Published by Neide Published on February 3, 2021

Lily has spoken with Deadline after the Golden Globes nominations and given us a little new details on the upcoming season of Emily in Paris.

With a Golden Globe  nomination for her eponymous Emily in Paris role announced Wednesday morning, Lily Collins told Deadline she’s “honored” to be counted, and thrilled by the show’s nomination and by the several nominations for her “Mank family”—David Fincher’s film in which she starred alongside Gary Oldman.

Netflix series Emily in Paris took the Covid binge-watching world by storm with its eye-candy comedic take on an American girl’s relocation to the city of lights. “Emily allows for a sense of adventure,” Collins said of the show’s huge fanbase. “There’s the aesthetic of you’re able to lose yourself in of another country… That sense of adventure I think we’re all craving more than ever.”

In Season 1 of the Darren Star-created show, Emily stumbled into a romance with her chef neighbor Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and made friends including wannabe professional singer Mindy (Ashley Park), so, since the show was renewed for a second season, what might the future might hold for Emily?

Romantically, Emily’s future with Gabriel looked bleak last season, since it was revealed he was in a relationship with Camille (Camille Razat). “I don’t know what they’re writing right now,” Collins said, “but I think it would be a little early for Emily to lock something in. I think she’s still exploring the prospects. Honestly I think Emily doesn’t even know [what will happen], and that’s the beauty of the way that they write the show. She has yet to find all the qualities she maybe is looking for. But that being said, there is that connection with Gabriel, but now she has Camille in that love triangle, so I think there’s still experiences to be had, adventure to be had and she’s still finding herself.”

Published by Neide Published on December 9, 2020

Hey Lilyians! You guessed, there’s a new photoshoot out – Lily is on the cover of the Winter 2020/2021 issue of ContentMode and we bring you not only the two covers out, but also outtakes from the session. Below you’ll also find an interview, in which Lily speaks about her relationship with Netflix, Emily in Paris and Mank.

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Interview by Allie King
“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.

Allie King: This year has been hectic for everyone but overall it seems like you’ve had a good year. I wanted to congratulate you on your recent engagement.

Lily Collins: Thank you!

Allie King: Also, you have had a lot of big projects come out this year. In my reading, everyone was considering you a household name. I have been a fan of yours for years, but that is a big title and a lot of new viewers are getting to know you. How have you been able to balance the pandemic with your work this year?

Lily Collins: Thank you. That’s very nice of you and I appreciate that. It has been interesting. First of all, I’m never in one place for this amount of time, so there’s real joy in staying put. I’ve used this quarantine as a really important time for self-reflection, introspection, and educating myself. When we are stripped away of all distraction, and we are left within our walls — the same walls for months and months — you are forced to look at these metaphorical mirrors.

I have been saying that doing these junkets and press from home has been as equally lonely — because you are not interacting with the people that you normally would be, whether it’s your team, the interviewer, or your co-stars — as it is kind of invasive — because you are doing it from your home. There is no separation. But it has been so wonderful to be able to share everything that we did together with people.

I am super grateful that Emily [in Paris] hit at a time when people need to laugh and smile the most. Someone told me recently that it reminded them of what fun used to feel like. And that is such a weird statement in a sense. To have to be reminded of that is a very strange thing. But to be a part of someone’s remembering is a huge gift. Then you have Mank on top of it, which has such deep-set nostalgia apart of it, at a time that I have been seeking and clinging to anything that feels like history and the world that we once knew.

Published by Neide Published on December 8, 2020

InStyle has released an interview featuring Lily, where she speaks about her new film Mank, celebrating her engagement at home, and what she thinks Emily Cooper would be doing in quarantine. You can read the interview and watch Lily answer some fan e-mail below, plus check our gallery for outtakes from the photo session!

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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.

It feels like a clapperboard has been slammed shut, “action!” called on the first take of the day. Collins’s energy is high and her answers profuse — words spilling out in a race against the 60-minute clock that is our conversation. Of course, this isn’t the first take of the day — minutes before our interview Collins was finishing up another, and just hours later she was playing a game of faux tennis on her mother’s court for our photoshoot. Then came the virtual premiere of her new Netflix film, Mank. Even in this state of quarantine, the action never stops.

On the rare occasion she has been able to slow down, she’s dedicated her time to self-reflection, as this period marks the longest stretch of the 31-year-old’s adult life that she’s spent at home, temporarily liberated from the upheaval of international press tours and on-location shoots.

