Lily Collins: Hollywood’s next princess

Lily Collins

Maybe call her this year’s Emma Roberts. As the daughter of artist Phil Collins, 22-year-old Lily Collins may have had an inside track to Hollywood stardom (like Roberts, niece of Julia), but that doesn’t mean her early success was unearned. This fall, Collins is appearing alongside Taylor Lautner in the action-thriller “Abduction” (Sept. 23) and she’s currently shooting one of two Snow White films due to hit theaters next year. She took a moment from the set of the Snow White film, currently being shot in Montreal, to chat with Metro.

In “Abduction” you seem to be running from lots of explosions and fires. Did Taylor Lautner have any advice on how to approach the stunt work?

He seems to be quite fearless in life anyway. He’ll just be standing and then all of a sudden he’ll do a back flip because he can do that … He just jumps into things without being afraid so it kind of motivated me, with my lack of experience, to try to dive into it as well.

Tell us about shooting “Snow White.”

I’ve been in Montreal since the end of May. It’s been long and grueling, fencing and fight training and wearing costumes that weigh so much every day. It’s a fairy tale every single moment and it’s been incredible.

How do you feel about the fact that there’s another Snow White project being shot right now with Kristen Stewart in the same role?

I’m very aware of the other project and I’ve read the script and I know that they’re so completely different. I am really excited for Kristen. I think she’s perfect for that vision of Snow White and I’m very excited to take on the vision that [director Tarsem Singh] has. They couldn’t be more different so it’s actually kind of exciting.
 


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