Lily Collins may star as "Emily Cooper" in the new Netflix show Emily in Paris, but she admitted she didn't actually know her character's age! As People shares, following a recent interview, Collins took to her Instagram story to apologize for assuming "Emily" was a lot younger.

Collins thought that her character was only 22

Collins recently talked about her Emily in Paris character in an October 6 interview with British Vogue, which is where the mix-up stemmed from! "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," Collins shared. "Maybe this is her first year after graduation. I want to say she’s like, 22-ish."

However, the actress learned afterward that "Emily" wasn't actually 22, and took to her Instagram story to apologize! "Emily looking at me when I get her age wrong," Collins wrote, with a gif of her character giving someone a judgemental look. "Sorry girl. You might not be 22, but I gotta say – you do act like it sometimes!!!"

Collins says her character is "a fish out of water"

Collins also talked about "Emily's" work ethic during her British Vogue interview. "She’s had enough experience at her company in Chicago to have earned the respect of her boss," she said of her character. "She’s a smart cookie and really innovative – and this is not her first rodeo doing what she does. She’s gone to school for this, and she’s completed internships."

"However, she’s not the person who traveled during college," Collins continued. "She was really, really focused on her jobs in the Midwest, and I don’t think she’s been abroad. Basically, she’s always kind of been a big fish in a small pond – and then suddenly in Paris she’s a fish out of water."

Collins addresses "Emily's" Parisian culture shock

Collins then went on to say why moving to France comes as such a culture shock for "Emily"! "If she had gone to a different company in Chicago, she would have been taken seriously – but in Paris, she’s not prepared for the cultural shift that she experiences at Savoir," she explained. "Her only real experience of Europe is through movies and TV."

Emily in Paris made its Netflix debut earlier this month, and fans have already been eager to see more of the titular character's misadventures in the unfamiliar city! And if the streaming service does decide to renew it for a second season, maybe we— and Collins— will learn exactly how old "Emily" is!

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