Welcome to Love, Lily, your source for all things on the beautiful and talented actress, 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 Netflix's series"Emily in Paris" and the Netflix film "Mank". She can soon be seen in "Halo of Stars," "Titan," and "Gilded Rage." 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 on August 17, 2021
Ad Campaigns, Photos

Lily has been announced as the face of Cartier’s latest collection, Clash [Un]limited. Check out some photos in the gallery!

Advertisements & Campaigns > Cartier > Clash [Un]Limited (2021)

WWD – Cartier has tapped Golden Globe nominated actress — and star of “Emily in Paris” — Lily Collins as the face of the its Clash [Un]limited collection and the Double C de Cartier handbag.

The new campaign is the next chapter for Collins and the Compagnie Financière Richemont-owned fine jewelry brand, adding her to the fold of Cartier Ambassadors, which include Jake Gyllenhaal, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang, among others.

Both as an actress and an author, Collins has a long-standing personal relationship with the brand going back to childhood. “My mom always used to wear Cartier men’s watches when I was growing up,” she mused during a Zoom interview with WWD.

“I remember loving the oversized look of it on her wrist, and then for my 18th birthday, she gifted me a watch, saying it would be with me my whole life,” the actress said, “I just have these familial memories associated with the house.”

When the call came to front the new collection, Collins said she was a bit shocked. “It felt like part of this evolution of me growing up, it felt like an organic relationship that had been with me for so many years, but I never imaged that I would officially be a part of the family.”

Launched in 2019, the Clash de Cartier collection is the maison’s cool, youthful and edgy offering with three-dimensional spike-like studs, beads and clous carré. The Clash [Un]limited capsule collection — not yet seen by the public — expands on that narrative with an assortment of limited edition jewelry creations meant to shake up the conventions of fine jewelry. The capsule, set for launch in September, will feature spiked rings, bracelets and earrings using white gold, onyx, diamonds and amethyst, as well as two high-end watch styles offering the maison’s distinctly edgy takes on a timepiece.

“When it came to expressing the duality of the Clash [Un]limited jewelry, Lily Collins was the obvious choice,” said Arnaud Carrez, Cartier’s international marketing and communications director. “Unique and committed, Lily Collins embodies a new generation of artists who dare to reveal their different sides, sometimes classic and elegant, sometimes creative, sometimes even extravagant. In summary, people who do not limit themselves.”
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emily on August 17, 2021
Interviews, Photos, Photoshoots, Press

W MAG – For W’s second annual TV Portfolio, we asked 26 of the most sought-after names in television to pay homage to their favorite small-screen characters by stepping into their shoes.

“I’m playing the most American character I’ve ever played,” says Lily Collins, the star of Netflix’s hit comedy Emily in Paris. “I’ve never felt more American, but in my real life, I feel very British. And yet I felt so disconnected from my European side, having to be Emily.” Collins is speaking from Paris, where she has begun filming season 2 of the series—which is coming off of a recent Emmy nomination that left her and her costar Ashley Park in bits. “[We] were together on set in my apartment when she read her phone and said, ‘Were we? Are we? We were nominated for the Emmys!’ ” the actor recalls. “We didn’t know they were being announced, and then we just started screaming and had to yell, ‘Cut!’ ” Collins, who was born in Guildford, Surrey, in the English countryside, might star in a Paris-based show as an American girl, but her roots, she says, are firmly planted in the U.K. This is part of the reason she chose to honor The Great British Bake Off for W’s TV Portfolio, in which she embodies judge Prue Leith—also, because she herself loves to bake. “There are these specific chocolate chip cookies that I make, which I’ve been asked many times for the recipe,” she says of her signature dessert. “Eight years ago, I started Googling ideas, and at this point, it’s all just based on memory and sight.” We’d like to think she’d do well against Paul Hollywood’s judging eye.

When was the first time you saw The Great British Bake Off?

I saw the show’s first season. I feel so at home in the English countryside, having grown up there, and I love any show about baking and cooking. I love being surrounded by the British accent, especially if I’m not in England; there’s something very nostalgic about it. I just watch every season, even when they were changing hosts. I can’t stop watching. I binge it.

Can you bake?

I do love baking. I see it as very therapeutic. I like to think of it as a bit of a puzzle piece, as well, because I bake a lot of gluten-free, vegan things, which a lot of the time people think sounds not so fun or gross, but I get such a kick out of making something with vegan chocolate, or more ingredients, and seeing if it works. And when my little brother told me that my cookies were absolutely amazing and he loved them and ate five, I told him it wasn’t real chocolate, and his mind was blown.

How did Emily in Paris come to you? How did you first get the project?

I saw Darren Star from across the room at a charity event years ago. I was with my mom, and I’m like, Oh my god, that’s Darren Star. I really wanted to say hi, but I was nervous. I just didn’t say anything. Cut to almost a decade later, I got the script for the pilot, which was the first two episodes combined. I thought, This is what I’ve been waiting for, this is the role, because I shot two episodes of the reboot of 90210 years ago, which, obviously, is Darren Star. I was the drunk girl, Phoebe, at prom who really wanted to be prom queen and ended up barfing in a toilet. I remember thinking, Oh my god, I love Grosse Pointe. I love Sex and the City. I love 90210, all of the above. I love Darren Star shows. So they brought me in to meet with Darren. We had a great chat. Then a couple of weeks later, I auditioned. I threw together a wardrobe from my closet. I had one of my best friends come over, and we planned this look of what we thought Emily would [wear]: a J.Crew white shirt with a cashmere vest on top, a tartan skirt—which might’ve been an old Abercrombie skirt that I still had in my closet—and boots. I looked very collegiate and like I was trying too hard. I really felt it was Emily—definitely not the Emily we’ve created, but it was something. I arrived, and I auditioned for Darren. I felt good about it, but you just never know. I just wanted it so bad. On my 30th birthday, I was on set in Alabama, shooting in a bunker underground, and Darren called me and said, “Would you like to be my Emily?” I was very confused, because I just hadn’t heard anything [until then]. And I was like, “Me? Really?” It was a very Emily reaction, now that I think about it.

