Hi there, everyone who binge-watched Emily in Paris season 2 and promptly RAN to the internet to frantically look up Lucien Laviscount. It’s time to get to know him better! Lucien obviously plays Emily’s new love interest, Alfie, this season (who’s Gabriel, never heard of him), and he has completely won over fans’ hearts as a result. If Lucien looks familiar, that’s probably because he’s been in several major projects and is set to star in an upcoming sci-fi thriller with Kate Bosworth. In other words, we need to know more!
Yep, That British Accent Is Real
29-year-old Lucien is from Ribble Valley in England—where he began his career as a model. And like Alfie, living in Paris was a new experience for him. Though unlike Alfie, he’s extremely here for it. As Lucien told Time Magazine, “It was actually my first time in Paris. It was literally like Lucien in Paris! The city is like a huge museum with the roof taken off—everything is a spectacle. It’s got this mystery and culture and this energy that lifts through it. I was just blown away by being there.”
He’s Been in Several Major TV Shows
If you’re wondering where you know Lucien from, he played Alexander Cabot in Katy Keene and Earl Grey in Scream Queens—which we can all agree was one of the best shows ever. Oh, and he was on the U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother back in 2011 (he came in 5th).
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Aside from Emily in Paris, Lucien’s recent projects include an upcoming sci-fi thriller called Sentinel with Kate Bosworth.
He Was Immediately Cast as Alfie After Auditioning
As Lucien tells it, he sent his audition tape off, got a phone call saying he was going to meet creator Darren Star and actress Lily Collins, and was expecting to jump over a few more hurdles to get the part. Instead, he was cast right away.
“We were just talking about life, character and what kind of makes this season different for Lily as well,” he told Netflix. “Then it was just, like, ‘Alright. So that’s it, Lucien. Thank you very much.’” He had no idea how the convo went, but “Then I got the phone call saying, ‘You’re going to go to Paris.’”
Wow, Lauren Conrad could never.
He Was “Discovered” by David Beckham (Kinda)
Lucien chatted about how he got into modeling and acting with Harry Connick Jr. on the talk show Harry, saying, “I was shopping with my mom in town and there was this beautiful shop attendant. She was probably about 18, but at the time she was a woman, she was a woman, I was about 10. I’m like, ‘Mom, she’s gorgeous,’ and my mom’s always like, ‘Go and get it son.’ So I went over there, brash and bold, I was like ‘Baby, are we getting out of here or what, because I don’t know about you but I think Lion King is showing down the road?’ Great film by the way, my favorite.”
Already an instant classic, but there’s more: “This woman overheard and she was like ‘Look, listen, your son, he’s got heart. I’m casting for this new kids’ range, clothing range. He’d be great, you should bring him for an audition. And I got the job. And it was with David Beckham, he brought out his clothing range.”
Tragically we couldn’t find photos from this era, so here’s this instead:
He’s Dabbled in Music
When he’s not causing Netflix viewers to perspire, Lucien moonlights as a singer. Or at least he did. Plz enjoy his 2012 single “Dance With You:”
Like Alfie, He’s Big Into Soccer (Er, Football)
“I grew up playing,” Lucien told Time. “My team’s Arsenal—they’re not doing too great at the moment, but I’ll stand by them until the end. Me and Lucas [Bravo] were always talking about football, and then we got told a month into it that they were putting in a scene of us playing. Our mics were live most of the time, so we had little bits and bobs and they manipulated that into stories. The writers were always on the ball, trying to make things as organic and fresh as they could, so it’s great that it fed into our lives a little bit.
‘Kay, that’s all, off to watch more Emily in Paris. Will leave you with this!
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