Model Lily Cole branches into art, film, tv

New York, Apr 20: British it-girl Lily Cole doesn't want to be boxed in: The successful model launched an eco-friendly clothing line, has two upcoming films and a new television series in the works.Cole stars
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India TV News Desk 20 Apr 2012, 03:51 PM IST
New York, Apr 20: British it-girl Lily Cole doesn't want to be boxed in: The successful model launched an eco-friendly clothing line, has two upcoming films and a new television series in the works.

Cole stars in Mary Harron's coming of age drama “The Moth Diaries,” available now on Video on Demand and in U.S. theaters Friday.

Set in a girl's boarding school Cole plays the mysterious Ernessa, the new girl who possess a dark secret.

“I'm really interested in the idea of these intense female friendships in the teenage years. And they are dealt with sometimes but only in romantic comedy or in broad comedy and I like the idea that is sort of a horror, or psychological horror movie that had female friendship as its theme,” said Harron.

Ernessa's classmate suspects that she maybe a vampire, but Cole says that things aren't necessarily as they seem.

“The metaphor of the vampire and historically the vampire has been this metaphor of kind of that dynamic in human relationships where somebody can suck the energy or the life out of somebody else and become very controlling and I think applying that metaphor to what you're describing in terms of teenage relationships is really interesting way to see it and it has a kind of history that goes beyond kind of the references you just made,” said Cole.

Both Cole and Harron say the films is nothing like other popular teen vampire stories.

“I think now when you hear vampire you think brooding romance, heterosexual romance. And this just taking a different tact about young people because I think in the teenage years a lot of the time the most important relationship is not with the boys. It's actually with your best friends,” said Harron.

Up next Cole will share the big screen with Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in the reimagined fairy tale, “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

The 23-year-old Vogue cover girl, who recently graduated from Cambridge with a degree in art history, will be also be on the small screen in the U.K. She's interviewing top contemporary artists for a six-part Sky Arts series called “Lily Cole's Art Matters,” due out in the fall.
 
   
 

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