Lily Collins covers September issue of Seventeen; talks Jamie Campbell Bower; favorite MORTAL INSTRUMENTS scene and more

Lily Collins graces the cover of the upcoming September 2013 issue of Seventeen magazine. The feature includes a new interview and photoshoot, and a behind-the-scenes video.

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Check out the full cover and outtakes in the gallery here.

There’s also a new Clary Fray still, which you can check out here.

[Excerpts from the interview follow below]

On preparing to be Clary Fray:

“I re-read the first book again [before filming]. I definitely did my research with the book. I talked to [author] Cassandra Clare about it, but the rehearsals were what really got me into Clary’s mindset. It was more about being on set, living in the moment, and seeing what came to me.”

On her favorite City of Bones scene to film:

“Filming the greenhouse scene was really fun because it’s an epic scene that everyone is looking forward to and it’s in this beautiful greenhouse. The set was stunning. It’s exactly how you read it in the book. But all of the action fight sequences were really fun too because we trained so hard for them!

On her first impression of Jamie Campbell Bower:

“I [immediately thought] Jamie was perfect as Jace. He is the best mixture of being so funny, confident, and witty, but at the same time shows a vulnerable side and isn’t afraid to be sensitive. I think it takes guys a lot to show both sides. Jamie is extremely talented and he just lights up a room.”

On doing stunts in heels:

“That was part of the struggle with the stunts. It’s one thing doing it in yoga pants, it’s another to do it in a short dress and heels. […]Even though Clary is not 100% comfortable in them because that’s not who she is, she owns it because she starts to own her power!”

On who surprised her the most on-set:

“I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers [who plays Valentine] surprised me the most. He’s so dedicated to each role, and I didn’t quite realize how perfect and intense he’d be as Valentine. His character is evil in the movie and Jonathan brings such life to him in a fearful, yet enticing manner. It was creepy yet so real at the same time!”

On the funniest person on-set:

“Kevin Zegers [who plays Alec] is hilarious. He just cracks everyone up all the time. He can be so deadpan with his jokes and his accents are really good!”

On her relationship with on-and-off screen beau Jamie Campbell Bower:

“We’ve made a conscious decision to go out and live life. I’m not one to hide anything, but I don’t feel the need to comment directly on it…I think it would be a shame to not live in the moment and not enjoy everything that’s happening in fear of other people’s opinions.”

On Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart:

“I admire how they’ve both handled the fame that came with those roles and their ability to step outside those roles and do other projects. That’s what I want to do: balance fun big movies with gritty passion projects I love.”

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