The key to surviving when you suddenly move to another country — at least in the new Darren Star Netflix rom-com Emily in Paris — is to quickly find a sassy expatriate to school you in the language and make lots of sex jokes. Lily Collins’s midwestern social-media maven, Emily, happens to find that person in Mindy, a young Chinese-Korean woman who grew up partly in the U.S., fled a life of privilege, and spends her time as an au pair yelling at children in parks. She’s played by Ashley Park, a Broadway veteran who has been in everything from Mean Girls to The King and I. On the show, she gets to gallivant around Paris in fashions partly inspired by her own taste, and she shows off some of her singing talent as we learn about Mindy’s reality-competition backstory. Park caught Vulture up over Zoom to talk about
“I really look forward to things that can kind of get my mind off the game of football periodically, and fashion is something that typically does that,” he said.
Newton said it also is another way for fans to identify with players, who they normally see — or sometimes have a hard time seeing — when they’re in uniforms, including helmets.
“I think for me, or us, and when I say us I mean football players, we are bottled into this kind of stereotype that we’re masked athletes and a lot of people do not understand the person underneath the helmet, so to speak,” he said. “And I’m really into fashion. I’m all for it. So, when I have my opportunity for people to see me, I just want them to be able to see my expression and to have me express myself in a way that does not require