Lily Collins Simply Revealed Her Character’s Age in ‘Emily in Paris’ — and Followers Have Questions

Studying between the traces! Lily Collins simply clarified a significant element about her character in Netflix’s hit present Emily in Paris — however some followers suppose it’s too good to be true.

Collins, 31, performs social media maven Emily Cooper within the Darren Star sequence, which debuted on the streaming large earlier this month. Because it premiered, the present has saved viewers buzzing with questions on Emily’s background and the way she was in a position to safe a powerful gig — and such unimaginable garments — with a significant worldwide firm. Now, Collins is spilling some behind-the-scenes secrets and techniques about her character, who she thinks is a “good cookie” with a “make-it-work angle.”

Lily Collins Says Her Emily Paris Character Is Fresh Out College
Lily Collins in ‘Emily in Paris’. COURTESY OF NETFLIX

“I don’t consider we’ve ever given her a selected ‘quantity’ for her age, however I consider that she’s fairly recent out of school. Possibly that is her first yr after commencement,” the To the Bone actress advised British Vogue in a current interview. “I wish to say she’s like, 22-ish. She’s had sufficient expertise at her firm in Chicago to have earned the respect of her boss. … She’s gone to high school for this, and she or he’s accomplished internships.”

Whereas Emily’s skilled {qualifications} have been by no means a query, Collins admitted that French tradition wasn’t her character’s forte, since she had solely skilled the European way of life “by films and TV.”

“She’s not the one that traveled throughout school. She was actually, actually targeted on her jobs within the Midwest, and I don’t suppose she’s been overseas,” she added. “Principally, she’s at all times form of been a giant fish in a small pond – after which out of the blue in Paris she’s a fish out of water. If she had gone to a unique firm in Chicago, she would have been taken critically – however in Paris, she’s not ready for the cultural shift that she experiences at Savoir.”

Shortly after Collins’ huge reveal, followers of the Netflix sequence couldn’t assist however voice their confusion. “Excuse me however Emily is meant to be 22?! And get that job switch to Paris recent out of school? Alrighty then,” one teased through Twitter.

Lily Collins Says Her Emily Paris Character Is Fresh Out College
Lily Collins in ‘Emily in Paris’. STEPHANIE BRANCHU/NETFLIX

One other viewer identified a element that pokes holes in Collins’ idea. “Emily has a MASTER’S DEGREE she just isn’t 22!!!! Lily Collins plz,” they tweeted, as a separate social media person joked concerning the present’s “chaotic” power.

Many followers have additionally drawn comparisons to a different sequence created by Star, Intercourse and the Metropolis. The present, which additionally stemmed two movies, continually had followers questioning how Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) may afford her Manhattan condo as a author.

Emily in Paris won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, however Collins is proud to have had the chance to play a younger girl who’s “unapologetically herself.” The Blind Facet actress, who confirmed her engagement to Charlie McDowell in September, thinks the sequence can educate an empowering lesson.

“She is a girl who’s each romantic and work-driven – you don’t must be one or the opposite,” Collins mentioned of her character. “It’s refreshing to listen to a girl say, ‘I like my job, it makes me pleased.’ … She’s in a metropolis that’s extraordinarily overseas to her, and it’s robust – and, yeah, she may in all probability get on a aircraft and go residence, however that’s simply not who she is.”

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