Lily is featured in the latest episode of Vanity Fair’s podcast “In the Limelight” where she speaks about her very busy year, working with her The Last Tycoon co-stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer, the feedback she has gotten from To The Bone, career goals, role models and so much more. You can listen to the podcast bellow (Lily’s interview starts at 24:45)!
Lily Collins is having a very busy 2017. The actress released her memoir—Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me—in the spring. And this summer, two of her films—Okja and To the Bone—have hit Netflix. Collins also has a new show debuting this week—her first television series role—with Amazon’s gorgeous The Last Tycoon, set in 1930s Hollywood, also starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer.
For this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s “In The Limelight,” co-host Josh Duboff sat down with Collins—daughter of Phil—in New York to discuss her busy year. The actress spills on what it was like to act opposite Bomer (“He’s just absolutely beautiful—in the 1930s or 2017”) and have Grammer play her dad (“He called me ‘kiddo’ from day one”) in Tycoon. She also discusses the feedback and response she has come across in response to To the Bone, in which Collins plays a woman struggling with a severe eating disorder (“It’s been incredible to see the amount of young people coming out and sharing their stories”).
Collins also shared on a variety of other topics and co-stars.
On her career goals: I have a list of things I’d like to do. That includes work as well as travel, as well as just life in general. Would love to do a flat-out comedy. Love Paul Feig. Would love to do a British sweeping period drama, a la a Joe Wright situation… Would love to have kids. Would love to go travel to Thailand and stay in a treehouse. I’d love to learn how to bake better…
On her acting role models: Audrey Hepburn. Obvious, but Meryl Streep. It’s about the longevity of their careers. Natalie Portman. Cate Blanchett. Love Penélope Cruz. And all these women are mothers. And what I love is that they are proof that you can do both, that you can have both. You can have a career, and do what you do, and then have your family as well.