‘Emily in Paris’ actor says ‘being famous is the worst thing that can happen’

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Model and actor Lucas Bravo, 33, known for his work as Gabriel on the series “Emily in Paris” (Netflix, 2020), said he was worried that his beauty would interfere with his chances of playing more complex roles that go beyond appearances. .

“You can’t be aesthetically beautiful and be smart or have depth. I kept getting roles like the idiot gym teacher,” Bravo vented in an interview with The Times newspaper. “It’s difficult to break this image. I’m not complaining, of course, but it’s a reality,” he added.

In addition, the actor claims that becoming a celebrity brought many challenges. “I’m this overnight objectified thing,” he said, adding that by becoming a heartthrob, he became “very self-aware. Because when you think about that word and the people it encapsulates, you always see a healthy, pretty—and I’m not that.”

The French artist clarifies that the way society sees heartthrobs makes “the little things that define who you are and make you human” to be perceived as flaws. “I think being famous is the worst thing that can happen to you. It’s just smoke. It doesn’t mean anything.”

However, at the end of the conversation, he jokes that this might just be his French side talking louder. “I’m Parisian and we complain all the time. This is our religion,” he joked. “We disagree and sometimes it creates a revolution and sometimes it’s just a year of unfinished yellow jackets.”

The second season of “Emily in Paris” was made publicly available on December 22 on Netflix. The renewal of the series had already been confirmed in November last year, after the success of the first season. Recordings for the new season were announced in May.

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