Emily in Paris is back for a third season and to break down this new set of ten episodes, I discussed everything with Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Camille Razat, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Lucien Leon Laviscount, William Abadie, Samuel Arnold, and Bruno Gouery! The series has already been renewed for a fourth season.
One year after moving from Chicago to Paris for her dream job, Emily finds herself at a crucial crossroads in every aspect of her life. Faced with two very different paths, Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie — at work and in her romantic life — and what those decisions mean for her future in France, all while continuing to immerse herself in the adventures and surprising twists and turns that life in Paris provides.
“It was so hard to wrap my head around five finales in one cause it essentially was like, five different bombs being dropped in one location and so, I was so excited to see where we would get to continue on in a season four knowing that we did have a season four,” Collins, who is also a producer, explained in regards to what’s next for Emily. “I’m just excited to see where they pick up because you never know how long in between each season is going to be, and so do we pick up the next day? Do we pick up the next scene? I don’t know.”
Razat shared how she felt about her character finally standing up to her mother as well as that pregnancy news: “I was shocked. I was reading the script and I was like, ‘All of that, really?’ I love that you said that about my mom, that I’m like, ‘It’s my life, mom,’ because season four Camille is really about that. It’s about being independent and being able to make her own choices, her own decisions for herself, and not to try like the rest of us to please everyone.”
“What I’m excited about for season four is at this point, I really do think every character is either keeping a secret still or just has a secret been told to them. There’s a lot of stuff happening,” Park expressed to me. “So I’m excited for everyone to keep finding out stuff.”
“Listen, if Alfie’s time is up, I’ll be absolutely devastated, but as long as it’s served Emily in Paris, the team, and these great people, I’ve had an absolute whirlwind of a time on the show,” Laviscount reflected. “I’ve got some friends for life and I will never ever forget it, but if it’s meant to be and Alfie comes back, he’s gonna come back with a vengeance.”
Abadie was quick to tell me how much he enjoyed working with his co-star to create the new dynamic between Alfie and Antoine, saying, “I loved that Alfie and Antoine were paired together because Lucien and I hung out a little bit throughout season two. There was already a relationship there and so that was helpful, I think, to the work and then trying to bring this relationship to the best level of reality we could do.”
“I think courage, I love the courage they all have,” Leroy-Beaulieu answered when I asked what her favorite quality of Sylvie was. “I mean, Darren puts them in situations that are impossible, but all of them and they’re all kind of bravely fighting for their life all the time and I love that.”
Walsh revealed which relationship moment was her favorite of the season, which also happens to be her co-star’s: the scene where Emily sings to Alfie. “I got teary. I got emotional. We got emotional. It’s so sweet. It’s so dear. I think it’s also cause Lily is such a pro and I remember her being so nervous about it,” the actress responded. “So just to see her in the culmination of the performance and just the vulnerability, you know? Really cute, really dear.”
Gouery told me about building the core dynamic between Luc and Julien, which has been part of the show since season one: “At the very beginning, for the first table read on the first season, I met Samuel and I don’t know him before, and immediately there is chemistry. So you can imagine after three years, four years of work and we see each other outside the set, so it’s friendship, partnership, and relationship of two actors. I think people in the audience can see it on the screen.”
Arnold reacted to the fan support the show has gotten, adding, “That’s amazing because that’s why we’re doing it, you know what I mean? We’re storytellers, we tell a story for the audience and if the audience is receiving it well, it’s the best gift ever, it’s the best reward.”
I spoke with the cast about all of those jaw-dropping finale cliffhangers, the season’s most romantic moments, what’s next for their characters, and more. These conversations will contain spoilers.
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