Welcome to Love, Lily, your newest source for all things on the beautiful and talented, Lily Collins. You may recognize Lily from her roles in "The Blind Side," "Stuck In Love," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," "Love, Rosie." She currently stars in "The Last Tycoon" and will soon be seen in "Rules Don't Apply," "To the Bone," and "Okja." Please take a look around the site and be sure to visit again to stay up to date with all the latest news, photos, and more on Lily!
emily   /   Nov 21,2020   /   0 Comments

Lily is on the cover of Byrdie! You can check out some photos in the gallery, a video, and her interview below.

MAGAZINE SCANS > 2020 > BYRDIE (FALL/WINTER)
PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS > 2020 > SESSION 11 | BYRDIE

BYRDIE – 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.”

Now that we’re alone(ish), I begin to experience what can only be described as the Lightness of Lily. I can’t pinpoint what it is exactly—her openness, easy laugh, or maybe just her smile—but there’s an unmistakable aura of happiness emanating off of her, made more noticeable by the fact that it’s so rare to encounter this type of joyful lightness during such a difficult year. Seconds after sitting down, she immediately dives into stories about her road-tripping adventures with her fiancé, writer and director Charlie McDowell. “It’s the best way to create a sense of adventure,” she tells me earnestly. “You’re taking yourself from A to B. You’re part of nature. We go camping and we’re in the middle of the Redwoods or driving through cities that we never would have gone through before.” She credits these road trips and moments in nature for keeping her grounded as everything else in the world feels so uncertain: “You’re literally breathing in clean air. You’re not feeling at a loss of creativity and you’re doing things with your hands and getting outside and building fires, and feeling really at peace in a time when there’s just been so much darkness.”

Each time her fiancé comes up throughout our interview, Lily’s face lights up. The pair was recently engaged during one of her aforementioned road trips through Santa Fe and Sedona, and though it happened after only a year and a half of dating, Lily says she wasn’t surprised at all by how quickly it happened. “I’ve known he was ‘The One’ since the very beginning,” she says frankly. “All my friends joked with me at first. They’re like, ‘How can you know’ I’m like, ‘I know. I just know.’” When the proposal happened—which she describes as “a surreal moment that you just replay over and over in your head”—she said yes without hesitation. She beams as she tells me this, then stirs her tea: “Can I just say? Honestly, I’m so excited to be a wife.” I ask her to expand. “I don’t think of it in any way, shape, or form to do with whether or not I’m a feminist,” she clarifies. “To me, it’s more like, I can’t wait to be with this person, and now we get to plan something that we’ll have for the rest of our lives.” When she explains it like that, it’s hard to argue. The Lightness of Lily—it flickers stronger.

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emily   /   Nov 19,2020   /   0 Comments

Lily graces the new cover of Backstage magazine. You can read her interview below!

PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS > 2020 > SESSION 10 | BACKSTAGE
MAGAZINE SCANS > 2020 > BACKSTAGE (NOVEMBER 19)

BACKSTAGE – Lily Collins wants to tell a story. No, really—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.”

Collins’ bold beginnings in acting make it clear why she uses each role as a chance to learn. In fact, her whole career in acting has been self-taught. “I was part of plays and musicals when I was a kid, and I think I was 16 years old when I thought, OK, I actually do want to do this. Not just at school—I really want to pursue this professionally. I started auditioning for jobs to get more experience, but I was told no,” she remembers. “I mean, I was still so green. I was auditioning, and I didn’t really understand what ‘green’ meant. I would ask for feedback, and they would say things like, ‘You just need to keep doing it. Just train, in whatever way that means, practice, and do more research. You’re new, and that’s fine.’ ”

And while rejection is something most teenagers will go out of their way to avoid, a burgeoning modeling career and aspirations to become a broadcast journalist gave Collins some experience with the feeling. When she developed her acting convictions, she knew she’d be faced with more of the same. “I waited until I was at an age where I felt I was strong enough to continue to be told no. If I had felt that it would discourage me too much, I would have known to not pursue it, I think, but I really felt strongly about it.”

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emily   /   Nov 11,2020   /   0 Comments

Emily in Paris has been renewed for Season 2! Yay!

DEADLINE – Lily Collins is set for another Parisian adventure after Netflix renewed Darren Star’s Emily in Paris.

