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Lily Collins excited to kick more butt in ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES’


Lily Collins got to kick butt as Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters in August, but the feisty actress is already looking forward to more action as Clary in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, which is slated to begin production in the fall.

“The Shadowhunter guys had it more difficult (in City of Bones) than I did because I only learn that I have skills halfway through the movie. But they all kick ass and it was really fun,” Lily told Flicks and the City. “I can’t wait for the sequel because I get to do more of that.”

Check out more The Mortal Instruments talk, which begins around the 2:56 mark:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, directed by Harald Zwart, is slated to be released worldwide in 2014.

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24 Comments on Lily Collins excited to kick more butt in ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF ASHES’

  1. Yeah with jace help hello. People Jamie!!!!!!!

  2. She’s pretty much a natural – she did kill the Ravener demon in CoB before Jace even came to the picture… She just never had any training and Jace is helping her out. She is very strong and independent and she doesn’t need a man in her life to keep her safe… She does great by herself and I think that’s one of the major key points CC wanted to show…

    • My input I only want to see jace. Aka Jamie fight I really don’t like Clary. Just jace the man that plays him is so very talented when it comes to fighting and singing, I presonally don’t like lily Collins as Clary. Sorry. I thought CC had her with red hair and freckles besides peitie. Just saying not to be a bitch or anything.

      • Lily is petite (the same height as Clary is described, and tiny-boned) and freckled. She may not have the exact shade of red hair you envisioned but that is a really weird sticking point to decide you dislike someone. Nice that you like Jace, but remember this is a girl powered, girl power franchise.

  3. TeamEdwardJace // June 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM // Reply

    i love this girl and this interview was amazing! cannot wait! and i want to see stuck in love. also still same teamedwardjace, just using alternat email

  4. Brilliant

  5. mina blak // June 8, 2013 at 8:42 PM // Reply

    God, I hope that hey didn’t change or smooth over the ending too much. That would actually suck. I want the big reveal and the shock factor there and if they tamed it for the sake of making more $$$ and not “putting people off”, I’ll be very disappointed.

    • I see what they mean though because I want this bigger freaking twilight and if they make the ending too incest than it will put people off and then my friends won’t want to see it because they’ll have there heads in the toilets. it’s one thing to read about incest but it’s another thing to watch it though so you have to bear it in mind

      • I hope it does as good as twilight did special. Cause Jamie’s in it so we’ll see

      • Game of Thrones is huge and it has a ton more incest (actual incest, not maybe-incest) than Mortal Instruments ever did, so while “it may be different to watch it” tons of hit shows and movies have incest or incesty vibes GoT, Hemlock Grove, Brookside (Brit TV drama, ran a whole plotline about a brother and sister in love, hugely popular) Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, and who can forget Flowers in the Attic? The whole cast has publicly talked about how the movie ends and also about how the incest isn’t actually real, so if your friends pull their heads out of the toilet and google for 1 second, they don’t have much to worry about. Besides, the ending is the ultimate THIS IS NOT TWILIGHT and having people dismiss the movie as another Twilight is a lot worse for it than having the whole world know that some characters think they’re related but probably aren’t.

        Interesting article:

      • The thing to remember is that series books, TV shows, franchise movies end with cliffhangers. This is what brings us back, makes us talk about it, write about it. There will be many different opinions. Those of us who have read the books will know the truth, those who have not will decide if they want to continue seeing the other movies. There are many many layers to these books and many different kinds of relationships. I hope people keep an open mind about all of them not just the relationship of Clary and Jace. If they do they will reap the rewards of these wonderful books (also IFD) and the movies to come.

  6. lorraineg // June 9, 2013 at 5:56 AM // Reply

    Lily Collins has freckles …..I know !!! I have them you can’t see them with makeup……and yet again like JCB haters Cassie is happy that lily is Clary nuf said !!!!

  7. Ardghal Barra: Lily is not the same height as Clary.
    Clary is around 5’2, Lily is 5’5.

  8. lorraineg // June 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM // Reply

    Oh well c that does it scrap the whole movie for the sake of three inches!!!

  9. Noooo!! What did she do to her hair? I loved them when they were long. 😦 She’s my role model and just because of her I have long hair. Why did she cut them?
    Clary can also have long hair?!? Pleeease let them grow!

    • A downside to being an in-demand actress going from film to film is you rarely get a say in what happens to your hair.

      For the record I think she looks great with any style hair!

  10. I like lily as Clary! There can’t be a perfect Clary and Cassandra saw her as Clary and that’s fine by me! Also can’t wait for City of Bones and Ashes! 😀

  11. One of Jace's Biggest Fans // August 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM // Reply

    Yes, well Clary doesn’t really kick butts in City of Ashes… she actually begins to fight in City of Fallen Angels where she finaly gets to train how ti kill a demon with Jace’s help. In City of Ashes she just blows a boat with a rune she creates because she has the gift of creating runes. Actually she just gets braver as the books go on.In the second triology, now that’s when she starts ‘kicking butts’. 😉
    Don’t you guys agree?

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