Do you get to keep any of Emily’s wardrobe?

I wish. I did get sent the white orchard dress that I get splattered with paint on last season. I got a clean one—the designer sent me one with a pair of shoes, so I get to keep that for memory’s sake. But I think a lot of my new favorite outfits are from this season. The wardrobe even went up more, which I didn’t even know was possible. From last season, I go back and forth. The opera house look felt like it was such an iconic moment for her. I can’t help but reference the Eiffel Tower silk shirt, because I just felt like that, with the Mona Lisa hat, was a real tongue-in-cheek Emily moment. She embraces “more is more.” She’s shamelessly herself. And I feel like she’s always in on the joke, and that just perfectly represented that to me.

Have you thought about your wedding dress for your upcoming nuptials to Charlie McDowell?

As a fashion lover and a person who’s obsessed with looking [for my own wedding dress], it’s a fun thing to start Pinteresting. I’ve always loved [a] fairy tale [look], but fairy tale in a very classic way. I like whimsy, but I also really love a classic look. So it’s trying to combine all of that, and it’s not something that you take lightly—you want to make sure it’s just right. I didn’t grow up with the ideal image in my head of what it had to be, so it’s really fun to think about that as an adult.

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emily on June 24, 2021
Film Projects

VARIETY – Since she first captured kids’ hearts in the late 1980s, Polly Pocket has inspired playsets, dolls, web series and television shows. She’s roller-skated, snowboarded, shopped, sang, and exhibited a captivating can-do attitude. Now, Ms. Pocket will be the subject of a feature film that will be written and directed by Lena Dunham, the creator of “Girls.” “Emily in Paris” star Lily Collins will put her on spin on Polly.

The film version of the popular micro-doll line joins a long and intermittently distinguished line of toys-to-movies that includes the good (“Transformers,” “The Lego Movie”), the bad (“Max Steel”), and the ugly (“Battleship”). Mattel Films, the film division of the Mattel toyline, is working with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) on the movie, as well as with Lena Dunham’s production company Good Thing Going. The film will center on a young girl and a pocket-sized woman who form a friendship.

“As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true and I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen,” said Collins.

Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will oversee the project for Mattel Films. Sandino Moya-Smith and Winnie Carrillo will head things up for MGM. Good Thing Going’s Liz Watson and Michael P. Cohen will serve as executive producers.

“Polly Pocket was responsible for countless hours of childhood escapism for me – Polly gave me a tiny world of magic and autonomy to narrate, so it’s pretty poetic to be tackling these same ideas now as a director collaborating with the brilliant Lily Collins, Robbie Brenner, Mattel and MGM,” said Dunham. “I’m so thrilled to bring to bear both my love of this historic property and also my deep-seated belief that young women need smart playful films that speak to them without condescension.”

Mattel has several projects in development including movies based on its American Girl, Barbie, Barney, and Hot Wheels toys. Some of these have attracted similar high-in talent to Dunham and Collins, with Greta Gerwig brought on board to bring “Barbie” to the screen.

Dunham is represented by CAA and ID. Collins is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment, Definition Entertainment and The Lede Company.

emily on February 03, 2021
Awards & Nominations

Amazing news! Our girl has received a Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy. Congratulations Lily! <3 In addition, Emily in Paris has been nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

emily on December 28, 2020
Emily in Paris, Photos, Screen Captures

Hi Lily fans! I have updated the gallery with HD screen captures from Lily in Emily in Paris! Sorry for the delay, enjoy!

Television Series > Emily In Paris (2020) > Season 1
emily on December 06, 2020
Events, Photos

Tonight (December 6), Lily attended the 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time to present. Lily wore a black latex Saint Laurent dress. You can find a few photos from the event in the gallery!

emily on December 04, 2020
Interviews, Videos

“Emily In Paris” star Lily Collins calls in to the show to share all the details on her new movie “Mank.” She also opens up about how she’s championed her struggles with body image and how she once tried to get rid of her iconic eyebrows. Gasp! Later on, Lily gushes over her fiancé’s romantic proposal and reveals all the signs she wishes she noticed right before it happened.

emily on December 04, 2020
Interviews, Videos

Lily Collins shares the story behind her Santa Fe engagement, discusses how her phone case on Emily in Paris connects to Carrie Bradshaw’s tutu on Sex and the City and lays out the plot of her film Mank.

emily on November 26, 2020
Photos, Scans

Lily is featured on the cover of the November 26 issue of Grazia Italia! You can find the scans from the issue in the gallery! Hopefully we will have the outtakes soon!

MAGAZINE SCANS > 2020 > GRAZIA ITALIA (NOVEMBER 26)
emily on November 21, 2020
Articles, Interviews, Photos, Photoshoots, Press

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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