Lily Collins never imagined her selfie-filled Instagram account would turn into a selfless community.
“Girls from all over the world started sharing their insecurities, whether it was with bullying, body issues or dating” the actress, 27, tells Us Weekly. “They were really putting themselves out there and being brave. I thought, if they’re willing to tell their stories, I want to tell mine. They have no idea how much I can connect with them.”
In her “very raw” essay collection, Unfiltered, she opens up about her eating disorder, failed relationships (she’s been ghosted too) and the struggle to find her voice through it all. “These are the stories that create me,” admits the daughter of musician Phil Collins. “It’s who I am. There’s no reason to be afraid or shameful.”
The L.A.-raised beauty gets personal with Us.
Us Weekly: Were there any stories you were hesitant to include?
Lily Collins: Being in an emotionally abusive relationship. I never regretted it, but I felt ashamed. I thought, How could I put myself in that position? I came to a deeper understanding as I was writing. It’s taking the shame out of those things that makes you stronger. I definitely wasn’t planning on being as open about my past with eating disorders, either. I wrote that chapter a week before I got the script for To the Bone [in which she plays a character battling severe anorexia]. That experience really helped me go more in depth with it in the book. I came to a real acceptance of myself. Writing this was definitely the most difficult thing I’ve done to date, but at the end, it was the most gratifying.
Lily was today on The Ellen Show where she spoke about meeting Ellen, her book and much more. We’ve added to the gallery one photo from her appearance and you can watch one clip from the interview bellow!
Navigating your teen years can be tricky enough without having to do it in front of the entire world. But Lily Collins, whose father is legendary singer Phil Collins, has managed to do it with both grace and poise. Now 27, the Mortal Instruments star, has made a name for herself as a successful actress. But in her new book, Unfiltered: No Regrets, No Shame, Just Me, out March 7th, Lily gets totally real about everything, from her struggles with self-esteem and body image to dating.
Here, Lily shares the advice she wishes she could share with her 17-year-old self.
1. You accept the love you think you deserve.
2. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
3. The quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.
4. Different is beautiful.
5. Be silly. It’s attractive. Normal is so boring.
6.There is no such thing as perfect.
Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming original movie OKJA. The movie, set to be on Netflix June 28, stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, and many others. Lily is not in the teaser trailer, but we cannot wait to see her in the official trailer!
From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.
Lily attended last night the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter, wearing a beautiful Elie Saab Couture black gown. We’ve added to the gallery photos from the party!
Hello Lilyians! Lily attended last night the Charles Finch and CHANEL Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner, looking fabulous as always. We’ve added photos from the event to the gallery, and hopefully, we’ll be able to add more (and replace the medium quality ones) from the dinner!
Meet Lily Collins, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as she talks to us about her new book, Unfiltered, on sale March 7th, 2017! Watch to find out what inspired Lily to write her book and why living life Unfiltered is a lot more fun, especially with the mindset – No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me!
Hello Lilyians! Lily attended last night the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards, wearing a beautiful Alexander McQueen gown. It was a very special night for Lily, who received the Lacoste Spotlight Award. The award was presented by her The Last Tycoon co-star Matt Bomer. Over 300 photos from the award ceremony have been added to our gallery, and don’t worry– We’ll be working on replacing the medium quality pictures with their high quality versions! You can also watch an interview Lily gave during the red carpet bellow. Enjoy!
Lily has landed the cover of the March issue of Angeleno Magazine and she looks absolutely gorgeous! Sadly, no outtakes have yet been released but we bring you digital scans from the issue! Check them out in our gallery.
Hello Lilyians! We’ve added to our gallery scans from the March issue of InStyle, along with one additional outtake from the photo session. We just love this photo session, don’t you?!