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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,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Every time I see her, she never changes. She’s the most humble, funny, motherly human being.”
Collins, whose roles mostly have been dramatic thus far, says she’d like to test her funny bone with some help from the Miss Congeniality star.
“I would love to do a comedy with her. I think that’d be so much fun,” Collins muses, adding with a laugh: “Every time I see her, she introduces me to somebody, and she’s like, ‘Have you met my teenage daughter? My Valley daughter Lily?’”
Collins — whose parents actually are musician Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman — is promoting The English Teacher and Stuck in Love, while The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set for a summer release. Bullock, meanwhile, has The Heat, co-starring Melissa McCarthy, coming in June and sci-fi thriller Gravity, opposite George Clooney, due out in October.
When it comes to potential new co-stars, Collins has big aspirations.
“I’m just going to sound so typical,” she says. “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,” Collins says of the Oscar-winning Black Swan star. “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.”
Email: Sophie.Schillaci@THR.com; Twitter: @SophieSchillaci
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