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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Lily Collins: I miss the countryside

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Lily Collins
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Lily Collins

Lily Collins has found it difficult to adapt to living in Hollywood.

The 25-year-old actress is the daughter of Phil Collins and spent time in the UK and America when she was growing up. Her childhood was spent away from the glare of stardom, so living in the middle of Los Angeles has been a bit of a shock to the system for the star.

“I grew up in the countryside so I miss the rolling hills, the greenery and how it’s so quiet at night. I love just hearing the owls,” she told British magazine Cosmopolitan. “Now I live in the heart of Hollywood so I normally hear tour buses, or phones or cars.”

Lily hasn’t relied on having a famous father during her life and is instead famed for her talent. She is a successful actress having appeared in movies such as Mirror, Mirror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Now she’s in the spotlight the star has got used to people commenting on her looks. It’s something that has happened through much of her life, thanks to her famously bushy eyebrows.

“Kids used to make fun on my brows when I was young and I never knew why,” she admitted. “So I decided to pluck them, but my mum lovingly told me off and I never touched them again. I started to look up to actresses who had very defined features and that helped me to embrace mine. We all have insecurities but, with time, you learn to fit into your own body.”

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