Lily Collins was in her late teens when she got a call to audition for a role on the popular CW series, Gossip Girl. "I was about 17 or 18 years old at the time. I remember driving onto the lot and going, 'Oh my God. This is surreal,'" she tells Glamour of her audition. Collins went on to screen test to play Jenny Humphrey. "I wanted it so badly," she tells the magazine.
Ultimately, the role went to Taylor Momsen, but for Lily, it was more about experiencing the Warner Bros. lot where other iconic shows like Full House and Friends were taped. "Whether or not I got it, I knew I could say I screen tested on the lot and one day I want to work at one of these [studios]," she says.
Luckily, the actress ended up getting her chance to break out in 2009's The Blind Side, where she played Sandra Bullock's character's daughter. But who would have thought that this stylish star could have easily become a TV actress instead, on the same show as fashion girl Blake Lively!
On Lily Collins: Jimmy Choo Lockett Leather Shoulder Bag ($1995); Chanel loafers.
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