Lily Collins Says She Was Wrong About Emily In Paris’s Age, As If She Was Ever Bloody 22

Lily Collins, Emily In Paris

Earlier this week, Emily In Paris star Lily Collins caused quite the scandal in an interview with British Vogue, when asked about the age of her character.

This is a subject that’s never explicitly discussed in the show – all we know is that Emily is a “twenty-something” working in social media – so it’s open to interpretation.

Collins said:

“I don’t believe we’ve ever given her a specific ‘number’ for her age, but I believe that she’s pretty fresh out of college … Maybe this is her first year after graduation. I want to say she’s like, 22-ish.”

Now, while this is a fairly trifling issue to be concerned with when there’s so much else going on in the world, the internet was still thrown into a state of disarray by this.

The maths didn’t add up – how could Emily, at 22, have graduated college and accrued the necessary experience to move up to a mid-level marketing job and get a transfer to Paris?

It all became so much that Lily Collins herself finally weighed in, taking to her Instagram stories to admit that maaaaaaybe she got it wrong.

Alongside a GIF of a judgemental Emily, she wrote:

“Emily looking at me when I get her age wrong – sorry girl. You might not be 22 but I gotta say, you do act like it sometimes!!!”

Lily Collins’ Emily In Paris co-star Lucas Bravo, aka the cute chef, was also asked about the character’s age, and he gave a more realistic estimate, telling The Rundown:

“I would say she’s probably 24. Something happens after 26 where women start exploring … in terms of personality. I feel like she’s still very strong willed and she has certainties, but yeah I would say [that she is] around 24.”