Lily Collins Thinks Her Career is No Longer Based on Nepotism

Lily is totally overshadowing those multiple decades in the music industry with her 8 film long career. You’ve obviously not see how good ‘The Mortal Instruments’ is if you don’t agree. Lily says who her father is no longer defines her career anymore:

“When I first met with agents I was asked, ‘Well, what makes you so special? Everybody in LA is a cousin or a daughter of someone.’ At the beginning, that was the most interesting thing about me. Now I’ve done eight films, it’s an afterthought. I get kids who say, ‘Oh, I love your movie, but my mum loves your dad.’ It’s really nice to be able to share that with him, but it doesn’t define who I am career-wise.”

She tried to land a role in Gossip Girl, but Blake Lively (who basically no longer has a career) turned out to be a better actress:

“I tested for Gossip Girl. I wanted to be in it so badly, I thought at the time it was the end of the world. But now I think, ‘well I would have got pigeon-holed, have had to move to New York, leave high school and be signed away for six years. I wouldn’t have done the films I’ve done, and everything would have been so different.”

She didn’t even know who the f**k Phil Collins was:

“We’d be at dinner and people would come up for autographs and I thought, ‘Why do they want Dad’s?’ I remember one day I asked him the stupidest question: I’m like, ‘Did you ever do a music video?’. I had no idea.”