Tolkien biopic actress Lily Collins used to pretend she was an elven princess

Actress Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt in The Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien biopic Tolkien, which opens in Singapore on July 11.
Actress Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt in The Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien biopic Tolkien, which opens in Singapore on July 11.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - Actress Lily Collins has fulfilled, in a way, a life-long wish. She grew up in the English countryside, which she describes as very "Shire-like", recalling the home of the hobbits in the work of The Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien. There she would dash through the fields pretending she was an elven princess.

"I used to go around the garden pretending that there were magical creatures everywhere," she recalls, speaking to press at Soho Hotel in London. "I would read anything with a hint of fairy tale - C.S. Lewis, Harry Potter, Tolkien and immerse myself in that world. I really wanted to share that with other people."

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