Lily Collins photographed by Pamela Hanson for Glamour UK
Her mind was full of darting images. She kept seeing her mother’s face looking down at her, her expression panicked. Kept seeing the Speaking Stars, hearing the voices of the Silent Brothers in her head. Why would there be a block in her mind? Why would a powerful warlock have put it there, and to what purpose? She wondered what memories she might have lost, what experiences she’d had that she couldn’t now recall. Or maybe everything she thought she did remember was a lie…?
Old school would be like an Audrey Hepburn. “Funny Face,” “Sabrina,” “Roman Holiday” -– those are my favorites. Just because she says so much without needing to say anything. And all the charity work she did… she just was amazing. My modern day role model would have to be Meryl Streep. Someone, again, who just is who she is. She embodies everything beautiful about a woman and doesn’t change herself for anybody. I respect that so much.
I think a woman’s voice can be extremely strong. With the roles at least that I like to choose, they’re ones that aren’t just the arm candy or the one that needs saving. It’s a character that goes through a growth and self-discovery and believing in herself—like Snow White—where it’s about a young girl who has been told all her life that she is less than, and then she realizes her potential, and she ends up succeeding.
New/old picture of Lily Collins for Glamour Spain 2009
If love is setting a place at the table for someone who’s never coming home, I think I’ll pass.
“I do believe in listening to your mind as well and that you need to be smart about certain things, to protect yourself. You need a healthy mix of both really, but it’s important not to think so much that you’re not able to follow your heart.”