Published by Neide Published on July 28, 2017

There is no denial that Lily is killing it with her fashion choices, and so is Cecelia Brady– The character she plays in Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, set to debut July 28 on Amazon Prime Video. Teaming up with Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant, the duo chats with WWD about Cecelia’s thirties-era look!

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Lily Collins had it easier than most imagining what life would be like for an ambitious scion of a showbiz family navigating the professional, personal and gender politics of Thirties Hollywood. In her new Amazon series “The Last Tycoon,” loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, she’s never far from the storied history that pervaded her youth.

Along with being a second generation star, the daughter of pop icon Phil Collins has been time-traveling to Tinseltown’s Golden Age since she was a kid, her mother Jill has long been involved in preserving, restoring and showcasing historical sites in the Hollywood region, including Beverly Hills’ grand 90-year-old Greystone Mansion, which serves as her character Celia Brady’s family home.

“I grew up spending a lot of time there; I used to run around the hallways doing homework and watching people in the house,” Collins laughs. “So now it’s like it’s gone full circle.”

Collins chatted with WWD just before shooting a scene set during the 1937 Academy Awards ceremony — in the same Biltmore hotel ballroom where those actual Oscars were presented. “It plays with your mind,” she says. “You look around and everyone’s spotlessly perfect of-the-period, and you really forget that you have a cell phone waiting for you at your chair.”

Chief among the series’ extravagant effects is the lavish wardrobe concocted by costume designer Janie Bryant. “Celia’s the fashionista, really, of this show, and Janie gets to throw lots of different things on me,” Collins says. “My Oscar dress is pretty amazing. It’s a lilac silk tiered number in the back with this amazing sequined capelet.”

Published by Neide Published on July 27, 2017

Lily is featured in the latest episode of Vanity Fair’s podcast “In the Limelight” where she speaks about her very busy year, working with her The Last Tycoon co-stars Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer, the feedback she has gotten from To The Bone, career goals, role models and so much more. You can listen to the podcast bellow (Lily’s interview starts at 24:45)!

Lily Collins is having a very busy 2017. The actress released her memoir—Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me—in the spring. And this summer, two of her films—Okja and To the Bone—have hit Netflix. Collins also has a new show debuting this week—her first television series role—with Amazon’s gorgeous The Last Tycoon, set in 1930s Hollywood, also starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer.

For this week’s episode of Vanity Fair’s “In The Limelight,” co-host Josh Duboff sat down with Collins—daughter of Phil—in New York to discuss her busy year. The actress spills on what it was like to act opposite Bomer (“He’s just absolutely beautiful—in the 1930s or 2017”) and have Grammer play her dad (“He called me ‘kiddo’ from day one”) in Tycoon. She also discusses the feedback and response she has come across in response to To the Bone, in which Collins plays a woman struggling with a severe eating disorder (“It’s been incredible to see the amount of young people coming out and sharing their stories”).

Collins also shared on a variety of other topics and co-stars.

On her career goals: I have a list of things I’d like to do. That includes work as well as travel, as well as just life in general. Would love to do a flat-out comedy. Love Paul Feig. Would love to do a British sweeping period drama, a la a Joe Wright situation… Would love to have kids. Would love to go travel to Thailand and stay in a treehouse. I’d love to learn how to bake better…

On her acting role models: Audrey Hepburn. Obvious, but Meryl Streep. It’s about the longevity of their careers. Natalie Portman. Cate Blanchett. Love Penélope Cruz. And all these women are mothers. And what I love is that they are proof that you can do both, that you can have both. You can have a career, and do what you do, and then have your family as well.

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Have you ever wondered about Lily’s routine? Yes? No? Harper’s Bazaar recently spent a day with Lily and on their newest publication, they reveal what she is up to at a certain time of the day. A very interesting article, that helps us get to know Lily even more than we already know, and you can read it bellow!

8:00 A.M. I usually wake up at 8, but I’m shooting a show now and some of my call times have been 5 or 5:30, so I’ve had to try to become a morning person. I like setting an upbeat song as my alarm, but I have to constantly change it so I don’t start hating it. Right now I like the Chainsmokers, Drake, and Banks—I went to high school with her! I check social media to see what my friends around the world have been up to. Instagram is my main thing; it’s where I’ve had such a huge interaction with young girls, which really inspired me to write my book, Unfiltered. And then I have to read every e-mail in my in-box. I can’t leave anything unopened. That number next to the mail icon is very unsettling to me. It has to be zero.

8:10 A.M. I’m normally still half asleep when I get out of bed, so I immediately splash cold water on my face. I’ve learned a lot of my morning routine from working with Lancôme. I really like their Énergie de Vie products—the cleanser, the serum, and the cream. If I’m going straight to hair and makeup, I don’t spend at lot of time getting ready, but even when I’m not working I’m pretty basic. I just try to enhance what’s already there. I always feel like the less there is on my face, the less there is to go wrong. I’ll put on a light foundation with a little bit of blush—I don’t wear bronzer—and lip balm, with maybe a dab of nude Lancôme lipstick or concealer. I let my hair do whatever it wants, especially since I usually have it all done up or wear a wig for the show. I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years, but I tend to save them for a night out or an audition.

8:30 A.M. I’ll go into my kitchen and have a glass of water with lemon to kick-start my system, and make oatmeal in a pot and have it with fruit.That really energizes me and fills me up. While the oatmeal starts to cook and do its thing, I get dressed. If I’m working and it’s super early, I don’t care what I’m wearing, so I’ll throw on jeans or sweatpants before getting in my Range Rover and driving to the set. Otherwise I’m going to work out and I’ll wear clothes that I want to sweat in. I’m not going to dress up to go to the gym.

