Lily Collins: 'Personality Can Open Doors, But Only Character Can Keep Them Open'

(Courtesy Glamour) Lily Collins covers the July issue

Actress Lily Collins—daughter of the legendary Phil Collins!—graces the cover of Glamour's July 2013 issue. Inside the magazine, she talks about having a famous father, mentorship, being friends with Jennifer Lawrence, and her next movie role. Check out some of the best bits from the interview, right here.

Did she ever ask her dad for help? "No, I always wanted to do it on my own. I never wanted anyone making phone calls. A name can open doors, but there's a quote I like: 'Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.'"

On her new role as Samantha in Suck in Love being a little like her: "It's my 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."

On her best mentor: "My mom. It has nothing to do with acting. She guides me through my personal life, telling me to experiment. She lets me borrow her vintage. She has Chanel and 80s stuff from Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood that she got when vintage wasn't cool. She'd wear them to events with my dad, and everyone would ask her what she had on; when she said 'vintage,' they'd go, 'Oh, that's nice,' and, you know, turn the corner."

On Jennifer Lawrence: "She'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 at the Oscars. I was like, 'You go, girl!'"

On dressing up in the morning: "Even in LA, where everyone's in yoga pants, I've never been the girl to run around in sweats. I love fashion and always have something put together, but I won't wear anything specifically to be photographed in. I have become more cautious of making funny faces in public."
Check out the rest of Lily Collins' interview, right here at—and don't forget to pick up the July issue of Glamour when it hits newsstands on June 11th!
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