Season three of “Emily in Paris” debuted this week, on December 21, on Netflix.
Darren Star, the show’s creator and executive producer, discussed some of the stories from the most recent season while addressing the Kyiv character criticism from earlier this year that caused controversy.
In his most recent interview, Darren discussed the show’s Ukrainian immigrant narrative from the second season, in which Petra, played by Daria Panchenko, and Emily, the main heroine, portrayed by Lily Collins, initially met in French class before going shopping and robbing several high-end things.
“Can I say one little thing about that,” Darren now asks? The episode caused a stir when it was aired earlier this year. We just asked the actress we were casting, “Where are you from?” We granted her Ukrainian citizenship because she suggested Kyiv.
He said it wasn’t written as if she had to be Ukrainian; rather, it might have been written as if she were from any place, including Romania or Russia.
Darren declared, “This performance is an equal opportunity offender to all cultures and was never intended to be offensive in any manner. So, I believe the timing was poor.
The show’s creator assured viewers that “we’ll be better next time.”
Additionally, Darren addressed some of the criticisms that the show presents a “romanticised depiction of life in Paris.”
I feel like this season; the program has become a little more grounded, so I think we wanted to touch on the realities a little bit more,” he remarked.
We’re looking at it from all angles, he continued. This season, it’s not just from Emily’s perspective; some of the other characters are included as well.
About Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris is a Netflix original romantic comedy series developed by Darren Star.
Lily Collins plays Emily Cooper in the series, which is set and shot in Paris. Cooper is an aspiring marketing professional who travels to France to provide Savoir, a French marketing company, with an American viewpoint.
She struggles to do well at work, look for love, and deal with the cultural differences from her conservative Midwestern American upbringing.
It features Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery, Camille Razat, William Abadie, and Lucien Laviscount. It includes Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as well.