Lily Collins has responded to the “crazy” reaction to her new show Emily In Paris.
The 10-part series sees Lily star as ambitious marketing executive Emily Cooper, who moves from Chicago after bagging the job of a lifetime in Paris.
Since dropping on Netflix last week, the series has received mixed reviews – with the Hollywood Reporter calling it “strikingly watchable”, while some French viewers criticised the show’s stereotypes.
emily in paris was such a fun show to watch, very light-hearted to distract you from bad things, plus lily collins was amazing as always
— les (@babytaekookie) October 3, 2020
unpopular opinion but emily in paris is so full of stereotypes and clichés it’s not even enjoyable to watch, even if i love lily collins
— janis (@rayygraphy) October 6, 2020
I know it’s full of French stereotypes, but Emily in Paris is making me wish we could run off to Paris to live an effortlessly cool life.
— Charlotte Faulkner (@Charlotte_Faulk) October 6, 2020
As much as the stereotypes and cliches shown in Emily in Paris annoyed me it was also really nice and lighthearted? Also Lily Collins. Also her cloooothes 😍
— #ACOSF (@ThroneofGlassAU) October 6, 2020
Lily described the reaction as “crazy”, admitting the show was a form of escapism from the “darkness” of 2020.
Speaking to British Vogue, the actress said: “You know, it’s such a weird feeling to be going through this sort of release right now.
“We’re so lucky to have Netflix because it’s being rolled out all over the world – but having that take place while you’re at home is surreal, to say the least.
“There’s just been so much darkness for everyone in 2020 – it’s great to make people laugh and help them escape a little bit.”
“It feels as though viewers are really losing themselves in Emily in Paris and just having a good time, so it’s come at the perfect moment, in a lot of ways.”
Lily added: “An American in Paris is by no means a revolutionary plot line – but right now it’s a foreign one that’s just not possible in real life.”
Made by the creator of Sex and the City, Emily In Paris follows the fashionable Emily as she tries to win over her new colleagues, make friends, and navigate new romances.
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