Lily Collins on Why Her New Film ‘To the Bone’ Is So Personal to Her

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V MAGAZINE – In To the Bone, Lily Collins plays Ellen, a 20-year-old illustrator whose battle with anorexia has brought her to the brink of death. Collins, petite even by Hollywood standards, had to lose serious weight in order to play Ellen. It’s the sort of role that someone who once suffered from an eating disorder, as Collins did, might shy away from. But she embraced the complicated challenge in a healthy way. “[The producers and director] were all female and they were very motherly,” she says. “We worked with a nutritionist, and [the weight loss] was done in a specific, calming, loving way.”

Collins read the script for the film—based on director Marti Noxon’s own struggle with the disorder—in the midst of writing Unfiltered, a book of personal essays. She had just finished a chapter on her eating disorder. “It was like the universe throwing it at me, saying, ‘I think this is something important for you to go through.’” Having overcome her issues, Collins is able to bring a sense of hope to the role. “I had all of the stages there to give to Ellen,” she says. “She doesn’t know how to reach them yet.”

From the very beginning of the film, there’s a steely strength to Ellen. The same can’t be said for other characters at the group home where Ellen is admitted. That’s the reality of addiction: many addicts never recover, but the hope is that movies like this can help. “I would have loved to have seen something like [To the Bone] when I first started having my problems,” says Collins. In the end, Collins lived with the character for the month it took to complete the film. “It was a really long month,” she says. “But how awesome to face a fear head-on like that?”

To the Bone will be released worldwide on Netflix July 14.

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Lily Collins for The Hollywood Reporter

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Lily is featured on one of the covers of The Hollywood Reporter featuring the top 25 stylists. I have added a scan of the cover along with a few outtakes to the gallery!

Magazine Scans > 2017 > The Hollywood Reporter (March 15)
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 16 | The Hollywood Reporter

Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn
Clients: Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani
Why they matter: Hollywood’s hottest styling duo delivers the drama, as evidenced by 27-year-old Rules Don’t Apply Globe nominee Collins’ fresh, retro awards-season run, including a screen-siren-worthy marigold Amanda Wakeley. Lopez enjoyed an endless supply of showstoppers — more than 1.2 million @jlo Instagram followers double-tapped on an image of the 47-year-old star’s sweeping, candy pink Ralph & Russo Grammys gown.

Top looks: On Oscar night, Biel, 35, dazzled in metallic KaufmanFranco with a 200-baguette diamond Tiffany & Co. necklace worth about $2 million, cementing her status as awards season’s sexiest plus-one. “It was very different — deconstructed gold sequins and rhinestones with pops of skin showing in a giant tribal-inspired necklace,” says Zangardi. “It was a hit!”

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Lily Collins for Modern Luxury

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Lily is featured on the cover of several magazines of Modern Luxury. The photoshoot is absolutely gorgeous. I have added scans from one of the magazine’s Angeleno to the gallery. The article is the same featured across all the magazines, so I have only uploaded the other covers! I have also added outtakes from the photoshoot, thank you to my friend Nicole for help with some of the photos!

Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – Angeleno (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – CS (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – DC (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – Houston (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – Manhattan (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – Miami (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – Orange County (March)
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Modern Luxury – San Diego (March)
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 14 | Modern Luxury

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Lily Collins for Glamour “America, the Beautiful”

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Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 13 | Glamour

Why she didn’t always love her brows
My mom always said the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful. But when you’re younger, they’re normally the things that make you insecure. For me, it was my eyebrows. They were overly thick and luscious. So I went to town and plucked them. When you get older, [you realize] the things that define your differences are beautiful.

What she learned from writing her book, Unfiltered
[My book] is all about my experiences growing up and what it is to become a young woman in today’s day and age. I talk about a lot of the taboo things young girls don’t like to discuss. But the second we do, we realize we’re not alone. That includes self-confidence issues, body image issues, and accepting things that are different about yourself. It doesn’t matter what feature you’re talking about, whether it’s a physical feature or an insecurity about your personality. It’s what defines you as who you are. So it’s all about embracing that inner you, almost as a superhero and saying, “We all have flaws.” But sometimes those flaws can be turned into our greatest strengths.

The treatment she can’t live without
I love getting oxygen facials because I travel a lot. My skin gets pretty dry with all the airplanes. Also, I love Lancôme’s Genifique Serum, which comes in a mask now. They’re gooey and strange. But the next morning, you see the radiance in your skin.

