Lily Collins has worked with some fierce females in her brief career, including Sandra Bullock (in Bullock’s Oscar-winning turn in The Blind Side), Julia Roberts (Mirror Mirror), Sigourney Weaver (Abduction) and Julianne Moore (The English Teacher). And with just seven films on her résumé, the 24-year-old already has reteamed with multiple co-stars, including Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear. Asked who she hopes to reunite with next, Collins doesn’t hesitate.
“I want to work with Sandy again. Every time I see her, she never changes. She’s the most humble, funny, motherly human being. I would love to do a comedy with her. I think that’d be so much fun. Every time I see her, she introduces me to somebody, and she’s like, ‘Have you met my teenage daughter? My Valley daughter Lily?’ ”
“I’m just going to sound so typical. There’s three people that I would love to work with: One is the ultimate, Meryl Streep. Johnny Depp … and I love Colin Firth.” On second thought, she adds Natalie Portman. “I think she’s just a fantastically grateful human being. It’s funny because those four people, I feel like when you’re watching them, you’re not watching those people play something else. You’re really watching a transformation into somebody else.”