As the impossibly chic and insouciant Sylvie Grateau in hit TV series Emily in Paris, French actor Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu has won a legion of fans worldwide – and learnt how to ‘not give a damn’ in her own life.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu is bang in the middle of promotional work for the new series ofEmily in Parisand, even though it’s well into Parisian happy hour on a Friday night, she has graciously given up a chunk of her evening to talk to AMAZING. Her only request is that she speaks to me off-camera. “I am a bit tired. I just don’t want to turn the [Zoom] camera on, if you don’t mind,” she says politely. It’s something you can imagine Sylvie Grateau, her character in the hit Netflix show, saying – but somewhat more forcefully. Since she first sashayed onto our streaming screens in Emily in Paris two years ago, as the formidable and fabulously dressed boss of a Paris marketing agency, the French star has become a beacon of inspiration for women everywhere – both young and old. So popular has she/Sylvie become that fans are agitating for a spin-off with Leroy-Beaulieu as the lead. For Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu's full interview and shoot, pre-order your copy of AMAZING issue 3 now.
Words by Juliet Herd
Creative &Editorial Director Huw Gwyther Editor Jennifer Lynn
Cover Design by Harry Fitzgerald & Aparna Aji
Production Director Benjamin Crank
Producer Isabella Coleman
Photography Assistant Gaïa Zimmermann
Fashion Assistant Isamara Domingos
Production Intern Frankie Baumer
Special thanks to Hôtel Madame Rêve, imPRint and Netflix