In Lily Collins’ family, talent runs through the veins and that is The actress is the daughter of the famous singer, Phil Collins, but what few know is that they have not had the best relationship over the years.
In fact, recently it is that they have remained closer and it seems that the harshness is in the past after she sent him a heartfelt birthday message months ago.
In a book written by the star of Emily in Paris in 2017 detailed that “My deepest insecurities come from these problems with my dad” and it has taken him “over a decade to finally work up the courage to tell him what I think.”
For this reason, although many believe that Lily Collins became a star thanks to her famous dad, she has actually been working hard to make a name for herself on TV and movies since she was 15 years old.
The roots of their differences lie in the constant absence of the musician when he went on tour with his band. Genesis or solo. This led to his divorce with the artist’s mother in 1996, coupled with an infidelity that was made public.
The separation of her parents was something that hit her very hard and for which she blamed him, generating even more separation between them.
“Because my father used to leave, I never wanted to do anything that would push him further away. I became very careful about what I said and how I said it, afraid he would think I was angry or didn’t love him. And the truth is that I was angry. She missed him and she wanted him there”, he confessed according to Depor.
“I forgive you for not always being there when I needed you and for not being the father I expected. I forgive the mistakes you made. There is still plenty of time to move on.”
— Lily Collins to her father.
Despite this, he had her present since she was a child and he even composed You’ll be in my heart, theme that the singer recorded as part of the original soundtrack of the animated film tarzan and which won an Oscar for Best Original Song.