Interview with Lilly Collins – The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
￼￼￼￼￼￼Lily Collins first came to the world’s attention in 2009 in the Blind Side. She followed with such movies as: Priest, Abduction, and Mirror Mirror (opposite Julia Roberts), and now starring in the upcoming movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, she is expected to become a household name in the not so distant future. She’s also starring in a smaller independent movie, Stuck In Love.
The daughter of Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman, her mother is American. Lily was born in Guildford, Surrey, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of five with her mom when her parents broke up.
In her hometown of Los Angeles, she’s excited to promote the upcoming movie adapted from the best-selling novels.
Are you fearless like your character?
I would like to think that I am feisty and fearless. My mom and I travelled to many countries when I was growing up, and I have jumped off a cliff in Paraguay, and jumped off a cliff to go swimming, and I swam with sharks. So, I would like to think that I have done some things. I think I like to take risks, not be unsafe, but like take as many risks as I can.
Are you good in unexpected dangerous situations?
I’ve done enough martial arts training now and I think I would be kind of good in a situation but I try not to put myself in dangerous situations. I think having been able to play some of the characters that are strong females who get thrown into these positions and have to act quickly and I think I have learned kind of a lot from those characters. And also my best friends and the women that surround me in general, are all really strong females in their own way, and witty as well as physically strong. So I think it’s also about how you handle ￼￼￼￼￼them intellectually and mentally, and if you go through something traumatic, how do you pick yourself up afterwards? That takes a lot of strength as well. (continua…)
Foto in HQ di Lily alla serata del Met Gala 2013 al Metropolitan Museum of Art a NYC ieri 6 Maggio 2013, insieme a Jamie Campbell Bower
Ecco un nuovo poster del prossimo film di Lily “Stuck In Love” (con titolo ‘A Place For Me’ in Australia). E 3 nuove stills in HQ.
Lily Collins Talks THE ENGLISH TEACHER, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, and LOVE, ROSIE
The indie dramedy The English Teacher tells the story of Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a 40-year-old, unmarried high school English teacher in small town Pennsylvania. With no children and no relationships to speak of, her life is uncomplicated, which is just how she likes it. Her greatest passion and her biggest fulfillment comes from helping her impressionable young students discover their own creative voices, until a former star student (Michael Angarano) returns and threatens to undo it all.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lily Collins (who plays teen ingénue Hallie Anderson) talked about what drew her to this film, wanting to work with Julianne Moore, who she’s admired since she was little, why she loves the independent film world, how much fun it was to be encouraged to improvise, shooting the play with a real audience of 300 people. She also talked about the overwhelming fan reaction to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in which she plays the film’s lead Clary Fray, that she’s willing to really fight for the roles that she’s passionate about, and how much she’s looking forward to getting to use her real natural accent for her next film, the British romantic dramedy Love, Rosie. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Collider: How did you come to be a part of this film? Was this a role you auditioned for, or did they come to you about doing this?
LILY COLLINS: I read the script and I was drawn to the tone of the story. I thought it could go so many different ways, depending on how the director wanted to take it and whether they wanted to hype up the comedy aspect of make it more dramatic. So, I had a meeting with Craig [Zisk], the director, and I liked his perspective on it. I hadn’t done an independent film before, so I was really curious about the process. But also, it’s really hard to not love the idea of this project that involved Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Michael Angarano. I’ve been a fan of Michael’s work. I think he’s an incredibly talented young actor. I had just worked with Nathan Lane (on Mirror, Mirror). And Greg Kinnear is Greg Kinnear. You’ve gotta love him. And then, Julianne Moore is someone I’ve admired since I was little. She’s an amazing woman. It was a marriage of the cast, as well as the story, that drew me to the project. Even though Hallie is a smaller character in this very collaborative project, I saw an amazing opportunity to have an experience going head-to-head with Julianne. These characters really do have conflict, and Halle is the catalyst for her spiral downward. It just was a fun character to play and I love all the people that were involved.
When you work with people like that, do you just watch and absorb absolutely everything that you can?
COLLINS: Completely! I’m such a believer in going to set, even when you’re not work because I think the best things to be learned, you don’t necessarily get from your own scene or from someone speaking to you and telling you advice. I think it’s all about watching and just taking it all in. It’s not even when the cameras are rolling, necessarily. You can see how they interact with the rest of the crew, and how they deal with being a character and then being themselves. (continua…)