Netflix revealed that season 2 of Emily in Paris had begun filming in May

By Wendy Naugle and Ally Mauch
July 20, 2021 08:48 PM
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Camille Razat is teasing the upcoming second season of Netflix's hit Emily in Paris. 

Razat stars in the series alongside Lily Collins, who plays the titular Emily Cooper, a young marketing executive from Chicago who goes through the glamorous culture shock of moving to Paris when she's hired to bring an American perspective to a French marketing firm.

The first season of the Darren Star-led comedy, which premiered in October 2020, reached 58 million households in its first 28 days, becoming its most popular comedy series of the year — but Razat, 27, says season 2 is even better. 

"It will be a rollercoaster," she tells PEOPLE. "It's much more complicated. There are much more emotional scenes. My character is even more important. I think season 2, it will be better than season 1, actually." 

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Razat, who has recently partnered with L'Oréal as a global ambassador, plays Camille in Emily in Paris, a Parisian who takes Emily under her wing — but is also the girlfriend to Emily's crush and eventual lover, Gabriel (Lucas Bravo). 

"My character is very much a Parisian style, when you think of a Parisian as an American," she says. "So I think that's why people love this character so much, because she's simple, she seems to be humble, she's carrying her friends, she is protective, she's funny, she has no complex."

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She adds that filming season 2 during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a "strange" experience. 

"We are a co-production — French and American — so we have to obey both of the governments regarding COVID," she explains. "It's really strict, but it's good. I mean, obviously, we're so lucky to be able to shoot. So even if there are so many restrictions, we're so lucky still."

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Netflix revealed that season 2 of Emily in Paris began filming in Paris and Saint-Tropez in May. At the time, Collins, 32, marked the beginning of production with a selfie of her, Razat and their fellow costar Ashley Park.

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"The girls are back. Reunited and it feels so good!" Collins captioned the pic on Instagram.

"Mon cœur," Park, 29, wrote in her own post, sharing a few more selfies from the set. "Finally reunited and all the feels. I missed Mindy and très grateful for these special gals!! Week 1 shooting Season 2 has been surreal and magic in many ways, we can't wait to share with youuuuu..."