Lily Collins admits she got Emily's age WRONG in Emily In Paris
‘You might not be 22, but you act like it sometimes!’: Lily Collins admits she got her age WRONG in Emily In Paris… after baffling fans by claiming the character was ‘fresh out of college’
She recently baffled Emily In Paris viewers when she claimed her character was only 22 in a recent interview.
And Lily Collins has now set the record straight and admitted she got Emily Cooper’s age wrong in the Netflix series.
The actress, 31, took to Instagram after fans raised a furore over her underestimating the protagonist’s years and shared a funny GIF of Emily looking unimpressed.
Whoops! Lily Collins has admitted she got Emily Cooper’s age wrong in Netflix series Emily In Paris when she suggested the character was just 22 (pictured in February)
Sharing the short clip of her character, Lily wrote: ‘Emily looking at me when I get her age wrong.
‘Sorry girl. You might not be 22, but I gotta say – you do act like it sometimes!!’
The actress had earlier said that Emily – who is an American marketing expert who moves from Chicago to Paris for work – is ‘fresh out of college’.
Speaking to Vogue, the brunette beauty said: ‘I don’t believe we’ve ever given her a specific ‘number’ for her age, but I believe that she’s pretty fresh out of college. Maybe this is her first year after graduation.
Laughing it off: The star joked that Emily may not be 22, but does ‘act like it sometimes’ as she shared a funny GIF of herself in role
‘I want to say she’s like, 22-ish. She’s had enough experience at her company in Chicago to have earned the respect of her boss.
‘She’s gone to school for this, and she’s completed internships.’
But fans were quick to point out their shock at the revelation, with one taking to Twitter to say: ‘Excuse me but Emily is supposed to be 22?! And get that job transfer to Paris fresh out of college? Alrighty then.’
Another penned: ‘Honey she most certainly is NOT. Emily has a MASTER’S DEGREE she is not 22!!!! Lily Collins plz.’
No way: Fans had been baffled by the idea of Emily being in her early 20s as she had landed a job in Paris, got a masters degree and owned an impressive selection of designer clothes
While another wrote: ‘She has a masters degree, financial stability, was engaged, had a very good job and experience and on top of that freaked out about having sex with a 17yo. Cmon, she’s at least reaching 30’.
The show follows Emily, a young American woman who is hired by a Paris marketing firm to give them an American perspective.
Netflix debuted the new series last week, though it angered some actual Paris critics who dubbed the show as ‘cliche.’
French commentators have slammed the offering for including seemingly every cliche trait about French people in the show.
Not convinced: Fans were quick to point out their shock at the revelation, with one taking to Twitter to say: ‘Excuse me but Emily is supposed to be 22?!’
Lucas Bravo, who plays Gabriel in the series, spoke with Cosmopolitan about how the show has been received by some foreign critics, and he thinks they have a good point.
‘I think they’re right, in a way. We’re portraying cliches and we’re portraying one single vision of Paris,’ Bravo began.
‘Paris is one of the most diverse cities in the world. We have so many ways of thinking, so many different nationalities, so many different neighbourhoods,’ he added.
Revelations: Speaking to Vogue, the brunette beauty said: ‘I don’t believe we’ve ever given her a specific ‘number’ for her age, but I believe that she’s pretty fresh out of college’
Honest: Since its launch on Netflix, Emily in Paris has received mixed reviews with some critics saying it only portrayed cliches (pictured Lily Collins, Ashley Park, and Lucas Bravo)
Bravo conceded that, ‘A lifetime wouldn’t be enough to know everything that’s going on in Paris. It’s an entire world in a city. ‘
Despite the mixed opinions on the show, many fans are still holding out hope for a second season.
After Lily shared a throwback snap in front of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday, which was taken before her Netflix show, many commented asking for more episodes.
Taking to Instagram, the actress joked that she was in ‘full tourist mode’ and was unaware at the time that she was in fact ‘practising’ for her future series.
Throwback Thursday! Lily shared a fun throwback snap posing in front of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday taken before her Netflix show Emily In Paris
Lily penned: ‘#TBT Full tourist mode. Little did I know I was practicing for @emilyinparis…’
A fan wrote: ‘This makes me so happy!! So hopeful for another season!!’
While a different fan noted that there was only ten episodes in the first series and joked: ‘Episode 11 pls.’
Lily herself is also hoping for a second series and she recently told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I’m so proud of the way that it’s kind of globally reached every country, and that’s thanks to Netflix, really pushing it out there and believing in it.
‘And then to be number one in the world still, it is mind-blowing. All of us are incredibly grateful. And the cast and crew, we’re really hoping to get the green light for season two.’
Plot: The show follows Emily, a young American woman who is hired by a Paris marketing firm to give them an American perspective
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