Lily Collins wants more Mortal Instruments

Lily Collins wants to play Clary Fray in 'The Mortal Instruments' "over and over again" and admits she's a huge fan of the book series

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins

Lily Collins would play Clary Fray in 'Mortal Instruments' "over and over again".

The 'Mirror, Mirror' actress - who plays the heroine in the forthcoming fantasy adventure 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' - is a huge fan of the book series the movie is based on and was excited to land the lead role in the big screen adaptation.

She told Entertainment Weekly: "I think any young girl who reads a series like this, where there is such an amazing female character, I think everyone is secretly like, 'I wish I was Clary.'

"I would love to play Clary over and over again."

Despite the ambitious blockbuster being very special effects-heavy, the actress says the film - which also stars Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan - is rooted in "human emotion and character".

She added: "The special effects and the CGI are going to be incredible, but it's not a film based on that," Collins says. "It just adds to the other elements of the film. We've kept the humour [from the book], and we've really made it about human emotion and character. I'm just excited to see the action and giggle and swoon over the romance. I hope that everyone loves it as much as I loved making it."

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' is due for release later this year.

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