Critics said that show had too many stereotypes, too many berets, not enough diversity. It was overall a bad representation of what Paris is really like. The backlash intensified only; when ‘Emily in Paris‘; was nominated for a, Golden Globe. Yet, Michaela Coel’s groundbreaking show, I May Destroy You; was not.
Of course, Netflix cares about ratings, and ratings Emily in Paris did have (58 million households in one month, in fact).
Now, its creator, Star, has spoken out about the controversy surrounding the show. She said that in new episodes, Emily will lose her “ignorant” disposition towards French culture. And the life, but that there was a method to the madness.
In a new interview with Variety, Star said “Emily will embrace the city a little bit more,” and will actually bother to properly learn French this time, too.
“When she got there, she got a bit of a free pass in the beginning. Though, I don’t think it will be quite as easy for her in the second season,” he explained. “I think she will be more assimilated; in terms of living in Paris and stepping up to the challenges of learning the language.”