Published by Neide Published on July 20, 2017

Hey Lilyians! As you know, Lily is currently taking some time off to relax before tackling The Last Tycoon promotion (she’s set to be on Live with Kelly and Ryan next Wednesday!) But that didn’t stop her from speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in Ischia about the fashion industry and the Amazon television series. You can read all about it bellow!

When Lily Collins’ new film To The Bone premiered on Netflix last Friday, she was traveling to Italy to take some much-needed time off. The 28-year old actress began her vacation at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest where she accepted the festival’s breakout actor award.

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone also stars Keanu Reeves as a doctor specializing in eating disorder treatment. Both Noxon, who penned the film based on her life, and Collins suffered from anorexia and have been outspoken about the disease’s impact on their lives.

Collins tells THR in Ischia that she took the role to add to the discussion about eating disorders. “I don’t think we are starting the conversation,” she says, “but we are making it louder, which is very important.”

Collins, who started out as a model, believes the fashion industry in particular would benefit from a renewed discussion on the health of models. “I think the BMI conversation was really important,” she said about France’s regulations that runway models must have a body mass index of at least 18 and a doctor’s note to walk.

“But then you do watch fashion shows and you do see extremely small girls walking down the runway, and a lot of them are really young and haven’t become women yet,” she says. “It’s like their body shape hasn’t changed. Some girls look like they’re about to pass out. I think there’s still a conversation to be had there about runway sizes.”

Collins adds that she’s often frustrated with ill-informed discussions around eating disorders, when the public criticizes models or celebrities for being too thin. “I hate that because you just don’t know if someone is struggling. I was a victim of that when I was losing the weight for this movie,” she says. “I was photographed looking a certain way, and all of a sudden it was like plastered everywhere, and I wasn’t allowed to talk about the movie yet.”

Published by Neide Published on July 18, 2017

Lily was photographed this past Sunday (July 16) out and about in Italy with a friend. Photos were added to the gallery!

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Lily was recently put to test on her design and architecture knowledge by Architectural Digest‘s Derek Blasberg! You can watch the video under the cut (it autoplays), as well read a small article published on the website where she opens up about the transformation she went through for To The Bone.

Lily Collins has played a demon hunter, Snow White, and the daughter of Sandra Bullock (complete with a Texan accent), but viewers will get to see the bushy-browed beauty in a role that hits much closer to home on July 14. Collins appears as Ellen in the Netflix film To the Bone, directed by Marti Noxon, which portrays a young woman struggling with anorexia nervosa. The actress has recently opened up about her own past struggles with the disorder, as well as bulimia. Along with having personal experience with the issue, which she believes helped her performance, Collins worked with a nutritionist to lose weight to prepare for the role. “Just as much as the physical transformation was part of the character, it was also sort of the emotional process of what it takes to get into the mind-set of the disorder,” Collins explains. “So during the transformation, there was never a goal weight or a goal number of pounds to be lost. The physical transformation was always going to be aided by makeup and special effects, because there are a number of scenes in the movie that I obviously was never going to be able to do, and I wouldn’t necessarily want to do.”

Despite dropping weight for the film, Collins, who visited an Anorexics Anonymous group and spoke with medical experts while researching the film, made sure she didn’t lose herself in the disorder once again. “I wanted to portray Ellen the best way that I could and to give my own experiences, but I wanted to view her as a separate character from myself. I made sure to view it as a job, because I didn’t want them to be interwoven. There’s a fine line between being Lily and being the character. I live and breathe the character, but I’m also able to leave it at the door when I leave the set. For this experience, it was also very important that I do that,” says Collins. She adds that Noxon, who has become a good friend, was integral to that process. “Marti made it a huge point to make the set a really fun, positive place to be, and she didn’t want the subject matter to dictate the experience we had on set. I think it was such an important story to tell and conversation to start, but we all wanted to enjoy the process of making the movie. I was still able to go home at the end of the day and still see friends and family and enjoy my life.”

While we can’t wait to see Collins’s performance in To the Bone, Derek Blasberg gave her another momentary break from the subject matter by quizzing her on her design and architecture knowledge in a decor-driven trivia game. Let’s see how she did.

Published by Neide Published on July 17, 2017

Lily was photographed earlier today at a beach in Ischia, Italy. Photos have been added to the gallery!

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Published by Neide Published on July 16, 2017

Lily attended last night To The Bone premiere at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, followed by the award ceremony in which she received the festi’s rising star award. Lily looked absolutely beautiful, as you can check out bellow and in our gallery where multiple photos from the event can be found!

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While promoting To The Bone, which is out now on Netflix worldwide, Lily Collins and director Marti Noxon were interviewed for LA Times where they spoke about Lily losing weight for the movie, their personal experiences and more. Along with the article, which you can read bellow, two outtakes have been added to our gallery, one featuring Lily and Marti while the other is a new outtake from the photoshoot Lily did for LA Times last year.

 

Lily Collins was struggling to put the weight back on. She’d whittled herself down to a skeletal frame to play an anorexic young woman in “To the Bone” — a risky prospect, considering she was only a few years into recovery after her own battle with an eating disorder. She’d been warned by medical experts and nutritionists that regaining body mass would be difficult, both physically and psychologically. But she didn’t anticipate that the experience could affect her standing in Hollywood, too.

Just a few months after filming wrapped on “To the Bone” — which hit Netflix on Friday — Collins was set to begin promoting her role in Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply.” It was a big moment in her career, and she even ended up earning a Golden Globe nomination for her turn in the film. That’s when her publicity team came forward to give her some hard news.

“Magazines were concerned about my appearance and didn’t want to put me in their publications because of how I looked at the time,” the actress recalls. “They said, ‘Even though she lost it for the movie, it’s putting out an image that we don’t feel is positive for our readers.’ I was blown away by their resistance, but in an almost great way. I have to commend them for it. It was a real a-ha moment for me, that this could start to affect my work. If I could have snapped my fingers and gained 10 pounds in that moment, I would have.”

Nearly a year later, the 28-year-old is back in a healthy place, even landing on the cover of Shape Magazine wearing a bikini. But her journey with “To the Bone” shed a light on the industry’s relationship with body image — a complicated push-pull that’s still unfolding as the film is released to viewers this weekend.

Published by Neide Published on July 15, 2017

Writer & director Marti Noxon joins cast members Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, and Alex Sharp, along with Project Heal and community experts, to discuss To The Bone and how it’s about more than eating disorders. It’s about family, life’s magic, and starting a conversation.

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Earlier today, Lily attended a photocall for To The Bone at Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. The movie is set to be premiering later tonight at the festival, where Lily will also be receiving festi’s rising star award. Photos from the photocall have been added to our gallery, and Lily looks absolutely beautiful!

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