Lily Collins might be Hollywood’s next “It” girl according to Next Movie.
Collins has been on a press tour for her upcoming movie “Priest,” which hits theaters on Friday (who’s excited?!), and recently sat down with Next Movie, where she shed some light on her role as Clary Fray in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
“I’m Clary Fray, and we’re looking at the casting for the rest of the characters, and it’s based on the most amazing series of books by Cassandra Clare,” Collins said. “And being a fan of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” to be able to have my own franchise, and one based on a girl heroine, it’s a complete honor. And I love [director Scott Charles Stewart, who also helmed “Priest”] and [Screen Gems exec Clint Culpepper].”
Collins was also cast as the lead in “Snow White,” and it was revealed that filming for “Snow White” would come before “Mortal Instruments.” But not to fret, Collins assured that filming for “Mortal Instruments” will indeed happen this year.
“We’re in the process of it,” Collins told Next Movie, “and I just got cast as “Snow White,” and that goes before. Filming on “Mortal” will happen this year, though, for sure. It’s just pushed a little.”
Collins also revealed how excited she is to be part of a project that could be “the next “Potter” or “Twilight,” as well as how amazing support from “Mortal Instruments” fans has been.
“Seriously, I read the series of books and loved it,” Collins told Next Movie, “and I forget how many fans – I mean, I’m a fan of it – but how many of us are out there. The second casting hit the internet, it’s like an uproar… You read a book about a heroine and you have this vision in your mind, so the second it’s cast it could go either way. So to have their support and enthusiasm behind me was a complete honor. And it’s a crazy thought to think it could turn into that.”
Be sure to head over to Next Movie to read more of Collins’ Q & A, where she sheds light on “Priest,” her first acting gig, the great Harry Potter vs Twilight debate, Twitter or Facebook and what she would be doing if she weren’t acting.