The 24-year-old actress discussed her beginnings as an actress in a new interview and revealed that one of her very first auditions was for ‘Twilight!’ Can you even imagine her as Bella?
In a new interview, Lily Collins admitted that while she was trying to get her acting career off the ground she actually auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight. Of course, she was beaten out by Kristen Stewart, but we wonder if Lily would have made an even better Bella!
Lily Collins Auditioned For Bella Swan
Lily told Crave, “Yeah, one of my first auditions actually was for Twilight which is really funny now thinking about it.” She definitely looks the part with her dark hair, red lips, and pale skin. However, it’s hard — no, impossible — to imagine anyone else but K-Stew caught up in a love triangle with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
She continued, “This was many years ago. I was new on the scene, new at auditioning and it was always kind of this, ‘What’s going to happen?’ I think every young actor or actress in Hollywood starts to read some of the same material but I think everything happens for a reason and everyone who gets the roles they get were meant to. I’m a firm believer in that.
Lily Collins Plays A Half Angel Demon Slayer
Though she never got to play Bella, Lily will be joined by Twilight‘s Jamie Campbell-Bower in her latest film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The supernatural blockbuster is set to be released on August 23. In the movie, she plays a half angel demon slayer in the flick, which is a bit of a departure from her role as Snow White. We’re excited to see her in a darker role, and who knows, maybe this could be the next Twilight!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Lily would have been a better Bella?
— Tiffany Gagnon