Lily Collins Addresses ‘Emily In Paris’ Criticism Ahead Of Season 2 Release

"there were certain things that spoke to the time that we’re living in and what’s right,"

 

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When Emily in Paris was first released, it was the perfect show for escapism amid getting through lockdown during the pandemic. There was no denying its popularity having been streamed by 58 million people (!!!), but it was also a show that people seemed to love to hate.

Ahead of season two making its way to our screens, Lily Collins, who plays Emily, has spoken out again about the criticism that the first season received in terms of the lack of diversity in the show.

During an interview with Elle, Lily promised that things are changing in the next season. “For me as Emily, but also as a producer on [the show], after season one, hearing people’s thoughts, concerns, questions, likes, dislikes, just feelings about it, there were certain things that spoke to the time that we’re living in and what’s right, and moral and correct and should be done.”

 

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She continued, “And [that was] something that I felt passionate about. [The producers] all believed in the same things. And I really wanted diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera to be something that we really put our focus on, in a lot of ways.

“Hiring new people in front of the camera, also giving new storylines to different characters, which was really important.”

What else can we expect from season two? Well, first off Emily is said to be much more ‘confident’ this season (tbh was she lacking that in the first?!), as creator Darren Star says she becomes even more accustomed to Parisian life:

“In season 2, she’s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in. She’ll be more of a resident of the city. She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”

 

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We’ll see some old favourites reprise their roles including Ashley Park as Mindy and Lucas Bravo as love interest Gabriel. There will also be some new faces thrown into the mix too, Lucien Laviscoun who will play Alfie a ‘sarcastic and charming cynic’ and Arnaud Binard who will play a nightclub owner.

We don’t have too much longer to wait, as season two of Emily in Paris airs on December 22nd.

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