By Candace Shelton

Actress Lily Collins recently revealed some shocking news: She failed the test to be on the CW’s hit show “Gossip Girl.”

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“I wanted to be in it so badly, I thought at the time it was the end of the world,” the 25-year-old actress said in an interview with Marie Claire U.K.

However, Collins found another way onto the big screen. She starred alongside Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side,” and with Julia Roberts in “Mirror, Mirror.” Both were in production at the same time as “Gossip Girl.”

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In other words, not getting her dream role may have worked out for the best – and it seems Collins agrees.

‘Well, I would have got pigeon-holed, have had to move to New York, leave high school and be signed away for six years. I wouldn’t have done the films I’ve done, and everything would have been so different,” she said.

Look out, Hollywood: Lily Collins is here to stay!

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