Lily Collins: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!)
The 24-year-old actress stars in new film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in theaters everywhere right now. She plays Clary Fray, a girl who learns that she descends from a line of half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters who protect the world from demons. She must join forces with them and descend into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.
Lily chatted with us about one of the craziest stunts she had to film for the flick.
“I had to climb up this fire escape and launch myself off of it, after the vampire lets go of my foot, and I did it in my six inch boots and my mini dress, so I was trying not to show any skin while launching myself onto Jamie [Campbell Bower], which was interesting,” she said.
Click inside to read our exclusive interview with Lily Collins…
Lily Collins Interview — JustJared.com Exclusive
Just Jared: What is your favorite prop from the set?
Lily Collins: The witch light.
JJ: Did you steal it?
LC: I couldn’t, I wasn’t allowed.
JJ: Did you steal anything from set?
LC: I stole my blue leather jacket with all the rips in it. And my Doc Martens.
JJ: What was the craziest stunt that you did?
LC: Ooh! Well, pretty much running around at three or four in the morning with my heels on was enough. But I ran, I had to climb up this fire escape and launch myself off of it, after the vampire lets go of my foot, and I did it in my six inch boots and my mini dress, so I was trying not to show any skin while launching myself onto Jamie, which was interesting.
JJ: Any injuries on set at all?
LC: Tons of bruising. Never really any full injuries except for lots of bruising.
JJ: What’s your favorite off screen moment?
LC: There was a moment at which we’re on the rooftop in the vampire scene, when the vampires fight, and we burst out of this door and we’re in serious fight mode. But two seconds before they yelled action, we were in the dark, like literally peeing our pants laughing because we were making fun of each other and doing voices. And then they yelled “Action” and we didn’t hear it, and we had to burst out the doors.
JJ: Describe your costars in one word. Godfrey [Gao].
JJ: Kevin [Zegers].
JJ: What is your favorite memory from this past summer so far?
LC: Oh my gosh, um… Genuinely, this mall tour has been so amazing. But I think actually playing a mom. I was just in Dublin for two and a half months filming Love, Rosie and I got to be a mom to this lovely young actress, Lily Laight, was Lily as well. But I think playing, getting the experience to play a mom was amazing.
JJ: What’s next for you after Mortals?
LC: Oh God, well we’re shooting the sequel. I don’t really know what’s next after this for sure. I’m signed on for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, but I don’t know when that’s going to go, so right now it’s just focused on the sequel up until Christmas, because my next break is Christmas.
PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS —–
Lily is wearing a Thakoon dress.
Producer: Jared Eng (@JaredEng)
Photographer: Justin Campbell (@JustJustinNYC)
Stylists: Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn (@robzangardi and @MARIELhaenn)
Makeup: Kayleen McAdams (@Kayleenmcadams)
Hair: Mara Roszak (@mararoszak)