Plenty of audition rumors lately. This one comes from one of our sources in Los Angeles. It's the same one who told us that Sigourney Weaver has been talking with J.J. Abrams about a possible role in the new Star Wars movie...
(March 5, 2014)
My source told me that actress/model Lily Collins had an audition for Episode 7, and she had a meeting with director J.J. Abrams back in December. No details about the role have been revealed but according to the source she auditioned for the role of one of the characters' child.
Lily Collins was born in the UK in 1989. At the age of 5 she moved to LA. She is the daughter of English musician Phil Collins. She is best known for her roles in Mirror Mirror and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
The sequel to The Mortal Instruments was put on an indefinite delay days before production was set to start. Later it was revealed that the movie could probably start filming in 2014 but nothing is set in stone. This leaves Lily Collins' schedule wide open for another project.
Another thing that's interesting is that in August Sigourney Weaver was confirmed to join the cast of the sequel of The Mortal Instruments. With the delay they are both available for a possible Episode 7 involvement.
Also Jonathan Rhys Meyers, another rumored contender for Episode 7, will appear in The Mortal Instruments' sequel.
So keep an eye on that one.
If you're unfamiliar with her and haven't watched any of her movies, here's Lily Collins on Chelsea Lately:
(April 25, 2014)
We received some more tips on Lily Collins' possible involvement with Star Wars.
First of all just a few weeks after we posted the rumor a completely different source also mentioned that she went for a role in the new Star Wars movie.
Now according to the first source Lily Collins was beat out by another actress that they wanted bad for Episode 7. The interesting part is that they really enjoyed Collins' audition and wanted her to be involved somehow with other upcoming Star Wars projects. I was told that she could be cast for Episode 8. And with the upcoming TV series and spin-off movies there are many options for the young actress.
Also according to the same source "Gossip Girl" actress Jessica Szohr originally had a part in Episode 7 after the first script, but her character was dropped out after that. Something similar happened to Sam Witwer's character.