Lily Collins is well on her way to superstardom, but there are some aspects of the limelight that are just too bright for the young actress.
Especially when she's hanging out with her friend Kristen Stewart!
Lily is getting more and more attention from the paparazzi these days, but nothing as crazy as when these two Snow Whites hit the town together. Ms. Collins can learn a lot from the Twilight star on how to deal with pushy papz! Lily remembers a time when she and KStew were SWARMED by photogs who wouldn't stop following them! Lily said:
"I had the experience with Kristen where there were paparazzi waiting outside a restaurant and we were followed afterwards, and I do think it's such a crazy job to follow someone in order to get a picture. I get how much pictures are worth, but that is just so bizarre to me."
Lily is learning to accept that parts of her private life are going to become very public now that she's famous, including her love life!
She and her perfectly jaw-boned boyfriend, Jamie Campbell-Bower, are constantly getting cameras shoved in their faces. Lily has no regrets though in falling for her guy. She explained:
"I entered into this business knowing your private life can't always remain private. I don't feel the need to profess anything publicly or confirm something that in a normal situation you wouldn't have to speak out about. If I'm out and I'm photographed with someone, then that is what it is. [Jamie and I] took that chance and… whatever. It is what it is!"
We have to imagine Lily has had a TON of practice with dodging the press though. She's Phil Collins' daughter! There's no way you can grow up with a rock star dad and not get your picture snapped every once in awhile!
Despite having a famous father, Lily insists she's gotten to where she is now completely on her own! Lily claimed:
"Nobody has ever made a phone call for me. Weirdly, I enjoyed being knocked back at the beginning. Being told 'no' so many times made being told 'yes' that bit better."
You'll be hearing 'yes' a whole lot now, Lily! Just be prepared to do a whole lot more smiling for the papz, too!
[Images via Winston Burris/WENN and Ramey Pix.]
Tags: anglophilia, film flickers, jamie campbell-bower, kristen stewart, lily collins, paparazzi, phil collins