While in Ireland filming her latest flick Love, Rosie, Lily Collins took the time to speak to Independent.ie about her highly-anticipated film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters on Aug. 21.
Being a fan of the books before she got the role of Clary, Lily gushed about Cassandra Clare’s world and Harald Zwart’s cinematic vision.
“I believe in the stories, I believe in Clary the character, I love that fantasy world, I love playing in it. And the thing I love the most about these books and what Harald [Zwart] our director has done is he’s brought it to this realness that really grounds it and doesn’t make it just a fantasy film.”
Clare’s books have sold more than 23 million copies worldwide and boasts a fan base that is large, passionate and spans worldwide. Lily admitted that there’s an added pressure with that, but that she’s “very proud” of the film.
“It’s got many, many fans which is a blessing because you have a built-in audience. Of course there’s extra expectations but at the end of the day they’ve been so supportive and positive so far, so I do feel very positive that it’s going to be received well. I’m very proud of it.”
Lily revealed that she’s excited about preparation on the sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, which begins production in the fall.
“We’ve already been green lit for a second one which is really exciting, so we’re prepping for the sequel.”