Published by Neide Published on December 3, 2020

A continuation to our previous post, on Lily being on the cover of the Global Winter 2020 issue of L’Officiel ART, it has been released by L’Officiel the interview, where Lily speaks to Alber Elbaz and Joshua Glass about Emily in Paris, Mank and the future. You can read the full interview below, and our gallery’s been updated with new outtakes!

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When Lily Collins arrived in Paris over a year and a half ago to start filming Emily in Paris—the unsuspecting Netflix feelgood that became an overnight fame monster—the city was not as she’d expected. Born in Surrey, England but raised in LA, the daughter of Phil Collins has long been a Francophile, but upon returning to the French capital as Emily, an American hopeful trying to infiltrate the world of high fashion, the city’s volume seemed softer. With August’s heat seducing most Parisians to Biarritz or Provence for holiday, Collins and crew found themselves almost in a world of their own—that is until the rest of the world took notice.

Signatured by his oval-shaped frames and unperturbed glee, Alber Elbaz had a similar experience when he first immigrated from New York. “I was like, where is everyone?” recalls Elbaz, who moved across the Atlantic to work under Guy Laroche in the mid ‘90s. The fashion designer, who would later go on to Yves Saint Laurent before forging his legacy by reshaping the house of Lanvin—and contemporary women’s fashion as we know it—was, however, home that summer. Fate in the form of a mutual friend brought Elbaz and Collins together, and the two continued to run into each other in the weeks that the Darren Star–created series filmed. “At one point I was like, am I in this show?” he laughs. Elbaz was, in fact, not, but the pair’s parallelity was sealed in more ways than one.

Many months of Internet memes and record-breaking numbers later, Collins, with her beret temporarily retired, is no less Emily today as she is no less her old self, either. Newly engaged, the actress is embarking on what might be the most important phase of her career with Mank, David Fincher’s new biographical drama about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his notorious feud with director Orson Welles. Demure but biting, Collins plays Rita, the wispy secretary to Gary Oldman’s Mankiewicz and voice of reason to the overlooked writer’s domestic chaos. The black-and-white film was written by Fincher’s late father, Jack, and glorifies Old Hollywood drama through the director’s masterful style. Nine hours ahead in France, Elbaz is tiptoeing on the cusp of newness, too. Since his departure from Lanvin in 2015, the influential designer has purposely kept himself out of the fashion arena, collaborating instead on beauty, footwear, and even cinema projects—that is, until now, with the slow launch of his largely secretive, Richemont-backed fashion startup, AZ Factory, which debuts in January. Displaced from the cobblestones of Paris, the actress and the designer reconnect to discuss their shared excitement for one another, creativity in quarantine, and joy ahead.

Published by Neide Published on November 22, 2020

Another publication that Lily graced the cover of was Backstage! On the November 19th issue, Lily speaks about becoming an actor, her career, and the upcoming movie Mank. You’ll find the article below, and photos have been added to our gallery.

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Lily Collins wants to tell a story. Noreally—that’s why she’s Zooming from her Los Angeles home on a mid-October day, talking about why she became an actor. “I have always loved telling stories, since I was a kid,” she reflects. And as the child of Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman, it’s only natural that she got bit by the performance bug. “I knew that, as an adult, I wanted to take people on that journey with me. It’s a form of escapism. There’s such a magic to those worlds that we create onscreen.”

She’s been creating that magic for the last 11 years, from her feature film debut in “The Blind Side” to worlds horrific, thrilling, fantastical, comedic, dramatic, and beyond. She’s escaped typecasting, instead disappearing into stories near and far, past and present, each one different from the last. Her two most recent projects are both for Netflix, but they continue the trend of falling on opposite ends of the genre spectrum.

Just before the industry took a pandemic-induced pause in 2020, Collins was jumping between France and Hollywood—first to lead Darren Star’s “Emily in Paris,” on which she plays a millennial marketing executive who becomes a fish out of water after she’s transferred to the City of Lights for work, and then opposite Gary Oldman in David Fincher’s “Mank,” which charts the Oscar-winning screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s co-writing of “Citizen Kane.”

“I love every genre, in a sense. I don’t want to ever say I’ll never do one, because an incredible filmmaker may put a bizarre, interesting twist on a genre that you never thought you’d associate with, and all of a sudden you’re going, ‘I couldn’t imagine not being a part of this,’ ” Collins says. “I want to feel like there’s something I’m going to learn about [myself] through a character, and then there’s something that people will be able to learn about themselves.”

