Lily Collins Just Defended Her Emily In Paris Character

She's not taking crap from ANYONE


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When Emily in Paris premiered last year it was undoubtedly a success, becoming Netflix’s most watch comedy of 2020. But that doesn’t mean it was everyone’s cup of tea. Many were quick to criticise the show, in particular the main character Emily.

But in her recent interview with Nylon, Lily Collins, was plays Emily, stood up for her character and addressed criticisms of the show itself.

Explaining why she believes Emily is such a disliked character, Lily said, “A lot of the qualities that Emily has, if you put them on paper, would seem so annoying,”

But she was quick to defend Emily saying, “To have someone be optimistic, bright, and bubbly — it’s sad to think that people would look and go, ‘That’s a lot.’ They’re such beautiful qualities, and the fact that she can partner that with being vulnerable and asking for help and making mistakes — she’s not infallible.”


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Lily also spoke about the comparisons between Sex and the City, and Emily in Paris, both of which were created by Darren Star. She specifically mentioned the comparison between Carrie and Emily.

“She’s in no way mimicking Carrie’s life,” but she admitted that “Emily probably grew up having Carrie Bradshaw posters on her wall.”

Lily also addressed criticisms around the show being unrealistic.

Explaining why the show feels so removed from reality, she said, “I think that this is a heightened reality for Emily, to be moving to Paris, and what she experiences and what she sees, It’s just that when you put them all together in a TV show that also aesthetically looks the way it does, it’s a little less believable.”


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Her interview wasn’t all about defending the show however, as Lily also spilled some more detail on her fab wedding to Charlie McDowell back in September.

And turns out planning a glam day like theirs isn’t easy, especially as she was filming the second season of Emily in Paris at the time. “I was in the midst of planning it while shooting the show, nine hours ahead. Finishing filming and then Zooming with people and answering emails.”

She also explained why they had the romantic ceremony in Colorado saying, “It was very reminiscent of the rolling hills and forests in England. We’re both dual citizens, so it was something that we wanted to lean into.”

She also gushed about their Scandinavian tour honeymoon, revealing, “It was very much an adventure, foodie trip that is atypical of a honeymoon. It was really experience-driven.”

The second season of Emily in Paris will arrive on Netflix on the 22nd of December.

Words by Sláine McKenna



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