Aubrey Plaza Is Overjoyed That An Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Mistook Her Movie For A Spin-Off Of Emily In Paris
One is called Emily in Paris, and the other is Emily the Criminal.
Despite the somewhat similar-sounding titles, they are two very — very — different shows. The first is a Netflix dramedy series starring Lily Collins as an American expatriate in the French metropolis; the second, an indie crime thriller starring Aubrey Plaza as a caterer who breaks bad to pay off her student loans.
But Paul Schrader, the Oscar-nominated writer-director whose celebrated works include Taxi Driver, American Gigolo and The Last Temptation of Christ, thought they were related.
Sharing on his Facebook recently, Schrader said he waited to watch Emily the Criminal after assuming it was a spin-off of Emily in Paris. Both shows are streaming on Netflix in the US.
“I didn’t take notice of Emily the Criminal because I somehow confused it with Emily in Paris. So it slipped past,” Schrader, 76, wrote. “When I sobered up enough to realize they were two different films, I watched. What an impressive feature debut! Assured, smart, constantly pushing the narrative. Writer/director John Patton Ford is the real jones.”
Schrader also remarked, “So I read some of the interviews he’s given. Also impressive.”
When Plaza got wind of Schrader’s boo-boo, she shared the filmmaker’s comments on Instagram Stories, adding, “Still streaming on Netflix!”
In August, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright mistook Plaza for the new Lara Croft, after seeing her on the cover of MovieMaker magazine where she appeared stern, wearing what he thought was a tank-top, Croft’s signature outfit.
“My friend Edgar Wright actually saw that and texted me and said, ‘Oh my God, you’re the new Lara Croft? You’re the new Tomb Raider?’ That’s the character in Tomb Raider.’ And I was like, ‘No, Edgar. That’s my movie, Emily the Criminal,’” Plaza shared during The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.