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Hopefully, this week has been a fun one for all you “Mortal Instruments” fans, given all the newsy goodness MTV News got from star Lily Collins and director Scott Stewart at WonderCon. And you know what? There is STILL more to come! Today’s installment features lovely Lily talking about all the #awesome #fun she’s having on Twitter, writing as her character (@LilyAsClaryFray).
“I’m Tweeting as Clary Fray, and we’ve got almost 12,000 people now,” Lily said. “All the fans are writing in ideas. I’m linking out images of different aspects of the film and set pieces and wanting their input,” she explained. “Also knowing who they want as Jace, just making sure they feel as involved as I do because like I said, I’m a fan just like them and I’m Clary, so I want their input because I’m one of them as well.”
Fresh off of the big announcement that she’s set to play Snow White, Lily Collins is featured in the May 2011 issue of Nylon.
Tossing on a few outfits from top designers such as Ann Taylor, the darling young actress happily posed for a photo spread accompanying the magazine’s interview.
As for her chat, Miss Collins spoke about her hopes of getting into comedic films, as she said, “I’ve become obsessed with improv. I grew up watching a lot of old Steve Martin comedies; John Cleese – my dad loves all that.”
The 22-year-old also commented on her hopes of keeping level-headed as she gains more stardom, telling, “I feel it’s easy in a place like LA, or in this business, to start to take things for granted and feel like it becomes too normal – and it’s not normal!”
She added, “I hope it never becomes nomal.”
Source: Gossip Center
This is awsome! Lily Collins have a feature in the May issue of Nylon Guys, and she looks so freaking fantastic. I love these and I just can wait until some outtakes from this shoot will surface. For now I have added five amazing scans to the gallery, thanks to septimiu29. Enjoy!
Since playing Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw’s daughter in The Blind Side, Lily Collins‘ career has really taken off. Collins just nabbed the lead in Relativity Media’s Snow White project, is set to take on the starring role of ‘Clary’ in The Mortal Instruments, and she recently wrapped up work on Abduction opposite Twilight’s Taylor Lautner. Plus, she’ll soon be seen on the big screen in the action-adventure thriller Priest.
The 22 year old actress joined her Priest co-stars Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet at the 2011 WonderCon in San Francisco to talk about the genre-bending film set for release on May 13th. Check out our exclusive interview to see what Collins had to say about playing ‘the screamer’ in Screen Gems’ Priest as well as a little news on Mortal Instruments:
Two cinematic reimaginings of Snow White are currently in the works, but lest you think both are going to turn out more or less the same, simply listen to how director Tarsem Singh conceives of his film’s look.
“It’s actually like if you looked at Gaudi’s architecture, based in England, done like a turn-of-the-century Russian film by an Indian guy,” he told MTV News.
Right. We’re guessing that the competing Snow White tale — from Rupert Sanders, making his directorial debut after a string of hyper-stylized TV commercials — isn’t going to encroach on Tarsem’s territory, and that’s just the way he wants it.
“There’s a brown guy telling you a Snow White tale to white people. Just by definition, when you put different ingredients, you get a different stew,” he said.
His yet-untitled film stars Julia Roberts as the evil queen, Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as the handsome prince and, after being cast earlier this month, Lily Collins (“The Blind Side”) as Snow White herself. Why Collins, a relative unknown whose profile is on the rise after being cast in the adaptation of the “Mortal Instruments” young adult book series?
“Her eyebrows,” Tarsem joked. “I just saw her eyebrows and I said, ‘That’s Snow White.’ ”
Appearantly Lily has passed on the movie Odd Thomas, since she choose to take the role as Snow White instead.
It’s the lay of the land these days, as rising actors make tough career decisions, trading one high profile role for another. Just as Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of Oliver Stone’s “Savages” to take the lead role in “The Hunger Games”, now Lily Collins has been confirmed to be officially passing on the adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” opposite Anton Yelchin after taking the title role in Tarsem Singh’s “Snow White” instead. Variety reports today that “Californication” actress Addison Timlin is now in negotiations for the role vacated by Collins, Stormy Llewellyn.
Source: Up and Comers
‘He’s got to have wit but also be very vulnerable,’ she tells MTV News.
Although “The Mortal Instruments” movie has found its Clary Fray, via actress Lily Collins, there are still a few big roles to be cast — mainly one Jace Wayland, Clary’s is-he-or-isn’t-he love interest.
