Lily Collins Talks Losing 'Gossip Girl' Role with Marie Claire UK

Lily Collins Talks Losing 'Gossip Girl' Role with Marie Claire UK

Lily Collins lets her new bob hairstyle take center stage on the October 2014 issue of Marie Claire UK.

The 25-year-old actress opened up to the glossy about Gossip Girl, her last name and more. Check it:

On losing out on a Gossip Girl role: “I tested for Gossip Girl. I wanted to be in it so badly, I thought at the time it was the end of the world. Now I think, ‘Well I would have got pigeon-holed, have had to move to New York, leave high school and be signed away for six years. I wouldn’t have done the films I’ve done, and everything would have been so different.”

On peers Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence: “It’s definitely not normal. There are preconceived ideas about them and the media wants to prove them wrong or find fault in them. They feel that, because they’ve known them since they were young, there is an ownership of their personal life. Jennifer and Kristen have done such a great job of navigating that; they’re witty, strong, funny, cool, young women. It’s really just nice to see that it’s possible to go through something like that and still be genuinely awesome people.”

On not using her last name: “When I first met with agents I was asked, ‘Well, what makes you so special? Everybody in LA is a cousin or a daughter of someone.’ At the beginning, that was the most interesting thing about me. Now I’ve done eight films, it’s an afterthought. I get kids who say, ‘Oh, I love your movie, but my mum loves your dad.’ It’s really nice to be able to share that with him, but it doesn’t define who I am career-wise.”

Lily is also pictured below running a few errands in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (September 9)

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