Lily Collins, 28, is an actress and the author of the memoir Unfiltered.

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Lily Collins for InStyle

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Lily is featured in the March issue of InStyle. I have added digital scans along with outtakes from the photoshoot to the gallery. This is definitely one of my favorite photoshoots!

Magazine Scans > 2017 > InStyle (March)
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 10 | InStyle

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Lily Attends Sundance Film Festival – Day 2

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Yesterday, Lily attended several events at Sundance Film Festival for her upcoming film To The Bone. I have updated the gallery with various events she attended such as the IMDb Studio, Variety Studio, and more. I’ve also added portraits she took to the gallery! Enjoy!

Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival
Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival – IMDb Studio
Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival – AT&T At The Lift
Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter Studio
Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival – Variety Studio
Public Appearances > 2017 > Jan 21 | Sundance Film Festival – Deadline Hollywood Studio
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 02 | Sundance Film Festival
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 03 | Sundance Film Festival
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 04 | Sundance Film Festival

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Lily Collins for Los Angeles Times

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I have added additional outtakes of Lily from her photoshoot for the Los Angeles Times. Huge thanks to my friend Lora over at Jessica De Gouw Web for the photos!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2016 > Session 16 | Los Angeles Times

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Lily Collins for Los Angeles Times

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LA TIMES – “Warren Beatty wants you to call him at home.”

This was the message Lily Collins received out of the blue three years ago, just hours before she was about to embark on a European press tour. She had never met the Hollywood legend before, but she called him anyway. He told her he was directing a new movie and felt like he’d met on it with every other actress in town, save for her.

So in the midst of packing, Collins invited Beatty over. He told her his next film was set in the 1950s and involved Howard Hughes, but didn’t reveal anything else about the project. Mostly, he just wanted to get a sense of Collins’ personality. Then he left, and she flew off to promote “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

It was supposed to be a pivotal moment in Collins’ career. She was starring in a young adult adaptation that was meant to turn into the next “Hunger Games” franchise. But when the action flick didn’t perform at the box office, its sequel was scrapped. Discouraged, Collins returned to Los Angeles.

I came home, and all of a sudden I became available,” Collins recalled, sitting in the expansive Beverly Hills home where she was raised. “So Warren started inviting me to a bunch of lunches and dinners with him and Annette [Bening, his wife, who plays Collins’ mother in the film]. I didn’t want to ask too many questions or give him any reason to back off. And I thought, ‘At the end of the day, if none of this goes anywhere, I have the coolest stories to tell and I’ve learned so much from him already.’”

By the sixth meeting or so, Beatty finally told Collins about his movie, “Rules Don’t Apply,” which opens Wednesday. The film follows aspiring starlet Marla Mabrey, who moves from Virginia to L.A. after being hired as a contract actress for Hughes [played by Beatty]. Once she lands in Hollywood, she struggles to maintain her moral compass — especially as she becomes entangled in romances with her driver [Alden Ehrenreich] and even Hughes himself.

After Beatty at last told Collins the film’s plot, he invited her over to his house to read the screenplay he’d written.

He put me into a library with the script and pencils and Post-Its and water,” the 27-year-old recalled, “and he would come in and check on me. ‘How are you liking it? What do you think? Do you like it?’”
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Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich Portrait Session

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A few weeks ago, Lily and Alden Ehrenreich posted for a portrait session while promoting their upcoming film (which releases tomorrow), Rules Don’t Apply! Check out adorable portraits from the session in the gallery!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2016 > Session 15 | ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Portraits

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Lily Visiting AOL Build

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After Lily’s visit at The Today Show, she stopped by the AOL Build studios to talk about Rules Don’t Apply. I have added a portrait along with HQ photos from her appearance to the gallery. Be sure to check out the photos and watch the interview below!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2016 > Session 15 | AOL Build
ublic Appearances > 2016 > Nov 15 | The Build Series Presents Lily Collins

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Current Projects

The Last Tycoon (2016) Lily as Cecelia Brady
Centers on Hollywood's first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s, Monroe Stahr, and the power struggle between him and his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady.

Rules Don't Apply (2016) Lily as Marla Mabrey
An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.

To the Bone (2017) Lily as Ellen
A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Okja Lily as Red
A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

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