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.”

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

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‘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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