Lily Collins is standing up for Emily Cooper.
The “Emily in Paris” character has drawn a lot of criticism thanks to her perky personality, but now Collins is addressing the hate.
“A lot of the qualities that Emily has, if you put them on paper, would seem so annoying,” said the actress in a new interview with Nylon.
She continued, “To have someone be optimistic, bright and bubbly—it’s sad to think that people would look and go, ‘That’s a lot.’ They’re such beautiful qualities, and the fact that she can partner that with being vulnerable and asking for help and making mistakes—she’s not infallible.”
Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” centres on a marketing executive from Chicago who relocates to Paris after landing her dream job.
Collins also discussed the reason why Emily’s life might seem like a fantasy.
“I think that this is a heightened reality for Emily, to be moving to Paris, and what she experiences and what she sees,” she added.
“It’s just that when you put them all together in a TV show that also aesthetically looks the way it does, it’s a little less believable.”