I live in the Emily in Paris building and it’s not as glamourous as people think – my door is broken and my neighbours hate the show
A woman living in the building used in Emily in Paris has revealed it’s not what it’s cracked up to be.
Andrada, an expat living in the French capital, rents a flat in the building made famous by the Netflix show starring Lilly Collins as Emily, a ditzy Chicago girl who winds up working, living and romancing in Paris.
Many fans of the programme have swooned over Emily’s living quarters in central Paris, and have taken to visiting the location during trips to the City of Life.
But Andrada has revealed on TikTok that actually living in the building is not as glamourous as the romcom would make you think.
Instead of the lavish expat life enjoyed by Emily, Andrada has to deal with a faulty door and passive-aggressive neighbours who have taken upon themselves to chase away any tourists who try to enter the building.
Andrada, an expat living in the French capital, rents a flat in the building made famous by the Netflix show, but said it’s not all what it’s cut out to be
Andrada shared a video of herself coming home to her stubborn door every evening.
In the funny clip filmed over the course of several days – and with glamourous outfits to boot – she can be seen battling her door and getting increasingly frustrated.
‘The reality of living in the “Emily in Paris” building: battling a broken door every day of the week,’ she captioned the video.
In a comment, she later revealed that the apartment’s landlord had to change the door shortly after the video was filmed, because it had stopped working completely.
Her door is not the only aspect of the flat Andrada doesn’t enjoy. Since the release of Emily in Paris, several fans have gawked at the building, angering its residents and neighbours.
The tenant revealed she had been pestered up to four times by neighbours who suspected she was a fan of the show sneaking around the flat to get a picture.
‘The residents are guarding the “Emily in Paris” building like it’s a national monument cause it’s the 4th time this happens,’ she said on TikTok.
Andrada revealed that her neighbours had repeatedly hounded her about whether she was one of the show’s fans trying to sneak into the building
One of the neighbours wrote ‘Emily not welcome’ in red paint on the side of the building to warn fans of the show not to come in
‘The neighborhood watch is on it,’ she added. The Paris resident recounted in a video how a neighbour hounded her with questions one evening as she was taking her bins out.
She said the man didn’t believe her when she told him she lived in the building, and kept asking her for the name of her landlord.
She said the nosy neighbour asked her if she was ‘here for Emily,’ and asked the question to her friends when they visited.
Andrada panicked and told him: ‘Here are my keys, you wanna go upstairs and see that I can open the door?’
It’s only when she told him where she was from that the man switched his demeanour and became friendly.
Lilly Collins stars as Emily (pictured), a ditzy Chicago girl who winds up working, living and romancing in Paris
She said he told her: ‘I apologise. There are so many people coming into the building and I never know who is who and it really p***** me off and I’m sorry for being aggressive.’
But his excuses didn’t sit well with the tenant, who said on her TikTok: ‘If I tell you seven times in a row that I live here, I tell you the name of my neighbours, I tell you the floor that I’m at, I show you my keys, and you’re calling me a liar because I tell you the name of the other landlord?’
She also revealed to her followers that she believes said neighbour was the one who wrote ‘Emily Not Welcome’ in red paint by the door of the building, to warn tourists that they shouldn’t come.
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