Netflix stars answer Queue’s questions about creativity and craft.
Lily Collins, star of the new Darren Star series Emily in Paris takes her turn answering Queue’s Q’s.
Queue: What film or TV show made you first fall in love with acting?
Lily Collins: I would have to say that The Breakfast Club was actually the first movie that I watched and thought that I wanted to really be a part of that world and be an actor. I loved that movie so much. I loved any of the John Hughes films, and all the characters that he created, and just how real they felt. I still watch them today and feel the exact same way.
The day that I shot that second scene of throwing up in a toilet, I went back to my trailer and got a phone call saying that I had booked my first movie, which was The Blind Side. That was a week after my 20th birthday, which is really crazy now that I think about it, because I was 20 shooting the new 90210, and then on my 30th birthday, Darren called me to tell me I was Emily. So it was a full 10 years. Maybe at 40 something will happen.Who is your dream character to play?
What is one thing that you always bring on set?
LC: I always bring headphones on set because I usually make playlists for every character that I play. If I have a break in the middle of shooting, I like to listen to music, either to get back into that headspace or take a little breather.
What is your favorite thing you recently watched on Netflix?
LC: The last thing that I watched — or that I binge-watched — on Netflix was Season 6 of the TV show Alone, which is one of the best things to watch while still in quarantine, because everyone’s isolated, dropped off in the middle of nowhere, trying to survive and stay somewhat sane. It was just such a riveting show. I’ve yet to watch the next season, but I’m really excited to.
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