Reuters reporter-editor Zorianna Kit has a nice junket interview profile of Lily Collins, the first of this year’s pair of Hollywood studio Snow Whites.

The British born 23-year-old star of Mirror, Mirror (and daughter of pop superstar Phil Collins) told Kit that back in 2008, she was well on her way to becoming a journalist. In addition to getting published in Elle Girl and Seventeen magazines, she covered the U.S. presidential election for Nickelodeon. Collins enrolled in broadcast journalism and communications at USC, only to have a role in The Blind Side thwart those plans:

Collins had to decide between school and acting when she found herself shooting The Blind Side in Atlanta and flying back to LA for exams. She has since deferred her schooling but plans on returning… No matter what happens with school, Collins said she’ll always be a journalist even as her acting career grows.

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