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Lily Collins says Emily’s second series in Paris will focus on ‘diversity and inclusion’

It has been criticized for its “outdated” and “stereotypical” portrayal of French after its debut season — but Emily in Paris star Lily Collins has insisted the Netflix show’s second series will focus on diversity and inclusion.

The British-American actress, 32, who stars as Emily and is also a producer on the new series, said she listened to viewers’ “concerns and dislikes” about the 2020 drama and focused on addressing them.

In an interview with Elle UK, for the December issue, Lily said: ‘For me as Emily, but also as a producer on [the show], after season one, hearing people’s thoughts, concerns, questions, likes and dislikes, just feelings about it, there were certain things that spoke to the times we live in and what is right, and moral and correct and should be done .

“And I really wanted diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera to be something that we really focus our attention on, in many ways.

It has been criticized for its “outdated” and “stereotypical” portrayal of French after its debut season — but Emily in Paris star Lily Collins (pictured) has insisted the Netflix show’s second series will focus on diversity and inclusion.

The British-American actress, 32, who stars as Emily (pictured left) and is also a producer on the new series, said she listened to and focused on viewers’ “concerns and dislikes” about the 2020 drama. to tackle them

“Hiring new people for the camera, also giving new storylines to different characters, which was very important,” she concluded, reported The Guardian.

After its debut last year, the binge-worthy Netflix series came under fire from critics for its “outdated and stereotypical” portrayal of French.

The series follows Emily, played by Lily, who has moved from Chicago to take a new job at a marketing agency in the French capital, where she receives a frosty response from Parisians who show no patience for the bubbly American.

The characters play on outdated stereotypes about the French and are portrayed as uncivilized and unfriendly, and sometimes aggressive towards the foreigner, who does not speak a word of the national language.

After debuting last year, the binge-worthy Netflix series (pictured, season two) came under fire from critics for its “outdated and stereotypical” portrayal of Frenchmen.

The series (pictured is series two) follows Emily, played by Lily, who has moved from Chicago to take a new job at a marketing firm in the French capital, where she received a frosty response from Parisians who show no patience for the bubbly American

The series (pictured is series two) follows Emily, played by Lily, who has moved from Chicago to take a new job at a marketing firm in the French capital, where she received a frosty response from Parisians who show no patience for the bubbly American

The series (pictured is series two) follows Emily, played by Lily, who has moved from Chicago to take a new job at a marketing firm in the French capital, where she received a frosty response from Parisians who show no patience for the bubbly American

Many took to Twitter after seeing it to complain that Emily in Paris portrayed all French people as rude, unfaithful types who pride themselves on being obnoxious and inappropriate.

After the criticism, Lily admitted to Vogue Arabia that it was “discouraging” to read the negative press surrounding the series, but she also sees it as positive because it gives her the opportunity to improve in the future.

She said, “As disheartening as it is sometimes to read these things, it is also a gift; you may improve.’

Playing on outdated stereotypes about the French, the characters are portrayed as uncivilized and unfriendly, and at times aggressive towards the foreigner, who does not speak a word of the national language.

Playing on outdated stereotypes about the French, the characters are portrayed as uncivilized and unfriendly, and at times aggressive towards the foreigner, who does not speak a word of the national language.

Playing on outdated stereotypes about the French, the characters are portrayed as uncivilized and unfriendly, and at times aggressive towards the foreigner, who does not speak a word of the national language.

Lily told the publication that if the show was ordered for another series she would “develop the story,” adding that the producers “improved my opinion and opened me up to an experience so rewarding and empowering.” used to be.’

The second season follows the fallout of Emily making contact with her French executive neighbor Gabriel (played by Lucas Bravo), who may still be in a relationship with Emily’s boyfriend Camille (Camille Razat).

Some viewers compared this to Sex and the City’s Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) dating married Mr. Big, especially since both shows were created by Darren Star.

The second series of Emily in Paris is scheduled for December.

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