Lily Collins On Building Her 'Mortal Instruments' Character

Watch: Lily Collins Is Similar To Clary Fray In 'Immortal Instruments'

What was Lily Collins secret to setting her "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" character Clary Fray apart from other, more damsel in distress-y type roles in recent movies. "Not making her a constant victim..." she told "Star Wars: The Clone Wars'" Ashley Eckstein from this year's WonderCon. Also adding, "I didn't want her to be this caricature of a fan favorite heroine from a book," referring to the popular series of young adult novels the film is based on, "I wanted her to be someone you could be friends with..."

Check out the video above for more details from Collins.

"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" is in theaters August 23.

Find out more at Hollywood Crush.


Follow @MTVGeek on Twitter and be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the best geek news about comics, toys, gaming and more!