Just a few days left for Netflix’s hit series, Emily in Paris returns for a second season, and star Lily Collins reveals what she wanted to take from the set. Unfortunately for the 32-year-old actress, the show’s producers wouldn’t let her bring anything home from the set.
Lily Collins opens up a wide-ranging interview with Vogue Australia where she reveals what items she wished they let her keep. “I didn’t keep anything this season. Believe me, I’ve asked,” Collins said in the interview. She also said that towards the end of this new season, she wears some ‘epic dresses’ which she wishes the other producers let her keep. However, Collins spent four months in Paris shooting the second season, with her co-star Ashley Park, who plays Mindy Chen on the show.
Meanwhile, Park revealed that they were constantly recognized by fans, who said they were recognized by a lot of men. “Not even by teenage girls. I can’t tell you how many middle-aged men came up to us, like ‘Oh, it’s you guys!'” Park says laughingly. “Especially when the two of us are together. I don’t even think we’re that loud, but I guess we really do sound like ourselves!” Park added.
Collins, the daughter of musician Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman, learned French as a child, though her character is still learning the language. “It was really hard in season one to separate learning and figuring out who this character is and be such a foreigner, whereas I understood so much. I had to silence a lot of that and just be Emily most of the time,” Collins added.
When it came to Emily’s wardrobe, she added, “The brightness and boldness and fun and sense of humor Emily has in her wardrobe enhances her personality, especially coming out of Covid where comfort was everything,” Collins reflects. “Not everything felt super comfortable after Covid, but it was really nice to have fun with fashion again in the most heightened way possible,” she said.
The actress also spoke about her next movie, which she produces and her husband Charlie McDowell directs, a noir thriller titled Windfall. “Honestly, it was so easy working together. I would forget that it was him,’ she said of her husband, adding he, ‘knows exactly what he wants.” “I thought it would be harder, I have to say. I thought it would be more stressful to have to work with him, but it honestly was really amazing and freeing. It was great, and I’m really, really proud of the movie and I’m proud of him. It’s a different type of role for me,” she said.