Lily Collins doesn’t like Twitter or Facebook: ‘It’s weird. It’s stupid’

Lily Collins

Here are photos of Lily Collins at the Berlin premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Lily’s popularity as a fashion girl is hit-and-miss around here. I’m hoping this post will generate more interest than the last Lily post because I kind of like writing about Miss Lily and wouldn’t mind doing so again.

Lily Collins

So let’s get down to it, shall we? Lily chose to once again bare her abs (which is quickly becoming a trademark of hers), but this time she wore all black and made a gamble with separates. Lily donned a sleeveless, Paper London crop top with a Halston Heritage maxi skirt. I think this is a fantastic look for Lily because it flatters her body so well and looks both playful and sophisticated. The gold statement jewelry works quite nicely in this instance.

Lily was accompanied by her co-star and ex-boyfriend (they broke up last month), Jamie Campbell Bower. The Mail has photos of them looking quite flirty on the red carpet. I wonder if producers told them to put on an act. That would make sense because Variety is predicting that this movie will bomb terribly and end up with a mere $20 million for a five-day weekend. If that happens, this result will only confirm my feelings on the trailer, which was way too busy with all sorts of Harry Potter-esque elements haphazardly thrown in for the hell of it.

Still, I really love this dress! The back view is stunning with a slight flared skirt that sweeps the floor, and Lily’s makeup and chignon are just right for the occasion.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Lily has also been doing interviews like crazy, and here is one from Collider:

She doesn’t like Twitter or Facebook: “I feel like all the time it’s this influx of information to people that are not even asking. It takes away from an interview or a junket situation. It’s this constant information about me that I just don’t necessarily think is important. There was a moment when I realized that if people start to know me well as Lily interviewing and as my personality, they won’t believe me as a character as much. If they know me so well as being happy and this personality or whatever, then I can’t play that gritty girl who is a loner. I’ve done that where I’ve watched a movie before, and I’ve been like, ‘Oh my God, I just heard about the best pizza they had last week and now I’m watching them.’ It’s weird. It’s stupid. It shouldn’t take you out of a movie, but I just feel like when you have so much information thrown at you about a certain person, and some of it is just so silly, and it’s funny to read. But, for me personally, I don’t want someone watching a movie of mine and being like, ‘I saw a bikini shot of her the other day.’ At least, if it’s taken by a paparazzi, that’s out of my control. But if I’m going to Tweet a picture of myself in a bikini, and then someone is watching a movie and I’m supposed to be this gritty character, they all of a sudden get taken out of the movie because they remember that picture. I see a movie as an experience, and I would like them to be able to [have that]. When I watch a movie with someone like Natalie Portman or Meryl Streep, or the women that I admire like Sandra (Bullock), Julia (Roberts), any of them, I don’t see them playing a character. I see a character. I can only hope that one day I’m half as amazing as they are, but at least I want that same experience of watching someone play a character and not thinking about them as the person.”

On her next movie: “I just finished a film called Love, Rosie in Dublin. I was shooting for two and a half months. I’m British. I aged ten years and have a 10-year-old child by the end of it. It was the most amazing, life changing experience for me being a mom. It’s terrifyingly heartbreaking and at the same time so hilarious. It’s kind of like Bridget Jones meets Love Actually meets Notting Hill and then a bit of Juno. There’s so much in there. It feels like it was such a small crew and it was very much independent, but at the same time, it has this big feel. It’s Sam Claflin and I and an amazing cast like Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone and Tamsin Egerton. It’s just a really cool European cast. So I did that, and then Stuck in Love just came out a while ago.”

On Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: “I’m signed on for that for the role of Elizabeth Bennet. It’s just when that happens that we’re still [deciding]. That is something that I have, but I’m just not sure when.”

[From Collider]

I definitely understand to a degree what Lily is saying about social media. While I quite enjoy a lot of celebrity tweets and find it quite charming when, say, Patrick Stewart tweets about pizza, I would be absolutely crushed if, say, John Malkovich started tweeting mundane stuff. Many actors and actresses can carry it off, but Malky had better stay away from the tweetboard if he wants to continue his enigmatic presence on the big screen. So I think Lily has the right idea to be cautious about oversharing online, and to me, Twitter and Facebook are best used as a means of sharing interesting links and articles.

Here’s Lily showing off her toned midriff once again on Monday evening in London. These trash-bag pants have got to go.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. Kcaia says:

    Whenever people talk about actors overexposing themselves on social media , I think of Ashton Kutcher. I just can’t take him serious anymore, especially playing Steve Jobs, even though he seems more low key lately. Anyways, Lily looks gorgeous and I love both of her looks here.

