Collins stars in the just released “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” as a young girl with the supernatural ability to find and kill demons, all while decked out in leather. The actress admits that she doesn’t quite share the same edge her character does.
“I didn’t have a goth phase,” she said. “My mom and I would always visit churches when I was traveling, and I was always interested in the darker side of things and the darker side of fairy tales.”
When it comes to her personal life, Collins prefers to try and keep a semblance of privacy. She’s not a big fan of social media and feels that actors should, in general, stay away from such websites.
“I think there is something great about seeing someone as a character because you don’t know them that well as themselves,” she said. “I like to be able to watch movies and not know too much about someone personally. I don’t want to be tainted by thinking, ‘Oh my god, they had the best pasta last week.’”
See more of Lily Collins in the gallery below.