Emily in Paris has been renewed for a second season. When the series debuted, everyone was talking about it. Reviews were conflicting. But critics and fans alike agreed on one thing: the leading actress Lily Collins is absolutely adorable. Let's talk about her in more detail.
Getting into the role of Emily Cooper was not difficult. The actress has a lot in common with her heroine. Both of them in life seem to have their own fairy godmother, by the wave of her magic wand everything goes well: work projects shoot out and bring fame and recognition, all men on the way fall in love with them, and dresses fit impeccably.
Emily is said to have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her father is musician Phil Collins, famous for his participation in the rock band Genesis. Mom - Jill Tavelman, famous, however, not for her career, but for her marriage, and even more for her divorce. Phil and Jill's marriage lasted 9 years and ended not very nicely: the musician sent the divorce notice to his wife by fax (by modern standards, this is about the same as breaking up via WhatsApp, but worse, since you can't answer with a voice message). Jill was not taken aback and sued the faithful for 17 million pounds - a record amount at that time. Then she took her daughter and moved with her from the UK to the USA - to Los Angeles, where they began to live comfortably and happily on impressive compensation.
Despite the fact that the father broke up with his mother not on the best terms, Lily continued to communicate with him. He introduced her to his star friends, so Collins was on a short leg with celebrities from childhood. When the girl grew up a little, dad began to take her with him to events. Therefore, Lily was never afraid of the red carpet, as she got used to them from a young age. Collins officially entered the secular society in 2007 at the Debutante Ball in Paris.
Since childhood, Lily has become accustomed to filming. For the first time, the baby appeared in front of the camera when she was only two years old - she was filmed for one of the BBC programs. In 2008, when the girl was 19 years old, she starred in two episodes of the series "90210: The New Generation". A year later, Lily appeared in the drama The Blind Side, where her filming partner was Sandra Bullock. Then came the films "Pastor" and "The Pursuit", and in 2012 there was "Snow White: Revenge of the Dwarfs", after which Collins became the darling of the gloss and beauty brands. In 2013, the actress was announced as the new face of Lancôme.
Following fame to Collins came critical acclaim. In 2016, directed by Warren Beatty's drama "Beyond the Rules" was released, and Lily was nominated for a Golden Globe.
In her personal life, Lily also never had problems. In 2011, the actress had an affair with the then main Hollywood werewolf, the star of the "Twilight" saga, Taylor Lautner. He was replaced by handsome Jamie Campbell Bower, with whom Collins starred in the movie "The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones." Now the girl is preparing for a wedding with director Charlie McDowell. The couple announced their engagement on September 25, 2020.
You look at Lily's biography, and it seems that there is only glory, joy and laughter in it. But in fact, Collins' life is not as one-sidedly perfect as the path of her character Emily in Paris. In the life of the actress there have been difficult periods. Despite the fact that after the divorce of her parents, she maintained a relationship with her father, she had resentments against him. The actress also suffered from an eating disorder - anorexia and bulimia. And she also connects this with her father and feelings for him. But Collins coped with all this and was able to forgive her dad. “I forgive you for the fact that when I needed, you were not always there. For not being the kind of father I expected. I forgive you for all your mistakes, "Collins wrote in her book No Filters: No Shame, No Regrets, Only Me, which was published in 2017. And the ability to forgive is definitely