Published by Neide Published on June 9, 2019

For THR‘s annual class photo, 30 top TV actors reveal which co-star they’d call to bail them out of jail, the scene that had them squirming and what their dream spinoff would look like. Lily is one of the stars to speak about her favorite television series and her dream spinoff. Read all about it below.

001.jpgThe show you never missed as a teen?
“I had my Monday shows. I had my Thursday shows. I had my TGI Friday shows. So it was 7th Heaven on Mondays, and then Fridays were Sabrina the Teenage WitchTwo Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place; and The Wonder Years on Nick at Nite. And I loved Freaks and Geeks, but that was only on one season. When I was in school, I would look forward to finishing my homework and being able to watch these shows.”

What would a spinoff of your show be?
“Fantine in heaven. Or maybe I’d do her earlier years — Fantine at home before she had to move to Paris. Otherwise it would be based in heaven. Or hell, but probably heaven.”

Published by Neide Published on May 11, 2019

Los Angeles Times released yesterday an article in which Lily Collins and her Tolkien co-star Nicholas Hoult speak about the movie, preparing for the role and J.R.R. Tolkien. You can read the full article below, plus check out some beautiful outtakes of the duo taken for the article in our gallery!

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The early years of J.R.R. Tolkien’s life play out very much like fiction in Dome Karukoski’s biopic of the famed author. So much so that Karukoski doesn’t really consider “Tolkien,” in theaters Friday, to be a biopic at all.

The film, which stars Nicholas Hoult as the “Lord of the Rings” author and Lily Collins as his wife, Edith Bratt, recounts Tolkien’s young life, from the loss of his parents to his school years to fighting in World War I. Much of that personal saga is unknown, even to super fans of Tolkien, a category in which Karukoski puts himself.

“I didn’t know anything about his younger life,” the director said during a recent press day in London. “When I started digging it was surprising. It was this fable of emotions he had experienced that are so readable in his own books. … It’s a story about youth and love and friendship and exploring his mind. It’s quite stunning that this story hasn’t been told.”

Hoult, who also grew up reading the author’s works, looked for fine details and nuance in his research, pulling from books and video interviews Tolkien did later in life. His goal wasn’t to do an impression of Tolkien, but to try to get inside his head and capture his essence.

“Nowadays, even if you don’t know someone’s work you seem to know them, just through how much news is covered and through Twitter,” the actor reflected. “You seem to know a lot about a lot of people’s lives. And this is someone who I was a fan of and when I read the script I was like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know any of that.’ It was … lovely to get to go back through his work and learn about what inspired him and the relationships that meant something to him.”

The actor prepared while shooting “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and spent time between takes — in full costume and makeup as Beast — painting watercolors in Tolkien’s style.

He added, “You do all this research and then hopefully in the back of your mind, when you’re on set, it’s subconsciously there. Detail is where it all comes from.”

Collins had less to work with because Edith and her life aren’t well documented. A few photographs, including some of the couple together, do exist — the actress sensed a cheekiness to Edith, which she brought to the performance — and Collins was able to research what it would have been like for women during that period in general.

Published by Neide Published on May 3, 2019

The Seattle Times has published an article in which Lily Collins and Zac Efron discuss their movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is set to be out in selected theaters and Netflix on May 3rd. You can read the full article below, plus check out some outtakes taken of the duo!

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which premieres on Netflix Friday and stars Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. It was a deliberate choice on the part of filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, now something of a Bundy scholar with this fictionalized film and his popular Netflix documentary series, “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.”

Berlinger believes that recreations of crimes have a “numbing effect” that desensitizes audiences.

Plus, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is told from the point of view of Bundy’s girlfriend, Elizabeth (Liz) Kloepfer, a single mom who dated Bundy for about six years starting in 1969 and through some of his trials. He was executed on death row in 1989.

Kloepfer believes in his innocence even while everything seems to point to the contrary.

“It’s based on what Liz would have seen, which is nothing,” said actress Lily Collins, who plays the part of Kloepfer. “In order to make the audience feel like they’re in the mindset of Liz at the very end of the movie, you have to earn that. And it almost heightens the anxiety because you’re teetering on the edge of ‘is he or isn’t he guilty?’”

Collins and Efron decided to take the leap into the darkness of this story together. The two have been friends for over a decade, going to back to when Collins was a teenage Nickelodeon reporter interviewing Efron and the cast of “High School Musical” on the orange carpet.

“We had talked about what type of projects we both wanted to do down the line,” Collins said. “It was really exciting for me to see him taking that risk, and I thought to be a part of that felt really natural and very exciting.”

Published by Neide Published on May 1, 2019

Lily was on the cover of The Observer’s April 28 issue, where she speaks about her parentage, her upcomings projects, her life and much more. You can read the full article here, and access our gallery for photos!