We’ve had some fun speculating about rumored contenders and fan favorites, but when MTV News sat down with Lily Collins at WonderCon recently, we asked her to comment on the heated casting competition — specifically, what they’re looking for in their future Jace. (Head to our Hollywood Crush blog for everything we’ve got on Cassandra Clare’s fourth “Mortal Instruments” book, “City of Fallen Angels,” which hits stores Tuesday.)
“Jace is confident and knows he’s confident,” Collins explained. “He’s good-looking and knows he’s good-looking. He’s got that je ne sais quoi, in that he walks into a room and you go, ‘Wow.’ He knows he’s the best thing in the room. He’s got to have wit but also be very vulnerable, and I think it’s hard. I think a lot of actors don’t necessarily want to show vulnerability, but [for] this character, it’s completely necessary but, at the same time, that overconfidence as well. I think it’s going to be that thing where they walk into a room and you do a reading and go, ‘Wow, I really can’t see anyone else as this character,’ so it’s going to be an interesting process.”
The daughter of pop singer Phil Collins has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. Lily Collins will play Lucy in Screen Gems May 13th 3D post-apocalyptic comic book movie, Priest, alongside Paul Bettany (Legion) and Maggie Q (“Nikita”). The actress, who’s best known for her performance as Sandra Bullock’s daughter in the Oscar-winning The Blind Side, will step into the coveted role of Snow White in Relativity Media’s June 2012 summer release. Collins, who was at WonderCon 2011, talks about Priest, comic books, 3D movies, and video games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon in this exclusive video interview.
Priest is an action thriller set in an alternate world — one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
Collins will team up with Julia Roberts, who will play the wicked queen plotting to kill Snow White in the new movie. The film will be directed by Tarsem Singh, who was also at WonderCon 2011 showing his new 3D movie, Immortals, starring Superman Henry Cavill.
“Snow White was my favorite fairytale [growing up], and when I first read about the project, I was like, ‘I have to get in on this,'” Collins told People Magazine.
Source: Gamer Live
I really lucked out with this one. I asked for a 1:1 with Lily Collins for Priest just because I thought the pretty girl from the action movie would be cool. The day before the interview, she gets the part of Snow White in Tarsem Singh’s next movie.
Lucy (Collins) is the target of Priest’s (Paul Bettany) quest in the movie. She’s kidnapped and he goes back on duty to find her. In the footage screened for WonderCon, she hangs from a speeding train.
Q: What an exciting day you must’ve had yesterday, seeing the Priest footage and landing the Snow White role.
Lily Collins: Yeah, first time in 3D, saw it yesterday, that was shocking. Put those glasses on and I thought that was incredible. I didn’t know what the 3D was going to turn into and it was just so amazing and exciting. Yes, and then found out that I was cast as Snow White so it’s quite the big day.
Q: And it was April 1st, but it’s all true, right?
LC: I know, actually that’s the first thing I said when my team called me and told me. I said, “If this is an April Fools joke, I don’t know what I’ll start to do.” Because I was so excited. I had literally read the day before and met the director the day before and then was cast yesterday, so it was less than 24 hours.
‘If they don’t necessarily see you in the part, that can be an issue,’ actress tells MTV News of book series’ loyal readers.
Among the movie-obsessed here at MTV News, there is always a lot of talk about highly anticipated upcoming films. Naturally, the summer blockbusters garner their fair share of enthusiasm, but recently, a lot of talk has turned toward the much-buzzed-about book-to-screen adaptations of young adult novels such as “The Hunger Games” and “The Mortal Instruments.”
Speaking to director Scott Stewart’s adaptation of “Mortal Instruments,” MTV News recently caught up with lucky actress Lily Collins, who will portray fan-favorite protagonist Clarissa “Clary” Fray, about what makes the film and book series so special.
“It’s an amazing series of books,” Collins gushed to MTV News at WonderCon. “Cassandra Clare’s books are incredible. I’m a huge fan myself, so to be able to play the heroine I love is incredible. It’s a story based on a young woman, an empowered young woman [who is] confident and determined, and she ends up surprising everyone with her abilities,” Collins explained. “I think it’s incredible for the story to be about a young girl and not one that is just a girl in the story. It really is her story.”