Lily Collins touted as Hollywood's Next Big Thing in Glamour
With three new films due out this year -- including a lead role in "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," a film based on a young adult fantasy book series a la "The Hunger Games" -- 24-year-old Lily Collins has certainly earned the title bestowed upon her by Glamour in the magazine's July issue: "Leader of the New Hollywood Girl Pack." But don't confuse her being dubbed the "next big thing" with her acting like Little Miss Thing. Collins loves her parents -- she says her mom, Jill Tavelman, is her "best friend" -- but she refuses to rely on her dad, Phil Collins' fame to get ahead.
"I always wanted to do it on my own. I never wanted anyone making phone calls," she tells Glamour. "A name can open doors, but there's a quote I like: 'Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.'" She says her mom, meanwhile, is her mentor. "She guides me through my personal life, telling me to experiment," says the style-obsessed Collins. "She lets me borrow her vintage. She has Chanel and eighties stuff from Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood that she got when vintage wasn't cool … She has always encouraged me to feel like being me is enough. That's really special, especially in a place like Hollywood."
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