Lily Collins: “The Leader of the New Hollywood Girl Pack”

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Calling it — Lily Collins will be on legit all magazine covers by year’s end. Although she’s been recognized for her work in The Blind Side, Abduction and Mirror Mirror, the 24-year-old will dominate cinema come summer 2013. Fortunately, Glamour‘s already taking notice…

Lily Collins, Glamour Magazine July 2013 Cover

The glossy publication’s referring to the young actress as The Leader of the New Hollywood Girl Pack, which we’d like to think Jennifer Lawrence held the title for, but now she’s just in a league all on her own. Lily, who seems to always be a sweetheart, takes the new title, as well as her relationship with the Hunger Games actress, in stride: “[Jennifer’s] a friend; she’s awesome. The choices Jennifer has made have been really interesting. And I loved how she carried herself after her trip [going up onstage] at the Oscars. I was like, ‘You go, girl!'”

One of the many reasons for Lily’s rise to stardom: her starring role in the movie adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, duh! Filming wrapped a few months back, but she still recalls the dedication of Shadowhunters: “The fans [in Toronto, during filming] were amazing. They’d bring us cookies, mugs, tea, drawings, everything. I want to make sure I live up to their expectations as Clary.” (SIDE NOTE: We went to the set, too! #brag)

But before TMI‘s release, you can catch Jamie Campbell Bower‘s girlfriend on the big screen opposite Logan Lerman in Stuck in Love, which she calls her “most meaningful project so far. I fought for the role for seven months. I read the script and thought, ‘No one but me can play this.’ Samantha is promiscuous, cynical, sarcastic — qualities that are not me, but fun to channel. I also liked her relationship with her dad.”

For more on Lily’s interview, go to Glamour.com or pick up the July issue of Glamour on newsstands June 11.

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