Lily Collins Has Reacted To ‘Disheartening’ Emily In Paris Backlash

She also shared her hopes for a second season.


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At this stage, whether you’re a fan of Emily In Paris or not, or whether you’ve even watched the show, we all know about the backlash that Emily In Paris received. Since the show launched, it left viewers divided, with many criticising how it played into typical French stereotypes.

Now, Lily Collins who plays Emily, has spoken about the backlash for the first time.

In a new interview with Vogue Arabia, Lily said, “As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift; you’re being allowed to improve.”

Continuing to say that if the show does get approval for a second season, she hopes to “evolve the narrative”, adding that the producers: “Championed my opinions and opened me up to an experience that was so rewarding and empowering.”


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This comes after Lucas Bravo, who plays Emily’s dreamy neighbour (as if you didn’t already Google him) had also responded to the criticism, basically agreeing with them. “I think they’re right, in a way,” he explained.

“We’re portraying cliches and we’re portraying one single vision of Paris. Paris is one of the most diverse cities in the world. We have so many ways of thinking, so many different nationalities, so many different neighbourhoods. A lifetime wouldn’t be enough to know everything that’s going on in Paris.

“It’s an entire world in a city,” he told Cosmopolitan. “At some point, if you want to tell a story about Paris, you have to choose an angle. You have to choose a vision. French critics, they didn’t understand the fact that it’s just one vision. They’re like, ‘Oh, this is not what Paris is.’ Of course. Paris is many things.”


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