Lily Collins Calls 'Hunger Games' Star Jennifer Lawrence 'Awesome Role Model' (EXCLUSIVE)

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NYLON Magazine and Coach threw an amazing dinner at Scarpetta restaurant at The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills Tuesday night in honor of cover girl Lily Collins. The Mirror Mirror star was joined by friends like Ryan Rottman and Victoria Justice as well as Glee's Chord Overstreet, and Lily was in great spirits at the intimate gathering.

The Hunger Games is featured in NYLON's March issue as well, and Lily couldn't be happier for Jennifer Lawrence (the two girls also recently shared the cover of Vanity Fair together).

"How cool is she? She is so down to earth and normal," Lily told Celebuzz at her dinner. "She's awesome. I really respect her as an actress and a person. She also, I feel, is able to keep her private life private and she values it so much, and she values her family. I think she's an awesome role model."

So as fame grows for Lily -- who is rumored to be dating Zac Efron -- does she it important to keep her private life private?

"There is a certain balance. I want people to feel like I'm not this caricature of a person or even what they consider a 'celebrity.' I'm just a normal girl who fought to get to where she is, and I have fun along the way. I want to be as open as I can be, but what I value most about old Hollywood actresses is they kept a mystic and mystery about them that kept people asking questions. I think there's something to be said about keeping certain things--relationships, experiences--private.
Still, don't expect Collins to complain about being famous. Like JLaw, who recently said she "hates when actors complain," Lily feels extremely lucky to be where she is:
"I find it extremely difficult to complain. About anything! I'm so extremely lucky. I mean, having a party in my honor for the cover of a magazine--what! It's so weird to me. I believe you put as much of yourself out there as you're willing to put out there, and if you start [doing that too much] it comes with consequences. Everyone has their own process of dealing with the media and being public or whatnot, but as long as you know who you are and feel confident within yourself, then I feel like you will handle it in the right way."
One way Lily doesn't handle it? By going through a party phase. She said in her NYLON interview that you won't find her out at clubs. So what does she do instead? "I love listening to music, going to the movie theater, just hanging out with friends," Lily said with a smile.

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  • Fiston

    Yes, indeed, it may be true that boobs were dsegined for breastfeeding (but not only that they're also there to attract males). But yes, it's also true that saying that formula is nasty makes those of us who REALLY TRIED to breastfeed (consultants, pumping, herbal stuff, hops, lentils ) but couldn't, feel like shit. I was devastated when my milk never came in and part of my PPD stems from that failure. But both my daughters (neither one bf for more than one month, and even then with very little actual breastmilk consumed because of NO MILK SUPPLY) have been healthy all their lives and are now 7 and almost 5, they're both doing very well at school and I STILL resent hearing people insinuate that if I didn't bf them it's either because I didn't try hard enough or that I made a poor parenting decision.

  • Sanju

    Thanks Mike! We sure have loved all of the photos you have done for us! You have such aetlnt. Thanks again for photographing her. We're going to miss seeing you and Katie and Maddie!

  • Fabiola

    this dress is so ****U-G-L-Y****If she picked it this dress out and bout it she must have been alone. Bring a ferind next time shopping! cause anyone being honest would tell her she looks terrible in that dress ,and if shes playing snow white loose the tan and die your hair black cause right now you look nothing like what i imagine snow white to look like.

  • ez

    would not say Jennifer Lawrence is a role model,personally I had never even heard of her until the x:men first class movie came out and she wasn't that great in that film

  • amber

    What the heck are you talking about? All we've seen is him having some drinks with friends and partying like any normal twenty something guy does. 'making out with Ashley Tisdale'?? Someone is bitter. Ha.

  • amber

    Crazy Vanessa Hudgens fans are already hating on this girl. Yikes. Stop spreading stupid rumors about Zac or Lily.

  • Jen

    I have no idea whether or not she can act, but she's Phil Collins' daughter, and she's got a career going for herself. Are you saying that because she dates dudes she's trying to bang her way to the top? Because that seems pretty misogynistic of you to say. Or did you just read one article on a gossip site and come to a sweeping conclusion about a complete strangers life? Because that would just make you a moron and unfit to offer your unsolicited advice in the first place.

  • Jen

    I'm sorry but I see no correlation between this girl and what you just said. I think you're just a hater.

  • Flo

    I had to laugh at this: "She said in her NYLON interview that you won’t find her out at clubs. So what does she do instead? ”I love listening to music, going to the movie theater, just hanging out with friends.” Those are practically the same words Zac Efron said a few years ago, and they came back to bite him in the butt. The past year he's been seen stoned, in bars drinking shots, smoking cigarettes and joints, grinding with girls (Teresa somebody and Rumer Willis), partying with Paris Hilton, making out with Ashley Titsdale on the beach, stumbling out of a s-e-x club with jitz on his pants. Plus other things I won't mention. So how long before this naive little girl has to eat her words? And the tabloids will remind the world of it the first time we see her drunk.

  • sam

    I never heard of this Lily person until she supposedly hooked up with Taylor Lautner, and then Zac Efron on Valentines Day. Now I see her ugly face everywhere. Does being seen with a male hottie make a girl famous overnight? No other skills required? Take note you girls who are legitimately struggling to make it in Hollywood. Get your agent to hook you up with Taylor or Zac. Tabloids will eat it up and you will be famous.