Emily in Paris: How Outdated is She… Actually?!?

Lily Collins would really like a do-over.

The actress, who’s just about all over the place nowadays because the lead star on the Netflix sensation Emily in Paris, stirred up fairly the surprising controversy this week.

Collins, who stars on this comedy as Emily Cooper, a younger advertising and marketing govt who will get despatched to France for a 12 months as a part of her job and experiences {many professional} and private ups and downs there, was requested a couple of days in the past about her title character.

Particularly, about her age.

“I don’t imagine we’ve ever given her a selected ‘quantity’ for her age, however I imagine that she’s fairly recent out of school. Perhaps that is her first 12 months after commencement,” the actress advised British Vogue.

“I need 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 he or she’s accomplished internships.”

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This straightforward speculation took Netfllix viewers aback. Like, WAY aback.

How may Emily solely be 22, they requested?

She has a Grasp’s Diploma on the present. She has a really costly, Chanel-themed wardrobe. And he or she sleeps round… so much. (No judgment!)

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“Emily has a MASTER’S DEGREE she shouldn’t be 22!!!! Lily Collins plz,” one fan tweeted, whereas one other chimed in as follows:

“Excuse me however Emily is meant to be 22?! And get that job switch to Paris recent out of school? Alrighty then.”

Apparently conscious of all these questions and the scandal she accidentially created, Collins has now walked again her response.


“Emily me once I get her age mistaken,” the actress, 31, captioned a GIF of her alter-ego through her Instagram Story on Friday, October 16, including a laughing emoji.

“Sorry woman,” she additionally wrote.

Collins proceeded to take the lighthearted response one step additional.

“You won’t be 22, however I gotta say – you do act prefer it typically!!!” she concluded.

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Elsewhere in her British Vogue interview, Collins defended Emily’s degree of expertise.

“She’s not the one that traveled throughout faculty. She was actually, actually targeted on her jobs within the Midwest, and I don’t assume she’s been overseas,” the star stated.

“Mainly, she’s all the time form of been an enormous fish in a small pond — after which all of the sudden 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.”

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As for a way she feels about among the criticism leveled at Emily in Paris, like the way it’s filled with cliches and that her character could be very one-dimensional and shallow?

“She is a lady who’s each romantic and work-driven – you don’t must be one or the opposite,” Collins stated of Emily.

“It’s refreshing to listen to a lady say, ‘I really like my job, it makes me joyful.’ …

She’s in a metropolis that’s extraordinarily international to her, and it’s powerful – and, yeah, she may most likely get on a aircraft and go house, however that’s simply not who she is.”

That is nice and all — however how outdated is she?!?!?!?!?

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