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Lily Collins Was Rejected From Magazines Due to Her Skinny Frame

Lily Collins takes the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine’s new issue.

Here’s what the 28-year-old To the Bone star had to share with the mag:

On her struggles with body image: “From a young age, I’ve had a desire to put forward this perfect image […]. Even though there was all this un-prettiness going on inside of me, I wanted to make sure that my appearance and composure were a certain way. I imagined that people knew I had these secrets and they’d be judging.”

On getting complimented by a friend while preparing to play a character with an eating disorder: “Someone I’ve known for a long time said to me, ‘Oh, wow, look at you!’ I tried to explain [I had lost weight for a role] and she goes, ‘No! I want to know what you’re doing, you look great!’ I got into the car with my mom and said, ‘That is why the problem exists.’”

On being rejected from magazines because she was too skinny: “I was about to embark on press for Rules Don’t Apply and I was told that a lot of media did not want to put me in their magazines. Not just on the cover – they wouldn’t put me inside looking the way I did, even though it was for a movie. No one knew my connection to the disorder, and at the time I was super upset because I thought, this is a huge moment for me and I can’t maximize on it. But it hit me – “Oh, this is going to majorly f*** with your career now, not just your health.” I told my publicist that if I could snap my fingers and gain ten pounds right that second, I would give anything to do that. I never thought I’d ever say anything like that! This cannot keep me from what I’ve always wanted.”

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Lily Collins Once Wanted to Be the Youngest Talk Show Host!

Lily Collins once had aspirations to be a talk show host!

The 26-year-old actress opened up about trying to get her own show as a teenager while making an appearance on The Tonight Show on Tuesday (June 27).

“When I was younger, I wanted to be the youngest talk show host! I would go into boardrooms at 15, 16 years old with legit pie charts that I had done research on why we needed a young talk show host,” she explained.

Lily added, “So I’d go into networks with my blazer and my cell phone and I would pitch my show!”

Check out all the Lily had to say in the video below…

FYI: Lily is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Lily Collins Promotes 'To The Bone,' Opens Up About Past Eating Disorder (Video)

Lily Collins looked pretty in a light blue ensemble while promoting her new Netflix film To The Bone.

The 28-year-old actress was spotted heading into NBC Studios for her appearance on the Today show on Monday (June 26) in New York City.

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“I suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager for quite a few years,” Lily shared. “This project came along my desk at the time when I was in the middle of writing my book ["Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me."], talking about my experience with eating disorders. It was kinda like the universe saying this is something you need to talk about for yourself but also to bring to the attention of people in general.”

“My experiences with this were a beautiful gift to be able to give to my character [Ellen],” Lily continued, adding, “There is always going a part of you that goes, ‘Oh, well stepping back into the shoes of something that wasn’t positive for you may be painful,’ but I think that that was so therapeutic for me as Lily but also to give to Ellen as the character.”

Watch the interview below! (And watch the To The Bone trailer if you missed it.)

Lily Collins Talks About New Films ‘Okja’, ‘To The Bone’ | TODAY
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Lily Collins Stars in Netflix's 'To The Bone' - Trailer & Stills!

Lily Collins struggles with an eating disorder in the trailer for her new Netflix movie To The Bone.

Here’s a synopsis: Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules-and charmed by her fellow patients-Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons.

Alex Sharp, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, and Liana Liberato also star in the film, hitting Netflix on July 14.

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Lily Collins & Penelope Cruz Film for Lancome Together!

It looks like Lily Collins and Penelope Cruz are filming a commercial together!

The two actresses walked arm-in-arm on Monday (June 12) down a street in Barcelona, Spain while filming for a Lancome commercial. Both Lily and Penelope are part of the Lancome family.

Lily took to Instagram to tell fans she’s been filming for Lancome!

“I think my lips are covered…” Lily captioned one photo, tagging Lancome in the photo of lots of lipsticks.

“Always an honor in front of your lens @TheRealPeterLindbergh…,” Lily captioned another picture of her and the German photographer and director Peter Lindbergh.

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Tilda Swinton Is the Queen of Hearts at 'Okja' NYC Premiere

Tilda Swinton and Lily Collins make their appearances on the red carpet at the Okja premiere on Thursday (June 8) at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.

The ladies were joined by co-stars Paul Dano (with partner Zoe Kazan), Steven Yeun, An Seo Huyn, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, and more.

Also in attendance were T.J. Miller and wife Kate Gorney, and Tilda‘s partner Sandro Kopp, who was a co-producer on the film.

Tilda wore a dress with a red heart on it and her shoes had straps shaped like hearts!

FYI: Tilda is wearing a Schiaparelli dress. Lily is wearing a Valentino dress and Harry Winston jewelry. Paul is wearing a Burberry suit and Christian Louboutin shoes.

30+ pictures of the cast of Okja at the premiere… More Here! »

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Matt Bomer Goes Back to Old School Hollywood in 'Last Tycoon' Trailer for Amazon!

Matt Bomer‘s upcoming series The Last Tycoon will be premiering this summer on Amazon Prime Video and the trailer for season one was just released!

All nine episodes from season one will be released on July 28.

Lily Collins and Kelsey Grammer also star in the series, which “follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood’s Golden Boy (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood.”

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Mat Bomer in The Last Tycoon?