Lily Collins is pen­ning a mem­oir

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 27-year-old beauty is to have per­sonal es­says cov­er­ing sub­jects in­clud­ing be­ing the daugh­ter of fa­mous mu­si­cian Phil Collins, dat­ing, and body image pub­lished in a re­veal­ing book en­ti­tled ‘Un­fil­tered: No Shame, No Re­grets, Just Me’. Of shar­ing such de­tails with the pub­lic, she said: “It’s def­i­nitely like hav­ing my di­ary pub­lished.” The ‘Mir­ror Mir­ror’ ac­tress was in­spired to write the tome by di­rec­tor Warren Beatty and her role in ‘Rules Don’t Ap­ply’ as de­vout bap­tist Marla Mabrey, which sees her char­ac­ter over­come “in­tense” sit­u­a­tions. She ex­plained: “I was put into many sit­u­a­tions through­out the years in act­ing, in Warren’s film es­pe­cially, where you’re in an in­tense sit­u­a­tion and you have to fight your way through it, go through the emo­tions, and live and breath those scenes.” Lily was pre­vi­ously ro­man­ti­cally linked to her co-stars in both ‘The Mor­tal In­stru­ments’ and ‘Ab­duc­tion’, Jamie Camp­bell Bower and Tay­lor Laut­ner, and while she won’t be name-drop­ping any ex-boyfriends, she will open up about what she has learnt from past re­la­tion­ships. She told Peo­ple mag­a­zine: “It was not about at­tack­ing, it was about show­ing how you can be given sit­u­a­tions in life and turn them into lessons. It takes know­ing what you don’t want to know what you do want.” Lily is also writ­ing the book in the hope of in­spir­ing other young women who share their lives on so­cial me­dia. She said: “This is my way to open up con­ver­sa­tion with young women and say, ‘Hey, we’re all the same.’“They’re so open and hon­est and in­spir­ing about their sto­ries. It really en­cour­aged me to be brave like them.” The an­nounce­ment comes hot off the heels of Phil, 65, launch­ing his own au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, ‘Not Dead Yet’, in which he can­didly talks about his bat­tle with al­co­hol ad­dic­tion and the ups and downs of his ca­reer span­ning 60 years. Lily’s book will be pub­lished through HarperCollins and will be out in March 2017.

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