Lily Collins - Lily And Phil Collins' Fame Swap
Lily Collins is amazed that her Genesis rocker dad Phil is now known for being her father.
Lily Collins is amazed her famous father Phil is now known for being her dad.
The 23-year-old 'Mirror Mirror' star was once simply known for being the daughter of the Genesis front man, and admits they both find it strange to see how the tables have turned.
She explained: ''Someone told me they were listening to the radio and they were playing classic hits. At the end the DJ came on and said, 'For all of you who don't know, that was Phil Collins -- Lily Collins' dad'.
''I thought that was the weirdest thing, just so bizarre. Even my dad has said to me, 'You know, I am known as your dad now'.
''But he is extremely proud and couldn't be happier. He came to the premiere the other day and we were just like a huge family.
''It is a weird shift. I am doing what I am now because I am doing it -- I never wanted to give anybody the ability to say I am doing something because of family.''
Having been born in Surrey, England, but raised in Los Angeles following her parents' split in 1996, Lily was once baby sat by the musical elite including 'Your Song' rocker Elton John.
She told The Sun newspaper: ''He is definitely a close family friend. I consider myself very European and more British at heart.
''I am not your beachy Californian girl. I enjoy the cold. Whenever I come back to England I automatically relax and feel at home.''
Meanwhile, with her star on the ascendant, Lily is trying to get her head around the fact she has fans.
She added: ''It still shocks me that people are interested in me.
''But I can still go about everyday life, go to the market and that kind of thing, without being followed.''