Camille Razat, Lily Collins & Ashley Park Talk Character Growth In The New Season Of ‘Emily In Paris’ – Interview
The new season of Emily in Paris is finally upon us!
With the promise of much more drama, laughs, and fashion in the new season, I had the pleasure of chatting with Camille Razat, Lily Collins and Ashley Park who portray Camille, Emily and Mindy, respectively, in the series. This season, all of their characters go on quite the journey in season three and you’ll definitely want to watch to see where it all leads, and where it ends.
Much like their co-stars Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery, William Abadie and Lucien Laviscount, the trio were excited about the third season and the growth they experienced with the series this time around. Park, Collins and Razat shared a little about their character’s journeys and what words they would use to describe the new season.
Check out the full interview with Camille Razat, Lily Collins and Ashley Park below:
In reference to Emily’s growth, Collins said, “For me, specifically, I felt like Emily was able to finally make certain choices that she’s been prolonging and delaying, which enabled her to feel more grounded in her environment, and therefore less of the butt of some of the jokes, I think, which was a really fun transition to play. The comedy gets to stand on its own within the different characters and their storylines, and Emily gets to feel a bit more like a local and more grounded. Of course, it’s a comedy, but there’s also so much heart and so much relatability and groundedness that Emily gets to explore this season within her emotional range that I was very excited to portray.”
As for Camille, Razat said, “For Camille, what is exciting is we get to see her vulnerable side; I’m very happy that we get to see that. And also, her work side. We get to see her at the gallery, we see her passionate about her job, we see her passionate in relationships! Obviously, the last two episodes for my character are the cliffhanger–she’s trying to make choices, trying to make her own path, stop people deciding for her. For example, her family, her mom–they’re all deciding for her. For once, she wants to choose for herself.”
Park spoke about her love for Mindy and shared, “You know, something I love about Mindy is she has always been such a good support and warm support to those around her–and a breath of reality and honesty as well. But, in doing so, that’s always been kind of a mask for the fact that she’s not quite able to stand up to herself. She, you know, ran away from what her life was rather than facing it. She spent a lot of the first few seasons, getting the bravery and really leaning on new band members, new roommates, new people to find bravery, instead of just standing up for herself and standing up on her own. And I think that, especially with the new relationship with Nicola and beautifully played by Paul Forman, I think that what she has to do is she has to say I need this from a friend and I need this from you, and I’m not willing to compromise on either. And I think that she finally feels understood by somebody.”