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Following up her article centered on auditioning for The Last Tycoon, Digital Spy published another article. This time, Lily opens up about To The Bone and its controversy, Hollywood and the fashion industry.

Lily Collins has defended new Netflix movie To the Bone, and said she’s just grateful that a conversation about eating disorders is taking place.

The 28-year-old actress plays Ellen, a young woman with anorexia who attempts to conquer her eating disorder by entering an inpatient facility where she bonds with fellow sufferers.

Keanu Reeves plays the charismatic lead doctor, while True Blood‘s Carrie Preston stars as Ellen’s stepmother. Collins – who has spoken openly about her former battle against an eating disorder – chose to lose a lot of weight to play the part. The film has prompted a mixed reaction from critics and viewers, with some praising its positive message that recovery is possible, while others have accused it of glamourising or romanticising anorexia.

“I’m just so pleased that a conversation is being had around this subject matter,” the Okja star told Digital Spy. “I don’t think Marti [Noxon, the writer-director of To the Bone, which is based on her own experiences] and I started the conversation, we just made one a lot louder, and I think that’s really important.”

Collins also suggested that some people may have been put off before actually seeing the movie, and revealed the response she’s had from fans has been positive. “Once people have seen the movie, a lot of apprehension they may have had having just seeing the trailer had dissipated,” she continued.

“And a lot of young people have come out to share their stories, and really appreciate the fact that the film shows an array of people’s struggles and that everyone’s recovery is different, and that recovery is possible. All of the stories are important but we all have different journeys. And I am so proud and privileged to be a part of this conversation and I am very thankful for people’s kind reactions to it and their words. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I’m very proud of Marty and I.”

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Hello Lilyians! The New Potato has just published an article and photoshoot featuring Lily and we are absolutely in love with all of it! During the interview, Lily speaks about food, beauty, The Last Tycoon and much more!

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We sat down with the beauty Lily Collins (#eyebrowgoals) – star of Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, which comes out tomorrow – to discuss everything from restaurants, beauty routines, body image and Renaissance fairs. The actress shared her love of tea (she prefers it to coffee), her affinity for gluten-free baking, and her dream dinner party (Audrey Hepburn makes an appearance). We know you’ll be as smitten with this interview – and her authentic nature – as we are; we’d even forgo our coffee-addiction if it means tea time with Collins…

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

I love oatmeal, so in the morning I would probably have some form of oatmeal with cinnamon and vanilla. I like it kind of sweet, so it tastes like a treat – like a dessert with some fruit. For lunch, I would probably try to keep it lighter, like a salad with grilled fish or a piece of salmon with some quinoa or a grain. I always have a Chai or Earl Grey tea at some point during the day. I don’t drink coffee; I’m a tea girl , that’s my form of caffeine. For dinner, I’m a huge sushi fan. I also love a really good Indian Curry. What I love the most about going out with my friends for dinner, though, is that they’ll surprise me, and we’ll go somewhere new. Sometimes, the surprise meals are the best because you can’t pre-plan your menu. For dessert, I’d go to Salt & Straw; I just went there for the first time, and they have the most amazing vegan coconut Stracciatella. I like places that have options. My ideal day would, honestly, be having someone take me out to experiment with different things.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

Working out is my private time. I love sweating to get out your emotions; I always feel better afterwards, always more energized and just more clearheaded. I always drink a lot of water, too, to really purify. I sometimes try to meditate with music, or just have quiet time. It really allows me to center myself and get away from the craziness of work and the city. I really believe in laughing and smiling a lot. I think it’s really important, because when you feel the most confident and the most happy, that’s when you feel your most beautiful and look your best. I always say that a smile is your best accessory.

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 16, 2017

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

Lilyians as you must know, To The Bone debuts today on Netflix! This is a very special project for Lily Collins and the director Marti Noxon as it brings up a subject that nowadays is still seen as a taboo, anorexia. The Hollywood Reporter has published an article about the movie, in which Lily and Marti speak about what inspired the story, the controversy and much more. You can ready the article bellow!

What Is It About?

To The Bone stars Lily Collins as Ellen, a young woman who makes a last attempt to conquer her severe anorexia by entering a group recovery home. Keanu Reeves plays the home’s lead doctor, Carrie Preston plays her stepmother, and Alex Sharp, Alanna Ubach and Retta are among those who help her through the program.

The dramedy, which Netflix acquired after it premiered at Sundance to positive reviews, debuts in limited theaters and on the platform on July 14. THR’s film critic called it “occasionally harrowing but also surprisingly warm and funny.”

Who Inspired the Story?

The film is based on the experiences of Marti Noxon, who created the Bravo series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce and helped launch the Lifetime drama UnReal. Noxon, who makes her feature directorial debut with the movie, spent much of her teens and early 20s in and out of hospitals. “In writing this, I didn’t want to try to show the particularities of this one ism, but to talk about the underlying issues,” Noxon (second from right, above) tells THR. “Eating disorders for me, like substance abuse [for others], was me wanting to escape a certain pain or level of feeling that I didn’t want to have, and until I faced those feelings, I wasn’t going to get better. I think that’s universal — it’s no different from using drugs or alcohol or any other thing to not feel.”

Collins herself also suffered from anorexia in real life. She received the script while writing about her own experience for her recently-released memoir, and was drawn to its authenticity as well as its surprising sense of humor. “It was so serendipitous,” Collins recalls. “I feel very fortunate to have had the experience when your life’s mission and the mission of a movie so brilliantly get to be intertwined.”

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