Lily Collins says it's ''helpful'' to date another famous person because they can relate to each other.
Lily Collins says it's ''helpful'' to date another famous person.
The 'Mirror Mirror' actress - who has previously romanced Taylor Lautner and has recently been linked to Zac Efron - can understand why celebrities get involved with other celebrities because they can relate to each other.
She said: ''As an actor you go away for long periods of time. It's not normal. So the idea of dating someone who understands what you're going through is helpful.''
Lily - daughter of music legend Phil Collins and his ex-wife Jill Tavelman - also revealed how she's been determined to make it as an actress ever since she was little despite having a very privileged upbringing.
The 22-year-old beauty told Stella magazine: ''I've been driven since the day I was born; I've never been in it for the money. I grew up watching my dad, who is an incredibly strong man. I look up to him because of the lives he's affected with his talent and passion. That made me want to make a mark on the world as well.
''My mum was strict. I had to wash dishes, make the bed, do the laundry. She kept a really good balance of being strict but being so open that I could talk to her about anything.