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Hello Lilyians, as you’re aware – Lily has been this past week promoting David Fincher’s Mank, and one of the publications she spoke with was Byrdie. Gracing the Fall/Winter cover issue, we see Lily in a way we’d never seen before. Photos have been added to our gallery, and you can read the article below.

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On the surface, everything about my lunch date with Lily Collins appears normal. We’re dining in the outdoor restaurant of one of L.A.’s most storied hotels, frequented by Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, and famous for its ivy-lined walls, currently filtering in L.A.’s seasonless sunshine. But there has been nothing “normal” about the year of 2020, as the entire world grapples with a deadly virus, and the words “pandemic” and “contagion” spell out our reality (instead of an apocalyptic film featuring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow). This explains why Lily, dressed in a pewter Maje blazer and dark jeans, is palpably hesitant when the hostess leads us to our table in the center of the outdoor space, flocked in every direction by groups of chattering guests. Los Angeles has only recently eased its dining restrictions to allow for outdoor service, and thus, something as “normal” as an afternoon lunch interview carries with it the added weight of months of social distancing, optics, and the unease of safety protocol (are the tables really six feet apart, I wonder…).

“This is the first time I’ve eaten at a restaurant since quarantine started,” Lily whispers to me, eye wide as we sit down. She seems slightly shell-shocked, which is understandable since the beginning of quarantine was in March and we are now dining together at the tail-end of October. I flag down our hostess and request a quieter, more socially-distant table. Luckily, there happens to be one in another area of the restaurant, and as we sit down, Lily visibly relaxes with a sigh. “I’m sorry, it’s just that I haven’t been around this many people for so long,” she apologizes, swirling liquid Stevia into her hot black tea. “It was a lot.”

Published by Neide Published on November 15, 2020

Lily is on the cover of the November issue of Vogue Arabia, and as expected, we are in love with the photoshoot. Our gallery has been updated with the covers, outtakes, and you can read the interview below!

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Even 2020 has its bright spots – just ask cover star, Lily Collins. The actor-producer was among the millions forced to hit pause as the coronavirus crisis halted the breakneck pace that previously defined life post-millennium. Once set to traverse the globe promoting her Netflix series Emily in Paris (which recently got signed up for a second season) and plum part in director David Fincher’s Hollywood satire Mank, she instead found herself grounded in Los Angeles, settling into a new normal of work from home. “There’s been so much pivoting and adapting to make things work,” Collins shares with a smile. “In some ways, you’re relying on yourself, doing everything on your own in situations where normally you’d have help. No one is there organizing everything for you or saying this is where you need to be and what should get done. Now it’s, we’re going to make this happen ourselves; we’re going to get creative and come up with new ideas.”

Even through the distortion of a Zoom call, Collins’s willingness to take on such challenges is evident. Fresh from a fitting, she sits cross-legged in the comfort of her den, its cozy wallpaper bursting with flowers. As she pops in earbuds and adjusts her laptop in preparation for a chat, she could be mistaken for the latest teen YouTube star or ingénue, but at 31, the daughter of music royalty – her father is British musician Phil Collins – is stepping into the next chapter; one where she’s taking the creative reins. The process has meant taking risks, losing sleep, and getting a crash course in teleconferencing moments before e-meeting Fincher, all of which were worth the effort. “It was such a surreal, fast experience to make it all happen,” she says of juggling two high-profile projects at once. “I couldn’t think twice about it because when you get an opportunity to work with geniuses like Darren Star and David Fincher, you just take it and run with it.”

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Salut, Lilyians! In case you are not aware, earlier this week it was announced that Emily in Paris would be coming back for a second season. The news was broken by the streaming service, Netflix, and we bring you an article posted by The Hollywood Reporter on the renewal.

Netflix is going back to Paris.

The streaming giant has renewed Emily in Paris for a second season. From creator Darren Star, the comedy starring Lily Collins is expected to return to production next spring on location in Paris. An episode count for the new season and premiere date have not yet been determined.

Originally developed for TV Land, the series about an American working in Paris was moved to fellow ViacomCBS-owned cabler Paramount Network before ultimately being sold off to Netflix. ViacomCBS-backed MTV Studios exec produces the series alongside Jax Media.

Since its Oct. 2 debut, Emily in Paris has been a breakout word-of-mouth hit for the streamer. While Netflix does not release traditional viewership data, measurement company Nielsen said subscribers watched more than 676 million minutes of the series within its first week of release. The series has been a mixed bag with viewers and critics alike, drawing a 64 percent and 60 percent rating, respectively.

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