Lily Collins Didn’t Tell Dad Phil Collins About Her ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Singing (Exclusive Video)

“That was kind of a surprise,” Golden Globe nominee tells TheWrap

Last Updated: January 7, 2017 @ 11:59 AM

If your dad is Phil Collins, singing probably runs in the family. Lily Collins proved that fact with her Golden Globe-nominated performance as a Hollywood wannabe in Warren Beatty’s new movie, “Rules Don’t Apply.”

“We sang it live — so there was no track to have to mimic — which I thought was amazing because I could be in the moment in every different take that we did,” she told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell.

Though the actress admitted that she found the idea of singing the movie’s title song live on camera “terrifying” — even if her character, Marla Mabrey, was an aspiring actress as opposed to a trained singer.

“But at the same time, Marla is a songwriter — not a singer — so I got to use the excuse of, well, if my voice cracks as Lily, or I’m nervous, Marla would have been,” Collins continued. “Like, it’s totally fine.”

Good point. But what did her famous father think? Was it up to “Sussudio” snuff?

“I didn’t tell him about the song until it was out in the trailer,” she said. “I didn’t share what it sounded like. I didn’t give him any hints or anything. So I think that was kind of a surprise, which was fun.”

We would have begged our old man to play some backing drums on the track.

The entire Collins clan will find out Lily’s Golden Globes fate tomorrow night. She’s up against some stiff competition in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category: Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Edge of Seventeen”), Emma Stone (“La La Land”), and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).

Watch the video interview above; below is the trailer and title song the two were discussing.