Lily Collins Phil Collins daughter
Lily Collins Phil Collins daughter,Lily Collins, the daughter of the rock singer Phil Collins, is lined up to play Snow White in a Hollywood film in which Julia Roberts will play the wicked queen.
Phil Collins apologised recently for his success, saying the overplaying of his music had made "people want to strangle" him.
The ageing rocker may soon feel the need to beg forgiveness for the achievements of his daughter, Lily Collins, as Mandrake can disclose that she is being lined up to play Snow White in a big-budget Hollywood film starring Julia Roberts.
"She is absolutely thrilled," says a friend of the 22-year-old actress. "Her daddy will be equally excited."
Collins, whose mother is the rock star's second wife, the American-born Jill Tavelman, is said to have hugely impressed the producers of the film at her audition.
Roberts, who is best known for her role in Pretty Woman, will play the queen in the 3D retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The prince will be Armie Hammer, who appeared in the Oscar-winning film about Facebook The Social Network.
Born in Guildford, Surrey, Collins started acting at the age of two, in the BBC series Growing Pains. She moved to America when she was five and "came out" at the Bal des Débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris in 2007.
"In many ways, I do feel sorry for Lily," her father said last year. "She's making a great career for herself, but she's always got this thing hanging around her neck. She's Phil Collins's daughter. If she becomes successful, people automatically assume that it's because of her dad.
He added: "I've had a lifetime of people telling me that I'm an ugly b––––––. When Lily's mum first showed her mother a picture of me, she said, 'Oh, well, Jill, I suppose that love is blind'.
"Frankly, I don't care what people think of me, but Lily's success – and the fact that people think she's beautiful – makes me a very happy man.
Work on the film, which will be directed by the Indian Tarsem Singh, is due to begin next month.