Lucas Bravo, 32, who stars as Chef Gabriel on Netflix’s “Emily in Paris,” is responding to the negative reviews French critics are giving the show. The model turned actor spoke to Cosmopolitan and addressed the backlash amongst French critics of the series, saying he agrees with them to a certain extent.
Cosmopolitan: Speaking of France, there have been a lot of critiques of the show from French critics. Do you think those are valid?
Lucas: I think they're right, in a way. We're portraying cliches and we're portraying one single vision of Paris. Paris is one of the most diverse cities in the world. We have so many ways of thinking, so many different nationalities, so many different neighborhoods. A lifetime wouldn't be enough to know everything that's going on in Paris. It's an entire world in a city. At some point, if you want to tell a story about Paris, you have to choose an angle. You have to choose a vision. French critics, they didn't understand the fact that it's just one vision. They're like, "Oh, this is not what Paris is." Of course. Paris is many things.
You can read his full interview below at the source.