Forget the pop culture trend of the “Hot Priest” — it’s time for the “Hot Chef.”
French actor and model Lucas Bravo, 32, is taking the world by storm in Netflix hit “Emily In Paris.”
But before landing the role in the popular new show that follows Emily (Lily Collins), an American hired by a French marketing firm, Bravo had a markedly different look — including long hair and a beard that made him look more like an extra on “Game of Thrones.”
“Wow, I love the long hair!” some fans raved on his old Instagram photos.
English-speaking audiences would be forgiven for not recognizing the hunky chef, as Bravo has mostly starred in French shows and movies prior to his breakout Netflix hit. Aside from acting, he’s also really worked as a sous-chef for a Japanese-French fusion restaurant, just like his “Emily” character, Gabriel.
“I was a sous-chef in a restaurant a few years ago,” he told Vulture. “So I have some cooking skills. But you know, we did some kind of cook-off competition . . . to promote the show, and I completely burned my omelet and cut my finger off, so I’m trying not to brag about my cooking skills anymore.”
French audiences criticized the show for depicting too many cliches, but Bravo defended it in an interview with Cosmopolitan. Critics “didn’t understand the fact that it’s just one vision,” he said. “They’re like, ‘Oh, this is not what Paris is.’ Of course. Paris is many things.”
He currently resides in Paris, and yes, he’s aware that people think he resembles a French Armie Hammer. “I’ve heard that a couple of times,” he told Vulture. “It’s really nice to say. I love him, he’s a great actor. It’s funny.”
Next up, he’ll be in a big-screen adaptation of the novel “Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris,” starring opposite Jason Isaacs. That movie does not yet have a release date.
“Emily In Paris” is currently streaming on Netflix.
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