Lily Collins credits Disney’s “Peter Pan” for helping her lose her British accent.
Collins, who was picked on as a child for having an accent, would watch the iconic film on repeat in an attempt to practice pronouncing her Rs like an American.
She also shared that with a bit of magic from her father Phil Collins — her very first concert was NSYNC and Britney Spears.
At the end of March, Phil performed his final concert with his rock band, Genesis, and his daughter was in the audience encouraging him on. After the show, the “Emily in Paris” actress shared a tribute to her dad on her Instagram page and shared several photos from the show.
“Tonite marks the end of an era. To have witnessed this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I shall hold in my heart forever. Endlessly grateful doesn’t begin to do it justice,” the 33-year-old wrote.
“So much love was left on that O2 stage and an even bigger amount shared between an audience who didn’t want it to end,” she wrote in the caption.
The younger Collins thanked the band for a lifetime of memories, her father for “being such an inspiration” and her brother Nic Collins (the band’s drummer) for making her “the proudest sister there is.”
“50 years of songs later and still generations more to celebrate you long after this tour has finished,” she wrote.
Collins reflected on what it was like growing up with a famous father, in a recent interview with Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist.
“I remember being a kid at Disneyland with my dad and having someone come up and ask him for a photo. And I think I was just so confused because I was, like, well, Disneyland has nothing to do with him,” she said.
“But it was that kind of recognition no matter where he went that he had touched the life of somebody in a very profound way.”
And while Lily Collins has made her own way in Hollywood, she makes it a point to not talk about fame with her dad.
“I don’t. I mean, he says obviously that, you know, he’s proud, but we don’t really talk about that side of things,” she explained.
“I share my work, but I think I’ve witnessed and learned and grew from what I saw as a kid and continue to still see and we kind of keep it separate.”
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