  2. Anna says:

    I do not like the dress in the least but I just cannot get enough of her face/hair. She should get an ad campaign, stat.

  3. LAK says:

    Her eyebrows have grown on me. Or is it ythat her face has finally grown into her eyebrows and they finally make sense.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    She looks good.
    Twitter & FB are fine if used wisely, but so many celebs (and regular people) spend way too much time on it and really over-share

  5. SnarkySnarkers says:

    That is one epic “suck in” shes doing in the last photo. Shes definitely skinny, but thats the thing about outfits that showcase your midriff. The way you are always almost subconsciously having to suck your stomach in.

  6. Diana says:

    She is really gorgeous. I actually agree with her about twitter and facebook. The danger is in over-sharing, which too many celebs do, imo.

  7. unmade_bed says:

    Ditto, girl…No Twitter or Facebook for me. And, after this week, no Internet!

    • Kiddo says:

      No internet at all? Is this an experiment or a full out break-up?

      • unmade_bed says:

        It’s a full breakup. I am hoping more people will do the same, once they start realizing how the Internet is dumbing us down; reducing our empathy, attention spans, introspection; commodifying us; spying on us; etc. Yes, it provides a legal means of escapism and voyeurism, which is too tempting to often avoid, but is that what we really need? I see the Internet as the downfall of humanity, in that it makes us so comfortable and lazy that even though we all know that the government and big corporations use it to spy on and control us–which, in the past, would be reason for a revolution–we don’t care enough to do anything but complain about it ON THE INTERNET.

    • blue marie says:

      I can’t do a full on break with the internet but I refuse to get on Twitter and only check FB every few months. going off the grid becomes more appealing every day.

      • Liz says:

        I’ve never been on Twitter and I stopped using Facebook because it made me really annoyed with my friends who aren’t annoying in real life. It’s just difficult to be all that interesting in a couple of sentences, and most people came off looking like self-absorbed narcissists or like drama queens who enjoyed posting vague references to stuff that was bothering them when they should have just picked up the phone and had a real conversation with a friend.

  8. aang says:

    What? Julia Roberts plays the same character in EVERY movie. Has she ever seen Julia Roberts “act”?

  9. dahlianoir says:

    How does she get roles ? Ugh she can’t act to save her life -_-”

  10. kiki says:

    She looks perfect in that first outfit, stunning girl!

  11. Marianne says:

    There are some people who do overuse Twitter and facebook a bit. I mean not everyone cares about the sandwich you just made. But facebook is still pretty good to keep in touch with family and friends. Twitter is only really good to keep up with celebrities. But its still pretty cool because it gives them a platform to debunk rumors themselves, a way to share baby pics without the paps getting involved and a way to connect with the fans and do Q and As.

  12. Maddie says:

    Tom Cruise is a perfect example of this even though he is not on twitter or facebook that I know of (haven’t looked) but whatever movie he is I just think of his CO$ and crazy antics with them.

    Can’t see the actor anymore especially when playing in a sci-fi movie, I’m thinking does he really think he will be fighting evil aliens in the near future?

  13. Melissa says:

    I agree with her from a celebrity/oversharer point of view.

    But Facebook helped with the saving of a few relatives and friends of mine during the 2010 Haiti earthquake when they were under rumbles and could only message for help. It helps me keep in touch with some other relatives in political exile (I don’t have s single picture of mine in there and lower than 65 “friends”.) As for Twitter it started a revolution that got rid of a dictator and save tens of relatives and friends of mine and it has become my preferred news outlet. I cannot even remember the last time I caught some breaking news on TV, must have been more than 5 years.

    However like I said earlier, the oversharing is annoying and I prefer not to know what someone ate or which new outfit they want to show off. I don’t follow a lot of celebrities maybe except Alyssa Milano because she tweets a lot of interesting non-celebrity related links and of course Celebitchy.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Wow, excellent post – had not thought of either fb or twitter from this perspective at all. In Canada we had CBC news online which used to a good source of scathing, entertaining, hmourous political commentary – but since the “Harper” government took it over there is no longer commenting, because he’s an idiot who needs his ego fed by being a dictator.

  14. Belle Epoch says:

    Unmade_bed I agree with a lot of what you are saying but I would NEVER cut off my Internet access! I love having so much knowledge about absolutely everything accessible in seconds. I love finding out about important events instantly (actually Twitter is best for that). And even though I detest Facebook The Company, I love keeping up with my faraway friends. People don’t lose touch with each other the way they used to. The spying will continue if you use a cell phone so you’ll have to ditch that, too. Bye bye Celebitchy!

