Lily Collins & Co.
Watch out, here we come!
Lily Collins, Phoebe Dynevor & Co. conquer Hollywood. GALA shows in whose big footsteps these talented young stars are following.
When Lily Collins, 32, was born in 1989, Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, was already walking around New York in high heels. She was 24 at the time and already had her shoe instinct. Almost ten years later she got the role of her life. As columnist Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex And The City” she was able to live out her soft spot for fashion.
Lily Collins: “No one can be a new Sarah Jessica Parker”
The series became a cult and Sarah Jessica Parker became the greatest style icon. But after Carrie comes Emily! When the actress Lily Collins strutted through Paris for the first time last autumn in the role of an American social media expert in extravagant designer looks, it quickly became clear: “Emily in Paris” is the new “Sex And The City”. And Lily Collins is the new Sarah Jessica Parker.
Lily declines politely and says: “Nobody can be a new Sarah Jessica Parker”. But the comparison is obvious. There are now more and more parallels like this in the highly competitive film and series business.
Generation change in Hollywood
1 of 6
Lily Collins & Sarah Jessica Parker: The style icons
“I like my money where I can see it – in my closet!” Carrie Bradshaw’s sayings from “Sex And The City” are legendary. The woman who played Carrie is too: Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, has been an absolute style icon since her star role. 16 years after “SATC” a new fashionista is conquering the world. Lily Collins, 32, daughter of music legend Phil Collins, inspires in the series “Emily in Paris” – and with her style. Cool and eager to experiment.
2 of 6
Phoebe Dynevor & Nicole Kidman: The Fairy
Porcelain complexion, red-blonde hair, a very delicate appearance: What applies to Nicole Kidman, 53, and which has made her unique in the film business so far, also applies to Phoebe Dynevor, 26, who celebrated her breakthrough in 2020 as Daphne in “Bridgerton”. The Australian Kidman has been playing in Hollywood’s top league for years and has only recently shone again in series such as “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing”. The British Dynevor is not only reminiscent of her optically. She is just as determined
3 of 6
Lily James & Angelina Jolie: The Power Women
At the sight of these women it happened to many men immediately: The seductive beauty of the two casts a spell over them. Brad Pitt did it with Angelina – and Dominic West recently with Lily. Behind the sexy facades, however, lies the full power. Angelina Jolie, 46, is not only an actress, but also a director, UN special envoy and mother of six. And Lily James, 32, (“Downton Abbey”, “Cinderella”) embodies “Baywatch” mermaid Pamela Anderson very convincingly and can also sing great. She has what it takes to be a superstar
4 of 6
Florence Pugh & Scarlett Johansson: The Versatile
Whether drama, comedy or horror: they convince in every genre. While Scarlett, 36, is known as “Danish dynamite” because of her Scandinavian roots, Florence, 25, who also makes music as Flossie Rose, has a lot of Brit power. She was nominated for an Oscar last year for her role in the period drama “Little Women”. Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh will soon appear together in the Marvel action film “Black Widow”.
5 of 6
Anya Taylor-Joy & Gwyneth Paltrow: The Romantic
Lush costumes, playful hairstyles and the enchanting charisma of the leading actress: the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma” “” is finished in 1996, Gwyneth Paltrow, 48, played the title role, which was a big step up the career ladder for her at the time. In 2020, Anya Taylor-Joy, 25, played “Emma”. Born in Miami, she came to acting through modeling. She won a Golden Globe for the leading role in the series “The Queen’s Gambit”. The movie bosses are currently fighting over them.
6 of 6
Jenna Coleman & Michelle Pfeiffer: The different
One could almost think that they are mother and daughter: Both have high cheekbones, expressive eyes and an elegant paleness. In any case, Michelle Pfeiffer, 63, and Jenna Coleman, 35, share a passion for acting. In Great Britain, Jenna, who was briefly with Prince Harry, has long been a crowd-pleaser thanks to her series roles in “Emmerdale” and “Victoria” “. She is currently being celebrated for the Netflix thriller series “The Snake”.
New and well-known talent in Hollywood
The new generation of actresses who are currently conquering the industry are following in the great footsteps of screen icons. When Phoebe Dynevor, 26, appears fine and fragile, almost glassy, in “Bridgerton”, one immediately thinks of Nicole Kidman, 53. If you see Lily James, 32, with her full lips and remember that she is very different when filming Confidently caught the married family man Dominic West (even if only for an affair), one thinks of Angelina Jolie, 46. And if you look at Anya Taylor-Joy, 25, the star of “The Queen’s Gambit”, as Jane Austen’s “Emma”, you quickly realize that Gwyneth Paltrow, 48, has now found an equal successor as the “Emma” of the 1990s .
It is still too early for a changing of the guard. Because in addition to the new talents, the proud predecessors still have much more to offer than their high level of awareness. A star like Scarlett Johansson, 36, will probably shine in the Hollywood sky for a very long time. But the young guard is also going their way. Whether on high heels or not.