limerick, Ireland, where she was deciding the future of their marriage.

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