Lily Collins on whether Emily In Paris character made her "cringe"

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Emily In Paris is all the internet is talking about right now. Whether it's about the brilliant outfits, the actor who plays Gabriel or the possibility of a second season, the Netflix original has definitely taken centre stage.

But what does Lily Collins, who plays Emily, think about it all? The actress has already revealed her thoughts on the "crazy" reaction to the show, and has now opened up about whether any of her character's actions made her "cringe".

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Speaking to British Vogue, Lily defended Emily's behaviour, explaining that her defence mechanism was often a 'make-it-work' attitude. "There are a lot of points in the series where she’s trying to defend herself almost proactively," Lily explained.

"She’s just doing her best with seven days to prepare, having never studied the language in her life. So, she’s like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna jump in and do whatever I can on the plane – there’s obviously not enough time, but I’m going to try.’ That’s just her typical make-it-work attitude, which she has with both her job and relationships."

The recently engaged actress continued, "When she says something like, ‘I did Rosetta Stone’, she’s really saying, ‘Look, I know I’m not prepared, but I’m trying here!’ Her specialty is crisis management; she’s a solution-driven person; and she’s going to put it out there.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

"Then she gets called out anyway for something she knows she’s not great at, which is kind of new for her, I think."

Fair enough. Now, anyone else ready for season 2?

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