Lily Collins didn’t let a defaced Emily in Paris poster bother her. Instead, she turned it into hilarious content for her Instagram grid.
On Sunday, January 2, the actor shared a video of her husband, filmmaker Charlie McDowell, walking down the street in New York City past a vandalized Emily in Paris season two poster. “I can’t say I love the new look, Em. But A for effort….” Collins wrote in the caption, clearly finding humor in the situation.
“We never represented it as anything other than what it was going to be,” Collins told Glamour. “And we didn’t know the world would be in the state that it was in when it came out. People said they were laughing and smiling for the first time in a long time, that it reminded them of what fun felt like and that we were able to offer some escapism and romanticism and travel. I was so proud of that. I did not expect it to all of a sudden be something that people were upset [about].”
She continued, “And we do poke fun at America too. Emily is just as willing to mention things about where she’s from, and they joke about her as much as things are joked about her coworkers or the way of life there. And so when it was little nitpicky things about deep dish, or that I messed up from the age, I laughed about that. I messed up, I’m so sorry. I know that in this industry, having been in it, having grown up in it, you know that not everyone’s going to love what you do all the time.”
Emily in Paris season two is now streaming on Netflix.