    • unmade_bed says:

      That’s exactly what I’m saying. It’s the perfect control device, because we can’t imagine going back to writing letters, talking on landlines, sharing real photo albums and printed photos, relying on the radio, etc., we’re willing to give away our privacy and our humanity, to some extent, by digitizing and commodifying our lives. I realize that, as one person, I’m not very interesting, and, unless I choose to run for office or seek some position of power one day, being spied upon isn’t that big of a deal; however, when I think about all of us being spied on and controlled on a macro level, it’s really upsetting to me. I did just order a landline, and we are only keeping one cell phone in the family for emergencies.

      • Larissa says:

        Your way of thinking is exactly the same as of the people who thought taking a photograph would steal their souls. All the things you mentioned including a phone landline where the technologies that precedeed the internet, and it led us to where we are today. It is total non-sense what you are saying. This is the world of today, and no sorry, nobody is getting dumber, the dumb are just being exposed, or better, exposing themselves to a larger crowd. And heck, if the government really needs to spy on you, they will have sufficient means to do so, not only the internet. There is no turning back, except if the Planet Earth explodes. But then we would all be dead anyway.

      • unmade_bed says:

        It’s hard to believe that what I said upsets you more than what Snowden uncovered, how Google operates, the porn explosion, etc… Oh well. Catch you on the flip side.

      • Melissa says:

        Concerning the privacy issue, I’ve been looking for a few email alternatives besides Gmail and Live. But I still have a land line that I use more than my cell phone. In fact, I only use my cell when I’m out. I enjoy writing and receiving handwritten letters but understand that I couldn’t possibly respond to 70-100 letters daily which is the amount of emails I get.

        The internet affords me to work from home and only take a few meetings at the office during the week. I unplug and rebook weekly and love talking to people or read a book.

        I think it’s mostly a question of choices and balance.

  15. Nance says:

    I guess she’s right to not like social media stuffs, her choice.

    For characters, if only she would put in as a vision as an actress and take more challenging roles… I mean, she is still young and have time, but this isn’t a bright start.

    Is she the female Max Irons? Her movies choices suck so much. A young adult franchise. A romantic comedy. And then a gimmicky movie like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… Urgh.

  16. aquarius64 says:

    Lily’s look is gorgeous here. It does look sophisticated. BUT – her bashing social media is a laugh. She used it a lot, especially when she was dating Taylor Lautner. There was a rumor going around that the reason she and Lautner broke up was she tweeted or emailed something untoward him and it got back to him. So Lily needs to have several seats on this. Or at least, admit she used it before and she just got tired of it.

  17. Not Awake Yet says:

    After the total bomb that was “P.S., I Love You,” I really hope they don’t ruin another movie adaptation of one of Cecelia Ahern’s books.

  18. Bodhi says:

    I still say she looked better before she turned into a bobble-head.

    As far as social media goes… she can do whatever she wants. If people don’t like it, then don’t use it, its as simple as that

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Dude looks like he’s got size 15 feet, no wonder Lily looks so happy.

  20. Joan says:

    She looks gorgeous! And I’m totally with her, I’ve never understood the hype with Twitter or FB. Keeping up is ok, but there seems to be too much oversharing these days.

  21. Sisi says:

    John Malkovich did an AMA on Reddit a couple of weeks ago. Just the thought of that man sitting behind a computer answering questions of fanboys and fangirls made me giggle.

    btw that skirt is doing some serious odd stuff to her bum.

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    She’s really pretty, but the headline’s comment makes me think she’s intellectually very…young.

    “Dur. I am the centre of the universe. Anything I don’t comprehend must be weird and stupid. NO OTHER EXPLANATION IS POSSIBLE.”

  23. Madriani's Girl says:

    I don’t do Twitter or Facebook either.

  24. INeedANap says:

    Her midriff isn’t toned, it’s skinny. Toned implies muscle definition, strength, and exercise. She’s just young and skinny.

  25. Mina says:

    I just don’t get people who complain about the mundane sharing of info on Facebook and Twitter. Are you guys having ground-breaking, fascinating conversations all the time?You only talk and share stuff with others when something super duper important happens? Isn’t most human interaction with friends and family pretty mundane? “Hi Kate, how’s the weather where you are? Did you hear Lynn is having another baby? I bought a new dress on sale at Target”…isn’t that how conversations go in real life? Why is it so awful when you change mediums?

    • LL2 says:

      Thank you! If they don’t like a person’s tweets, don’t follow them! What a another person chooses to talk about is their business! I love twitter and I will continue to share whatever I want to share and if people don’t like it they can gladly un-follow.

  26. Lauren says:

    This girl is always MAJORLY overdressed. And overly made-up.

    I can tell she thinks she’s a star and it’s embarrassing.

  27. Alma says:

    You go girl. makes perfect sense to me!