“Emily in Paris”
Between two men
“Emily in Paris” continues. GALA says what to expect now and spoke to the bitchy boss from the series, the actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu.
What a Christmas present – the new episodes of the Netflix global hit “Emily in Paris” will run from December 22nd. We’ll already reveal: There are great outfits again, a girls’ trip to Saint-Tropez – and of course complicated love turmoil.
Emily, played by Lily Collins, 32, who is actually in love with the extremely good-looking chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo, 33), meets Alfie (Lucien Laviscount, 29). He’s an American, zero interest in French culture, but makes Emily pretty nervous.
New guy, new locations, but one thing has stayed the same: Emily’s capricious boss Sylvie, played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, 58 – and GALA has a lot to report on the series.
Strict boss – also in reality?
GALA: What role does fashion play in your life?
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu: I grew up in Italy, where the quality of fabrics and cuts is very important. My mother worked in the fashion industry. My grandmother was also an elegant woman. Only as a teenager did I get bored with it; that was my form of rebellion. (laughs) Today I love beautiful fashion. Not even the trends that pass quickly, but rather nicely cut pieces that stay.
You play Emily’s strict boss. Have you ever had to work with someone like that yourself?
No. But I personally know women in the fashion industry and the media who are afraid of losing their power, who are afraid of getting older, and who see young women as a danger.
How much Sylvie is in you?
While shooting, I discovered more and more things in common. I didn’t even know beforehand that I could be that bitch. (laughs) That was really fun. I was allowed to choose a cell phone for the series, the “Galaxy Z Flip 3”, and it folds shut wonderfully. That goes wonderfully with Sylvie, she snaps too. (laughs)
What is actually typical for the residents of Paris?
Unfortunately, they have no sense of humor, are always a bit grumpy, but still lovable. Funnily enough, that’s exactly what we told you in the series. And many French were annoyed about it. Which in turn proves that they actually have no sense of humor. But then everyone looked at it.
The first season was extremely successful all over the world.
“Emily in Paris” is like a box of chocolate: you always want more and eat it whole. Not just because it takes place in this city or because of the great looks we wear. Our series is just fun.
Would you recommend your favorite place in Paris to us?
There are many. But walking along the Seine gives me peace and air to breathe. And I love the bridges of Paris.
Parisians, unfortunately, have no sense of humor.
Back to fashion: Do you have a style tip for German women?
No, they shouldn’t all look the same! English and French women, Germans and Italians. Please do not. Every woman should follow her own dreams.
And what does elegant style include?
Good style isn’t so much about how you dress. A tip: Don’t get upset about everything, that is what constitutes true elegance.