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The day before we meet, Lily Collins had what felt like a breakthrough encounter. At the end of a short, on-camera interview, the journalist had asked where she lived. Los Angeles, she told him, where her mother was born and raised, and where she has lived since the age of five, when her parents divorced. He then asked where her father lived. England, and partly in the US now, too, she answered. And what did her father do for a living? After some stifled giggling from the crew, Collins, who has just turned 30, gently explained her parentage. “And the guy just looked at me with the biggest eyes,” she laughs. “He’s like, ‘I’m sorry, what did you just say? Oh God, now I feel silly.’”

She insists that she was very grateful for his ignorance. “I’m so proud of my family, but I have also worked really hard to carve my own path and to not have that define me.’”

The daughter of superstar musician Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman, she admits that her famous surname has inevitably opened doors, but insists that nobody has ever “made a phone call” for her. “I did get told that I could have other ways in,” she shrugs, when we meet on a rainy New York afternoon. “but I never wanted to give anyone the opportunity to say: ‘Well, she only got X or Y because of that.’ I knew it would take longer to do it on my own, but it would be so much more worth it.”

Collins’s insistence on carving her own path is now paying off, with two high-profile films – Tolkien, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and the US launch of the BBC miniseries Les Miserables, for which her performance as the tragic Fantine is already creating some early awards buzz.

Tolkien, a biopic of the author’s early life, stars Nicholas Hoult as JRR Tolkien, the philologist and author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Ringsseries, while Collins plays Edith Bratt, his childhood sweetheart and, later, his wife, who was the inspiration for Lúthien Tinúviel, the elvish princess in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. “I had auditioned to play an elven character in one of Peter Jackson’s movies, and I didn’t get it… but I’ve ended up playing the woman who inspired the elven princess,” grins Collins. It is her most mainstream, highly anticipated film to date, and a world away from the romcom roles she was getting five years ago. While there’s a heavy focus on Tolkien’s male friendships – the inspirations for his “fellowship” in his books, Bratt is fully fleshed-out and three-dimensional, too, not some flimsy, token love interest. “She was very creative and very passionate and driven, and he was intellectually stimulated by her,” says Collins. Bratt and Tolkien were both orphans. “At that time women of her status and in her position weren’t really afforded the opportunity to seek higher,” says Collins. “But she encouraged him to continue on his path. It’s very selfless, and, at times, heartbreaking.”

Published by Neide Published on April 14, 2019

While promoting Les Misérables in New York this past week, Lily and her co-stars David Oyelowo and Dominic West sat down with AP News to talk about their new show. Along with the articlethat you can find below, portraits taken at the studio have been added to our gallery.

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NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo kept his distance from the rest of the actors while filming the upcoming six-part retelling of ”Les Miserables .” It wasn’t personal.

Dominic West would often invite his fellow actors out for a bite or just to hang out but Oyelowo would repeatedly decline. West wondered why it was so hard to get to know Oyelowo.

The reason was because Oyelowo was playing the morally rigid, obsessive Inspector Javert and felt he had stay an arm’s length away to remain in character.

“I wanted to feel like an outsider. I wanted to feel like a shark,” said Oyelowo. “I like to lose myself in whatever I’m doing. I think that gives you a better chance of making the audience go on that journey with you.”

The added preparation can be seen on PBS’ “Masterpiece” beginning Sunday when Javert begins his hunt for the heroic fugitive Jean Valjean, played by West, in a powerful adaptation of Victor Hugo’s mammoth novel by screenwriter Andrew Davies.

The six-hour series is grounded in the sprawling, tumultuous book, not the musical. It also stars Lily Collins as Fantine, Derek Jacobi as the Bishop of Digne and Olivia Colman as Madame Thenardier.

Several of the actors admitted they were initially skeptical about the project so soon after the recent Tom Hooper-directed film until they read or reread Hugo’s book, something West calls “incredibly accessible masterwork.”

Published by Neide Published on February 14, 2019

British Vogue was with Lily Collins the night she got ready for the BAFTAs and not only they had a quick chat with her, but also took photographs of Lily posing with her dress and getting her make up on. Photos have been added to our gallery, and you can read the article below.

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With her subject dressed in bright blue Givenchy, there was only one route for the make-up look created by make-up artist and Lancôme global creative director Lisa Eldridge for Lily Collins and her BAFTA red-carpet appearance last night: vampy red, dark lips.

But the coming together of a red carpet beauty look isn’t always weeks in the making, as you might assume. Having sent Lisa a picture of the dress the week before with the directive that she wanted the make-up look to be “very fresh but with an edge”, Lisa sent through moodboards of picture references for different looks that they could create.

But it wasn’t until Lisa saw the dress in person in Lily’s room at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday that she got the confirmation she needed to go forth with this beautifully bold make-up look: “The dress was much brighter in person than I thought it would be”, explained Eldridge. “So then I knew we had to do the dark lips.”

