‘Mirror Mirror’ Star Lily Collins Thought Landing Snow White Role Was An April Fool’s Joke [AUDIO]
“Mirror Mirror” star Lily Collins called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Friday to chat about how she approached the role of Snow White, singing in the movie, and how she reacted when she found out she got the part.
On Finding Out She Got The Part of Snow White:
“I found out on April Fool’s Day,” Lily tells us. “So, my first reaction was that it was a complete and utter joke, which would have been the most horrific joke. But I broke down into tears and I was laughing and crying, it was an overload of emotions. Because I had literally auditioned the day before and it had happened so quickly.”
How Did She Approach The Role of Snow White:
“I looked at a lot of ways that kids react and I also looked at old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, who they say so much without needing to say anything at all. It’s all in their expression and the way they handle themselves on screen. So, bringing that classic element as well as reality with little kids, that’s kind of how I approached her,” she says.
On Singing In The Movie:
“The song in the movie was really fun to do. Because I never thought I’d do a Bollywood number, but it was kind of the best way to incorporate it into the movie and acting in general as a character sings. For me that’s kind of the best way to experiment, not necessarily saying that I’m going to have an album coming out. That’s not my goal right now, but if I can act and sing at the same time it’s really fun.” Ryan then played a clip of the song, to which Lily said, “I just realized that’s the first time I was singing on the radio!”
On The Meaning Of Her Dad’s Song “Sussudio”:
Lily’s dad is legendary musician Phil Colllins. So, Ryan thought this would be the perfect opportunity find out the meaning of Phil’s ’80s hit “Sussudio.”
“I’m going to seem incredibly lame right now, because there are so many stories I even don’t know,” she tells us. “My sister actually had a horse named Sussudio, but I’m pretty sure that the horse came after the song. I really don’t know there are so many myths and stories with my dad’s songs and to this day there are certain things that people ask me and I go, ‘It’s funny I don’t even know.’ I should write all these down and ask him one day.”
“Mirror Mirror” is in theaters everywhere today!