Although Lily Collins‘ parents, Phil Collins and Jill Tavelmann, they’re famous didn’t mean she was served everything on a silver platter. In fact, it was quite the opposite, according to the actress.
“I definitely got rejected a lot in the beginning. I was told ‘no’ over and over again. The feedback was that I was too green. I was like, I don’t know what that means, like, green as in ‘go?’ But actually I needed a little more maturation, practice and experience.I guess for me it has always been very important not to take [rejection] like, ‘No, this isn’t it it will be for you‘” said the 33-year-old v magazine.
He continued, “It was just, ‘No, not now.’ I think any creative outlet, whether it’s music, recite or writeif you want to be a lawyer, a dancer, if you feel strongly that it’s just a part of who you are, deep down inside, you know that, eventually, you’ll get there somehow. “
And that’s just what the brunette beauty did, as she’s now the star of the hit Netflix series Emilia in Parisas well as having several other roles to his credit.
“The first film I did, I was 20 and now I’m 33. And to be able to have made my first film and now talk about starting a production company, you know, 13 years later. If I had to tell myself to 20 years I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, it’s so long, it’s going to take so long,'” she recalled.
The TV star also noted that after posting Unfiltered: No shame, no regrets, just me in 2017, new opportunities started to present themselves.
“When I wrote my book, I said to myself, ‘I’m going to have mine Carrie Bradshaw moment. I’m going to move to New York, hide out in an apartment and write my book.’ I have appointments, I have a publisher, I have a publishing company, and then I ended up booking three jobs back to back and had to write it all over the world,” she shared.