Lily Collins is way more popular than I thought. I don’t get it, but apparently a lot of people do, because she’s now the #1 threat to your computer. Meaning, when you search for “Lily Collins” online and download photos of her or whatnot you risk, “a nearly one-in-seven chance of ‘landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.’ (McAfee via NBC News).
Last year, the “Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity” was Emma Watson, who didn’t even make the cut this year. Here are the following 9 from McAfee, after Ms. Collins:
I know; I know. Her name is … wait, let me look it up again quick—her name is Bonnie Wright, but I’m telling you right now—no matter how many times I write about this cute little doll of a girl, I’m always, always, *always* going to refer to her as Ginny Weasley, because no role she could ever take on again in life could ever be as epic as the one she took in playing the sassy, street-smart, soft-hearted Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. OK? Let’s just deal.
Remember how I told you guys a few days ago that girlfriend was engaged to Jamie Campbell Bower, or ‘Caius’ from the Twilight movies? Because she was, and after being so in love and planning their wedding down to the last detail, the whole shebang was called off, and sources close to the couple claimed that the ‘ship was off, but that they were still “friends.”
And then these photos of Jamie Campbell Bower and his new costar, Lily Collins, hit the Internets, and all hell breaks loose. These two are costars on the set of an upcoming movie based on the ‘Mortal Instruments’ series, of which I know nothing about (except for what I briefly read on Wiki) and that which I probably won’t be interested in ’til 2022, because that’s generally how I (unintentionally) roll. The two play two of the film’s main characters, and have been spending—ahem—an exorbitant amount of time together, off set, according to sources.
I’ll tell you, guys, though. This Lily Collins chick? She gets around, huh? And Jamie Campbell Bower? Well. He’s got a thing for doing movies that appeal to a generally-teen audience. Harry Potter? Twilight? This Mortal Instruments business? What’s next, a play for Hunger Games stuff? Because come on.
So, I already like this preview because of the grandpa-voice that’s narrating it. Doesn’t that just completely sell you on it, too? Who doesn’t have a soft spot in their hearts for good old movie-narrating grandpa that’s just a decibel away from being the scary-movie preview-announcer guy?
The film looks great, and Julia Roberts will probably be epic in this role, but Lily Collins‘ portrayal of Snow White, however, is mad cheesy. She’s just so “tee-hee” and “who me?” and before you get all crazy and say, “DUH, Sarah, it’s Snow White, what’s she supposed to be like?”, I’m going to stop you and respond that you’re absolutely right. 100% undeniably correct. And maybe that makes her perfect for this role, I don’t know. But then again, the original Disney Snow White character pissed me off, too, because she was way too big of a goody-goody, and maybe my childhood prejudices about miscast animated feature characters has lived with me these twenty-eight years on earth. It wouldn’t be the first time something like that’s happened, you know.
Mirror, Mirror is set to hit theaters on March 16, 2012. Will you be watching?
During the first few seconds of the Mirror, Mirror trailer, I thought “Ugh, cheesy.” Then I watched another minute or so, and I thought “Oh, cute!” and I think I really meant it. Julia Roberts, though I feel like I’m her only fan sometimes, is perfect for her role (even though I keep thinking of Tink in Hook), and Lily Collins is, well. Forgettable but sweet, I guess, but the production design and the general magicalness that permeates the set is kind of what’s got me hooked.
This is it, friends! One of the moments you’ve been waiting for, if, indeed, you were one of those waiting for news on both new Snow White projects. This is the depiction featuring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White, whereas the “other” movie features Kristen Stewart as Snow White, and is a little grittier than what you’re seeing here between Julia’s frou-frou dresses and appropriately pompous faces.
I’ll be the first to admit, I have no idea whether or not Taylor Lautner is a ‘good’ actor; I’ve never seen any of the Twilight movies, and at this rate, I probably never will (thank God I made it). However, Lautner’s gone and launched his Big Boy Movie Career, and the first real movie post-Twilight is called Abduction. More or less, it’s about a kid who finds out in the most bitching way ever that he was either adopted, or stolen from his birth parents. The movie stars all sorts of cool people like Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello, not to mention his real-life girlfriend, Lily Collins. The flick almost looks like a mini-Jason Bourne movie, just with a hotter badass hero, you know?
What do you guys think – does Taylor Lautner stand a chance in Hollywood, or will this movie be a fluke if it’s even all that worthwhile?