Lily Collins pens letter of forgiveness for dad Phil Collins: 'We can't rewrite the past'

Lily Collins is offering an olive branch to her famous father, Phil Collins.

The 27-year-old actress pens a letter in her new memoir, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, where she talks about coming to terms with the 66-year-old musician "not being the dad" she expected. Lily was the only child from her father's second marriage to Jill Tavelman. At age five, her parents split, and Lily and her mother moved to Los Angeles, while Phil -- who has four children from other relationships -- resided in Switzerland.

"I forgive you for not always being there when I needed," she writes in an excerpt from the letter obtained byDaily Mail. "I forgive the mistakes you made. And although it may seem like it's too late, it's not. There's still so much time to move forward."

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"We all make choices and, although I don't excuse some of yours, at the end of the day we can't rewrite the past," she continues. "I'm learning how to accept your actions and vocalize how they made me feel. I accept and honor the sadness and anger I felt toward the things you did or didn't do, did or didn't give me."

Lily also addresses her father's divorce from third wife, Orianne Cevey, in 2008, and how it affected her personally. "Not only did I start viewing myself differently physically, but I began limiting my happiness by controlling my eating habits," the actress -- who's spoken out about having an eating disorder in the past -- reveals. "I couldn't handle the pain and confusion surrounding my dad's divorce, and I was having a hard time balancing being a teenager with pursuing two different grownup careers."

She adds, "Many of my deepest insecurities stem from these issues with my dad."

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Lily Collins arrives at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation on January 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Lily Collins is seen on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Lily Collins arrives at the 3rd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on November 8, 2015 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actress Lily Collins attends the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Actress Lily Collins (L) and actor Orlando Bloom attends James Corden, Vanity Fair And Burberry Celebrate The 2015 British Academy BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on October 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Burberry)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actress Lily Collins attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner at Bouchon Beverly Hills on October 20, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 20: Actresses Lily Collins (L) and Reese Witherspoon attend the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner at Bouchon Beverly Hills on October 20, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: CAA's Nick Styne, Halston Sage and Lily Collins and CAA's Joel Lubin attend CAA's Young Hollywood Party Benefiting Communities In Schools Of Los Angeles at Greystone Manor Supperclub on October 8, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Communities In Schools of Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Lily Collins is seen at LAX on October 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Lily Collins attending the Chanel Exhibition Party at the Saatchi Gallery on October 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Lily Collins attends CAA's Young Hollywood Party Benefiting Communities In Schools Of Los Angeles at Greystone Manor Supperclub on October 8, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Communities In Schools of Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actress Lily Collins is seen in on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Actress Lily Collins arrives at the Premiere Of The Vladar Company's 'Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on September 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) *** Local caption *** Lily Collins
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Lily Collins attends The A List 15th Anniversary Party on September 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The A List)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Lily Collins is seen at LAX on July 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Lily Collins attends the Lancome 80th anniversary party as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Lily Collins is seen leaving the 'CHANEL' Cambon store on July 9, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Actress Lily Collins attends the closing night live read of 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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