‘No sense of humour’: ‘Emily in Paris’ star Philippine on the French

French actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu thinks her countrymen have no sense of humour following the series she stars in, Emily in Paris receiving backlash from the French.

PHILIPPINE: ‘THEY HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOUR’

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays the role of Sylvie on Emily in Paris says that French people cannot laugh at themselves. She added that her countrymen do not have a sense of humour.

“The French know how to laugh at other people but they don’t know how to laugh at themselves,” she said to Page Six.

“They always get hurt and upset when people laugh at them, they don’t realize that [creator] Darren [Starr] is also making fun of the Americans, very much — they don’t realize that,” she continued. 

“They don’t have a sense of humor, that’s what I think,” she added. 

This comes after Emily in Paris faced criticism for being for promoting stereotypical images of Paris and its residents.

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SYLVIE’S ROLE ON ‘EMILY IN PARIS’

The French may think Emily in Paris has its flaws but Philippine said people from across the world were more warm to her and her character.

“People from the Philippines are so excited my name is Philippine,” said Philippine to Page Six.

Philippine is grateful to be cast in a role she believes was meant for a 35 or 40-year-old woman. The Italian-born actress is 58-years-old and thought that people her age should be more free.

“People my age should be freer than we are … being freer and being bolder and having more fun and just live,” she continued.

“You know how hard it is when you pass 45 or even 40 and people start thinking, ‘Just get out of the scene.’ But there’s so much we can do and transmit. We have a lot to teach the younger girls,” she added.

The French actress said she had fun playing the “nasty, but not really” character of Sylvie. 

“It’s an opportunity to do things and say things you never do in life because you’re never that French. I’m never that French,” she continued.

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