The romantic comedy originally was set up at Paramount Network but moved to the streamer over the summer and launched at the start of October, when it moved into Netflix’s Top 10 list, per Nielsen.

The renewal came in the form of a letter from Emily’s fictional boss, Sylvie Grateau (see below).

In Emily In Paris, Emily (Collins), an ambitious twentysomething marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping its social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends and navigating new romances.

emily   /   Oct 31,2020   /   0 Comments

MAGAZINE SCANS > 2020 > VOGUE ARABIA (NOVEMBER)
PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS > 2020 > SESSION 09 | VOGUE ARABIA

VOGUE ARABIA – Celebrating creativity and optimism, the November 2020 issue of Vogue Arabia speaks to fashion’s power to stimulate our senses. Landing her first-ever Vogue cover is actor of the moment, Lily Collins. The star and producer of the wildly successful Netflix series Emily in Paris is also set to star in the upcoming biopic Mank.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to work with Lily Collins on her first-ever Vogue cover, especially when she’s experiencing such an incredible moment in her career. With bold styling and attitude, this shoot reflects our mood of the moment. Fashion and creativity are elixirs for wellbeing and ingredients that can bring some lightness and happiness in the troubled times the world is going through,” says Manuel Arnaut, Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief.

In the exclusive interview, the actor speaks of overcoming her struggles pre-Covid. “In the past, I would seek ways to control myself. It came out in the form of eating disorders or deep anxiety,” she reveals. “I try and sit and work through my emotions instead of ignoring them. The old me would have focused more on the negative. Now it’s just one part of my life. All these other positive things prevent me from obsessing.”

Among her various professional endeavors, the daughter of music royalty Phil Collins also speaks of her engagement to film director and writer Charlie McDowell. “I knew from the moment we met that this was the person for me,” she says, adding that together they have joined Black Lives Matter protests, adopted a puppy, and devoted themselves to causes like the children’s non-profit GO Campaign. Addressing French critics, who disliked the global hit Netflix series Emily in Paris, Collins responds conscientiously, “As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift; you’re being allowed to improve.” The 31-year-old furthers that ahead of a possible season two, she will evolve the narrative, adding that the series’ creator, Darren Starr, and fellow producers, “Championed my opinions and opened me up to an experience that was so rewarding and empowering.”

emily   /   Oct 06,2020   /   0 Comments

Hello Lily fans! I have updated the gallery with an additional 40+ episode stills of Lily in Emily in Paris. Enjoy!

TELEVISION SERIES > EMILY IN PARIS (2020) > SEASON 1 > EPISODE STILLS
emily   /   Oct 06,2020   /   0 Comments

It’s double the fun on #SongAssociation today as #EmilyinParis co-stars #LilyCollins and #AshleyPark try their hand at the internet’s favorite game. Tune in as they sing Taylor Swift & more in a race against the clock!

emily   /   Oct 06,2020   /   0 Comments

Lily Collins breaks down her favorite wardrobes that she has worked with. From her films Mirror Mirror, Okja, Les Misérables, Tolkien, Rules Don’t Apply, and Emily in Paris, Lily tells us the secrets to pulling off some of her most iconic character looks. Lily also talks about working with famed costume designers like Patricia Field and which garments (and accessories) she convinced them to let her keep.

emily   /   Oct 06,2020   /   0 Comments

Lily Collins schools us in British slang. From “tinkle on the blower” to “lurgy,” Lily will leave you saying “why aye” after this episode of Slang School.

emily   /   Sep 01,2020   /   0 Comments

I have updated the gallery with a poster and the first episode stills from Emily in Paris!

TELEVISION SERIES > EMILY IN PARIS (2020) > SEASON 1 > POSTERS
TELEVISION SERIES > EMILY IN PARIS (2020) > SEASON 1 > EPISODE STILLS
emily   /   Sep 01,2020   /   0 Comments

The first teaser trailer for Lily’s upcoming show Emily in Paris has been released. The series will premiere on Netflix on October 2, 2020! Watch below:

Love. Beauty. Passion. Emily – Just a few of the things you’ll find in Paris this fall. Emily in Paris, a new series from creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star, premieres October 2. Only on Netflix.

TELEVISION SERIES > EMILY IN PARIS (2020) > SEASON 1 > OFFICIAL TEASER SCREEN CAPTURES