Lily Collins: Drinking & Doing Drugs Is "Never Gonna Be Me"
Lily Collins may be the daughter of famous musician Phil Collins, but being famous is not something that she's striving to achieve. Still, the 22-year-old actress stars opposite Julia Roberts in the upcoming comedy, Mirror Mirror, where she'll star as Snow White.
Lily is the new gorgeous cover star of Nylon magazine and talks about why this role was so exciting for her and how she likes not knowing what she'll do next.
"Growing up in the English countryside, I would go out into the fields and create my own stories, and I would run around as if I was in a movie," she recalls to Nylon. "That's why for me, playing Snow White was a crazy dream come true, because I've always been someone who would read books and then go and make a movie in my head."
Despite landing a dream role, Lily says she still loves living a simple life. So don't expect to see her partying in clubs!
"I have no idea what will happen after Mirror Mirror but I love that I can still do what I want to do on a weekend, like go to the flea market. I don't ever want that to stop," she says. "I won't want to suddenly have to sacrifice parts of myself, and I don't feel like I am, knowing that people are going to be more interested in my personal life. I never did go out and party! I never did do the whole drinking, drugs…That wasn’t ever me and is never gonna be me."
"I don't reach for fame; I don't want to acquire whatever 'fame' is," Lily adds. "I just want to be able to continue doing what I love to do."
Lily's new issue of Nylon magazine hits stands Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Mirror, Mirror hits theaters March 30!