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ContentMode Magazine

ContentMode Magazine

Lily was interviewed and photographed for ContentMode (Contents) magazine! Check out the photos below.


Interview by Allie King

CONTENTMODE“Art is healing.” Lily Collins has a history of prioritizing healing in both her writing and acting. Now, as the world struggles together, this has proved to be what we’ve all been wanting and needing. In hopes to escape from the reality of 2020, people are turning to their streaming services for comfort and solace. If this is you, you have probably had Lily Collins on your screen at least once this year. Collins, with a long list of iconic roles, has enriched our screens time and time again this year: First by allowing us to laugh with her role as Emily in “Emily in Paris,” and now by being the supportive sidekick we all need, as Rita Alexander, in “Mank.” Both are now streaming on Netflix.
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Lily for InStyle

Lily for InStyle

Lily was interviewed and photographed for InStyle.com! Check out the interview and beautiful photos below.

Lily in Los Angeles

Mank star Lily Collins opens up about her new film, celebrating her engagement at home, and what she thinks Emily Cooper would be doing in quarantine.

INSTYLE – This story, like many set in the never-ending stress dream that is 2020, begins with technical difficulties.

“I should be better at this point,” Lily Collins tells me when we finally manage to connect over Zoom. “I still find myself floundering,” she says, referring to the mechanics of our new normal: virtual interviews and FaceTime photoshoots, a once foreign vernacular that includes ring light settings and meeting room codes.

Despite the admitted at-home learning curve, Collins’s comfort with communication (of any form) is clear. Appearing on-screen in a pale pink sweater with shoulder cut-outs, her long brown hair parted down the middle and flowing unreservedly across her chest (the way the YouTube tutorial tells you it should — but it never does), she seems at-ease, eager even.
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Lily for The Laterals

The Laterals Magazine

Lily was photographed and interviewed for The Laterals magazine. Check out the photos and interview below!


Bright Night Of The Soul is how I’d characterize my lasting impression of Lily Collins. Sitting down for a conversation with an actress comes with a few days of preparation. There’s scheduling, there’s research to be done, and for me, it ends with the magic of somehow, after perusing countless interviews, and archived stories, of trying to pinpoint who my subject truly is outside of their big and small screen counterparts. The truth is, the celebrity interview is one of infinite outcomes. None of them lend themselves to predictability. Will they be reserved? Will she be giving? Who is she, really?

Read the full interview here!

“The Last Tycoon” Takes History as Seriously as Style

The Last Tycoon Takes History as Seriously as Style

The Last Tycoon, which is available to stream on Amazon Prime now, presents a heightened version of 1930s Hollywood, but it’s not exactly a fantasy.

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel, the series stars Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr, a brilliant young movie producer who has complicated relationships with his boss, studio head Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer); the boss’ daughter Celia (Lily Collins), who wants to be a producer against her father’s wishes; and Kathleen Moore (Dominique McElligott), an Irish waitress who reminds him of his deceased movie star wife Minna Davis.

In a big picture way, it’s about the Golden Age of Hollywood, when the big studios and the larger-than-life men who ran them controlled show business, for good and for ill. The show captures the era’s glitz and glamour, but also the dark underbelly of what was going on politically and socially as the Great Depression raged and Hitler rose to power and exerted his influence in Hollywood before the start of World War II. Race and gender and class are all in play, as are the never-ending conflicts of labor vs. management and art vs. commerce.

The show’s creative team plays around with fact and fiction, but makes it a point to be grounded in the time period. The main characters are fictitious, but they’re inspired by real people — Stahr is based on producer Irving Thalberg, while Brady is sort of like Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn — and they interact with real historical figures like director Fritz Lang (played by Iddo Goldberg), whom Stahr hires to work on his flagship film. Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian and Fitzgerald expert A. Scott Berg is a consulting producer on the show, and he helps make sure actual facts get inserted into the show.

“There were so many things that I learned about that seem outrageous but actually happened,” says Lily Collins.

For example, the show includes Georg Gyssling, who was Hitler’s man in Hollywood. He monitored studio activities and censored scripts for the Nazis with studio cooperation. It’s a dark chapter in Hollywood history, and The Last Tycoon doesn’t shy away from it.

But The Last Tycoon is also about the sensuous pleasures of beautiful lighting and luxurious interiors and gorgeous clothing. The costumes were designed by Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant, who previously worked on Deadwood and Mad Men.

“I’m a fashion gal through and through,” says Collins, who says that getting to wear the costumes was a great perk of the job. “I’ve grown up loving design and seeing stylists and costume designers as true artists and Janie Bryant is a genius and this period is so beautiful for women, the shapes and colors and patterns. To get to immerse myself in that way every day was a gift and such a treat. All the fittings with Janie really helped create my character and that was part of the fun every day.”

Grammer, Collins and McElligott were all especially fond of the hats they got to wear. “Celia is a hat girl,” says Collins. “She wears a lot of hats, literally and figuratively.”

“We all wear quite a few hats, I think,” says McElligott. “I had a nice hat when I was a tour guide. I liked that hat. It was quite jaunty.”

“It’s a rich canvas, it looks really good,” says Grammer. He praises the work cinematographer Daniel Moder and production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein did in creating the world of the show. “Maybe it’s a fantasized world a little bit, but it sure looks good,” he says. “It’s sumptuous. It’s fun to go there and play.”

The Last Tycoon‘s entire first season is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

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Lily for Shape Magazine

Lily Collins Opens Up About Past Eating Disorders and a New Sense of Body Pride in Shape Magazine

In this exclusive first look at the July-August 2017 issue of Shape magazine, Lily Collins is once again getting candid about her past struggles with eating disorders.

“I never dreamed I’d be posing in a bikini on the cover of Shape. It’s a complete 180 for me. It’s a magazine about what it means to be healthy,” the actress reveals.

“I used to see healthy as this image of what I thought perfect looked like—the perfect muscle definition, etc. But healthy now is how strong I feel. It’s a beautiful change, because if you’re strong and confident, it doesn’t matter what muscles are showing. Today I love my shape. My body is the shape it is because it holds my heart.”
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