Emily in Season 2 of “Emily in Paris” will be a little more Parisian. Emily, played by Lily Collins, will learn how to properly assimilate into French culture, according to creator Darren Star.
‘Emily In Paris’ Creator Says Emily Will Assimilate More to French Culture in Season 2 https://t.co/TMEkHuN8HZ
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“It’s the evolution of the character,” Star told Variety in an interview published Tuesday. “I think when someone goes to Paris for the first time, they’re overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and that’s what they’re seeing.”
“Many audiences who have lived in Paris for a long time may not have realized that the film was shot from the eyes of a character who was visiting the city for the first time. That’s how she saw it; she was completely taken aback by the beauty that surrounded her.”
Emily in Paris: Recap of Season 1
Emily was depicted as a wide-eyed 20-something from Chicago in Season 1 of the Netflix series, who lands a job at a marketing company in Paris when her boss can’t make it.
Her colleagues, relatives, and acquaintances taunt her behind her back and in front of her as she attempts to provide the organization with an American perspective on their campaigns. She is now expected to broaden her horizons even further.
“When she got there, she got a bit of a free pass in the beginning,” Star told the publication. “I don’t think it will be quite as straightforward for her in the second season; I think she will be more assimilated, in terms of living in Paris and standing up to the challenges of learning the language.”
According to Star, the second season started filming on Monday in Paris, St. Tropez, and other locations in the South of France.
The twist ending from last season will be tackled in regards to Emily’s love interest, Gabriel, a sexy French chef played by Lucas Bravo. “At the end of the first season, there was a surprise that she didn’t see coming, and I think there’s a lot of fallout from that in the new season,” Star said.
The popularity of Season 2 on Netflix
When Emily in Paris arrived on Netflix Paris last year, it was nothing short of a gift. With iconic costumes and bizarre storylines, this highly prized show reduced the light needed during Lockdown 2.0. While Emily shared seats with critics in Paris, the show attracted a large following.
This weekend, Netflix revealed that 58 million people had arranged to follow Emily and her adventures in the French capital. Enthusiastic fans of the show can now sleep well with the assurance that filming for season two has officially begun.
The show’s creator, Darren Starr, said yesterday that the cast and crew have returned to Paris and filming is underway for a second season. Star stated that “I’m glad the return of the second season of Paris to continue Emily’s adventures in the magical “City of Light.”
The series’ star Lily Collins also announced that she is happy to return to the series. “As an actress, an artist and a creator, the most important gift is to connect with people in some way,” she said. “It is an honor to be part of a project that provided much-needed imagination for people while everyone was looking for a reason to smile and laugh.”