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LILY COLLINS Covers: Rollacoaster Magazine Autumn/ Winter 2020
From starting her career at the age of two in BBC drama Growing Pains to being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Rules Don’t Apply, Lily Collins has had a whirlwind of a career. Having made her big-screen debut playing Sandra Bullock’s daughter in The Blind Side as well as starring across from Zac Efron in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile, the Surrey-born, LA-bred actor has become a staple in the industry for her ability to step into any role thrown her way and her iconic brows.
Now with her Sex In The City style show Emily In Paris shooting to the top of Netflix over the past weekend for its stunning fashion choices, beautiful locations and addictive modern-day fairy tale storyline, the star candidly breaks down the creation of the show, as well as answering our burning questions.
Lily was recently interviewed for Coveteur! Check out the photoshoot and interview below.
Not to mention the dream of working with Patricia Field on Emily in Paris.
COVETEUR – Patricia Field is known for her amazing costumes in fashion-favorite films, from Sex and the City to The Devil Wears Prada to Confessions of a Shopaholic, each of which take a person on a fantasy-inducing sartorial safari through unexpected pattern combinations and ostentatious yet modern silhouettes. So when Lily Collins got the offer to work with not only Field but also Darren Star, creator of Sex and the City and Younger, she was immediately hooked on what she calls “a golden nugget.”
Their new show, Emily in Paris, available on Netflix as of October 2nd, is by no means the beginning of Collins’ fashion journey. The young actress has worked in films like Mirror, Mirror with corseted gowns and The Mortal Instruments with edgy, leather-filled looks. On the other side of the camera, she has the privilege of experimenting with the best that fashion has to offer on the red carpet and more.
Featured on an article for V Magazine, Lily explains why her new film To the Bone has a personal connection.
In To the Bone, Lily Collins plays Ellen, a 20-year-old illustrator whose battle with anorexia has brought her to the brink of death. Collins, petite even by Hollywood standards, had to lose serious weight in order to play Ellen. It’s the sort of role that someone who once suffered from an eating disorder, as Collins did, might shy away from. But she embraced the complicated challenge in a healthy way. “[The producers and director] were all female and they were very motherly,” she says. “We worked with a nutritionist, and [the weight loss] was done in a specific, calming, loving way.”
Collins read the script for the film—based on director Marti Noxon’s own struggle with the disorder—in the midst of writing Unfiltered, a book of personal essays. She had just finished a chapter on her eating disorder. “It was like the universe throwing it at me, saying, ‘I think this is something important for you to go through.’” Having overcome her issues, Collins is able to bring a sense of hope to the role. “I had all of the stages there to give to Ellen,” she says. “She doesn’t know how to reach them yet.”
From the very beginning of the film, there’s a steely strength to Ellen. The same can’t be said for other characters at the group home where Ellen is admitted. That’s the reality of addiction: many addicts never recover, but the hope is that movies like this can help. “I would have loved to have seen something like [To the Bone] when I first started having my problems,” says Collins. In the end, Collins lived with the character for the month it took to complete the film. “It was a really long month,” she says. “But how awesome to face a fear head-on like that?”
To the Bone will be released worldwide on Netflix July 14.