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Lily Collins: Just Jared Portrait Session Star! (Exclusive!)

Lily Collins: Just Jared Portrait Session Star! (Exclusive!)

Lily Collins looks super fierce in a Thakoon dress in this exclusive photo for Just Jared’s Portrait Session Series, shot by photographer Justin Campbell!

The 24-year-old actress stars in new Screen Gems 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 — 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].

LC: Lovely.

JJ: Kevin [Zegers].

LC: Brother.

JJ: Jamie.

LC: Otherworldly.

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.


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)

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Photos: Justin Campbell
Posted to: Exclusive, JJ Portrait Session, Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

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  • kami

    “Easily one of the year’s worst films. It’s so groan-worthy awful that it’s actually insulting to its target teen demographic, who despite a higher threshold for mediocrity than most, definitely deserve better.”
    Jeffrey Lyles
    Lyles’ Movie Files

    this movie is now 16% on rotten tomatoes with 66 rotten and 13 fresh. yikes.


    smokin hot

  • aquarius64

    @kami: Really? This would be her second bomb where she dated her co-star. Abduction was the first. I think that should be her clue.

  • Janire

    She’s so pretty!!

  • Brie
  • kelly

    @kami: lily collins is box office poison. all her movies save for blind side have failed hard. i’d add that jcb is also poison when he’s cast as the lead, look at his television show camelot.

  • Love The Shoes

    Didn’t read it and don’t want to because I don’t care but I am posting here to say that she looks so much like Elizabeth Taylor when she was young that it’s spooky. It’s the eyes, the dark hair and those thick brows.

  • Count

    Hey look it Grecho Marx long lost daughter.oh wait no she the daughter of the guy who singley hand killed Genesis(okey land of confusion is a awsome song but).

    Prog rock gods died because her daddy sucks,worse get got pig headed when he won the oscars,just ask the guys in south park.

  • Cate

    I love Lily. She’s beautiful, talented and a sweetheart.

    @kelly: You’re talking nonsense. If she’s poison then so are 98% of the actors in Hollywood. She’s only had small supporting parts in other movies where their success or failure has nothing do with her. ‘Abduction’ was a flop but that was a Lautner vehicle; people didn’t go to see it for the girl playing the love interest anymore than they watched it because Alfred Molina was in the movie. The only other movie she’s had a lead role in is ‘Mirror, Mirror’ which had a lot working against it but still made it’s money back workldwide. This movie has a bad release date, bad marketing, bad screenwriter, books are rubbish written by an untalented hack and not even popular rubbish that can rely on a big fanbase like the Twilight books. Pretty much everyone except the delusional fans knew it was going to end up flopping like all the other YA movies that aren’t Twilight or The Hunger Games.

  • Cate

    @Love The Shoes: I think she looks a lot like the beautiful Liz Taylor too. I think she looks more similar to Liz than Audrey Hepburn which is who people usually compare her looks to.

  • kelly

    @Cate: blah blah blah Lily Nepotism Collins can keep trying but no one cares. TMI is a floppy flop flop. City of Flops.

  • Love The Shoes

    @Cate: Just saw this and I’m glad to see someone else agrees. I didn’t know who Lil Collins was by name but the first time I saw her on a magazine I honestly thought of Liz Taylor and that it was some old photo. She looks only like Audrey Heburn when it’s bein compared to certain photos.

  • Anonymous

    @kelly: God you’re a bitch.

  • a man

    I miss you Lily…