Posted by admin on December 2nd, 2021
Lucas Bravo Embraces Emily in Paris Skeptics

VANITY FAIRThe French dreamboat on his surprise Netflix hit, working with Isabelle Huppert, and why he’s actually a Samantha.
Gen X had Carrie and Big. Gen Z has Emily and Gabriel. Just ask Lucas Bravo, an avowed Sex and the City fan who also leads Emily in Paris as the titular American’s très French love interest. “Of course, it’s more modern because it’s 20 years later,” the 33-year-old Nice native says of Emily, now in its second season—and which, like SATC, was created by Darren Star. “But it was a bit challenging because it could have been easy to be hated.” Fans of the surprise Netflix hit certainly don’t feel that way about Bravo, unless they’ve got something against bilingual chefs with perfect bone structure. Neither do the casting agents scooping him up for a succession of projects that place the actor opposite everyone from Julia Roberts to Borat Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova.

HIS FATHER’S PROFESSIONAL soccer career frequently uprooted Bravo’s family, moving them to a new town in the French Riviera or Italy every two years. Bravo, the “emotional one” of four siblings, saw acting class as “the first time I felt comfortable. It was an emergency in the beginning, and then it grew into a passion.”

AFTER A BRIEF stint in law school, a chance visit to Los Angeles resparked his onscreen ambitions. Previous restaurant experience also helped him score the role of Gabriel, a talented chef. His culinary stunt double does a lot of waiting around, Bravo says; he likes to show off his own knife skills when he can.

SPEAKING OF Sex and the City, Bravo confesses he’s a Samantha. “I mean, Kim Cattrall…. You go to set, get naked, and make it funny! She went 200 percent!”

HE UNDERSTANDS Emily skeptics, particularly those who are actual Parisians. “I think it’s the charm of the French people: They’re never happy about anything.” But ultimately, he’s empowered by people who tell him the show transported them to France despite the pandemic.

HE PROMISES season two is “less about being a fish out of water” and more escapist, with new locations and even bigger fashion moments from costume designers Patricia Field and Marylin Fitoussi. “They’re icons.”

THE BIG SCREEN beckons, with Bravo featuring in a number of upcoming films. He plays opposite Roberts and George Clooney in Ticket to Paradise, Bakalova in The Honeymoon, and Isabelle Huppert in Mrs Harris Goes to Paris. “Her sarcasm is next level,” he says of working with the French icon. “You really need some self-confidence.”

SINCE SKYROCKETING to global fame—and after braving both the Cannes and Venice film festivals—“there’s no world in which I feel comfortable in front of a wall of flashes.” Instead, Bravo is happiest hiking on his mother’s home island, Corsica. “You lie on the grass, the cows and wild horses, the lakes, where you can bathe naked, and the stars are…. It’s perfect to disconnect, no service. It’s my spot.”

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Lucas Bravo, Lover In Paris: “It Started With Lutetia…”

Her love affair with tens of millions of Emily in Paris addicts begins with a date in the legendary Parisian palace. And continues with this Technikart “love” interview …

October 2020: the rom-com Emily in Paris lands on Netflix. In just a few days, the series becomes number one trend on the platform, and tens of millions of people around the world fall in love with the boy next door at the heart of the series’ sentimental intrigue: the cook Gabriel played by Lucas. Bravo, a 32-year-old Niçois unknown to the battalion. Two months later, we find him at the Serpent à Plume, the underworld (and ultra-chic) ​​club on the Place des Vosges (Paris III e ). Fresh back in the capital after an extended shoot in Budapest (he plays in Mrs. Harris goes to Paris Anthony Fabian facing Isabelle Huppert), he arrives relaxed. Dressed in Weekday jeans, a left bank designer sweater and, on the feet, black Dr. Martens to break (a little) his image of perfect son-in-law. Like the “modern romantic” he now embodies, Lucas will be laid-back, even cerebral, throughout the afternoon spent with him.

At the end of last year, tens of millions of people around the world fell in love with you in just a few weeks. Not too unsettling?
Lucas Bravo: Ah ah! I am not sure of your numbers! But it’s nice, anyway. It is a form of love, virtual and a little distant, but heartwarming.

And how did you first experience the Emily in Paris phenomenon?
I was shooting in Budapest for a feature film (Mrs Harris Goes To Paris by Anthony Fabian, editor’s note ), so I wasn’t too in direct contact with what was going on. The first time I was confronted with the reality of it was in a restaurant: I realized that someone was trying to take a picture of me over their girlfriend’s shoulder. I found out because this person tagged me on my Instagram account, and I got to see myself from their point of view, having lunch. Strange!

You became world famous thanks to this role of handsome cook in a series of Darren Starr, known for his successes camp ( Sex and the city, Younger… ). How did the casting go?
I must have done five or six auditions which were spread over two months. It was a bit “up and down”, I had been good to some and completely next to others. Towards the end, I left Paris so as not to have any waiting, I didn’t want to fall from above. Because all the same, when you’re in contention in this kind of race and you’re in the final peloton, it can be quite devastating on your morale to project yourself too much. So I assumed that it was not going to do it and I went to a sheepfold in the Corsican mountains (since my mother is Corsican and I have family there). I was swimming in the lakes, I was with the wild horses… then I received a phone call telling me to come back to Paris quickly. And there, I had an appointment at Lutetia with Lily ( Collins, the star of the series, editor’s note), the prod ‘, Darren… everyone. And I did one last “alchemy test”. I didn’t know what it was at the time. And two days later, I was called. I was at home when I woke up, I was asked if I was seated properly, then I was told the news. And surprisingly, where a few years ago I would have rushed on my friends to celebrate, I have been very calm. I was quite amazed at the peace that came over me at that time. I got to work straight away, I didn’t call my relatives …

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Emily in Paris

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Gabriel

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.


Fantasma

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Alice is a passionate young actress, she has just arrived in the capital, with the aim of becoming an actress. She does everything to fulfill her dream, and discovers, despite herself, the environment in which she wishes to evolve.
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

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André Fauvel

A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's much-loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly.


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Samuel

When Cléo expresses her extreme distaste for all things fashion-related, Samuel, her cynical production assistant, makes it clear she doesn’t have a choice.
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