The look – that took 45 minutes to create – transpired to be ethereal skin, care of Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude, the new release in the Teint Idole Nude franchise; a flush of Blush Subtil in Rose Sable; luminous eyes using the sheer shimmer shades in the new Spring 2019 Café Bônheur La Palette; lashings of Grandiôse Mascara in black and Crayon Khôl in Brun; and then, of course, the statement lips using L’Absolu Rouge Matte in Berry Noir.

A real beauty chameleon, Lily explained how she enjoys giving her make-up artist free rein when it comes to these epic moments: “I don’t want to necessarily look the same every single time I am on the carpet. I look at it like playing a character each time, so there is always a through-line of wanting to feel that whoever is doing my hair and make-up has as much of a say in the look as I have an idea of what I want.”

And does she enjoy getting ready for the red carpet? “I am having the worst time… It’s never any fun”, she jokes wryly. “I look at it as a reunion [though]”, she adds honestly. “Like with Lisa, we’re not in the same city. She is London and I am in LA, so this is an opportunity to see old friends. I take maybe 5 to 10 minutes on myself day-to-day when I am go-go-go, so I like to keep these moments of dedicated glam time as just like getting ready for a school dance when I was in high school. It’s that time to really have fun. We blast music, we have fun, talk, chat, laugh and sometimes I have to get hurried along because I am having such a good time.”

And with that, she’s out the door…

Published by Neide Published on December 18, 2018

Lily Collins was on the cover of December 16th issue of Stella. Looking absolutely beautiful, as always, Lily speaks about beating anorexia, overshadowing her father and starring in BBC’s Les Misérables. You can read the full article below, and check out the photos in our gallery!

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A few months ago, Phil Collins told his daughter that he’d heard a British DJ introduce one of his songs with the words: ‘For those of you who don’t know, this is Lily Collins’s dad.’ ‘He thought it was so funny,’ chuckles the 29-year-old actor. ‘And so did I. It’s just interesting, I guess, how different generations get defined by different things.’

As one of the defining voices of the 1980s and a man who remains one of the world’s bestselling artists, it would have been easy for Collins to overshadow his multitalented daughter’s success. Certainly, when I first interviewed Lily five years ago for the romcom Love, Rosie, she was still being defined not just by her famous father, but the Audrey Hepburn-esque looks that had won her modelling contracts as a teenager living in LA.

Since we last saw each other, Lily has redefined herself on her own terms. And when UK audiences are treated to her nuanced, poignant portrayal of Cosette’s desperate mother, Fantine, in the lavish new six-part BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, they won’t see Phil Collins’s daughter but a remarkable British-born talent at the top of her game.

‘I had a few friends in the musical version, and I was so keen to play this part in what’s a very different adaptation,’ says Lily of the role that won Anne Hathaway an Oscar – a role she begged producers to be allowed to audition for, so desperate was she to be involved.

That the director, Tom Shankland, had decided against his being a musical adaptation meant the all-star cast – including Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert and Olivia Colman as Madame Thénardier – were able to return to Hugo’s original characters, she says. ‘And getting to work through the whole arc of Fantine’s life was incredible. Although in fact the death scene was filmed on day two,’ she adds with a side smile. ‘So it was a case of, “Hi, nice to meet you – I’m about to die”.’

Published by Neide Published on December 13, 2018

Great news, Lily is on the cover of the December issue of Glamour UK and in a very beautiful photoshoot as you can check below! Along with the beautiful outtakes i bring you an interview from the magazine, where Lily speaks about Les Misérables, famous family and dating!

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2018 was the year of fearless female performances but THE TV Christmas blockbuster, Les Misérables, saves the best for last with Lily Collins’ star turn as Fantine. Here she navigates the minefield of millennial dating, -13°C locations and a late-twenties crisis with GLAMOUR’S Josh Newis-Smith.

“I’ve been ghosted more times than I care to admit,” Lily confesses, as we discuss the minefield that is millennial dating. Adorned in a slouchy black hoodie with her hair scraped back into a care-free ponytail and barely a lick of make-up, Lily could be any twenty-something in debrief mode.

In fact, the only indication that this is a Golden Globe nominee who since starting to act at the age of two, has carved a place for herself as a go-to starlet – in such varied roles in Rules Don’t ApplyMirror Mirror and Love, Rosie– is the vast Hollywood home that plays backdrop to our interview and her GLAMOUR cover shoot.

About to hit our screens in her career-defining role as Fantine, who is dumped unceremoniously by her lover – Victorian ghosting if you will – and left to fend for her child alone, we are musing on how, just like the iconic character, Lily has navigated her own fair share of heart ache. “There are times when I’ve [been on dates and] thought we had a great time and then I’ve never heard from the guy again,” she continues. With this level of ‘gal pal’ magnetism it’s no wonder she has garnered 11 million Instagram followers, and counting. “Sometimes that happens after one date, a couple of dates or one month. I would prefer people to be honest with me, as I live like that. I don’t think it will be something I can ever figure out. The good thing is that we all have the same issues.” Alexa, play Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande…

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