The Sex Lives of College Girls' Ilia Isorelýs Paulino Is More Than a Scene-Stealer in Season 2

In an exclusive interview with E! News, The Sex Lives of College Girls star Ilia Isorelýs Paulino expressed her excitement about seeing her character Lila become more than just the sidekick.

By Alyssa Ray Dec 01, 2022 4:30 PMTags
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Ilia Isorelýs Paulino has more screen time in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls—and we couldn't be more grateful.

The actress made a splash in season one of the Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble-created comedy with her laugh-out-loud character Lila, a barista who works alongside Pauline Chalamet's Kimberly at Sips. And while Ilia is still offering up her character's classic quips and frequent use of "Bitch!," she told E! News the new season has allowed Lila to become "a more complete human being."

For starters, we've seen more of Lila out of uniform, as she's joined the comedy magazine founded by Bela (Amrit Kaur). And in episode six, released Dec. 1 on HBO Max, the typically bold college student got vulnerable about her insecurities after being presented with a promotion opportunity.

"I think people have this idea that people like that don't have anxiety," she said of Lila's relatable storyline, "and they also doubt themselves."

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And while Ilia describes herself as "loud" and "in your face" at times, it's actually those traits that have helped her shape a scene-stealing character.

"It's not like a carbon copy, a bitch is acting," she quipped to E!. "I'm pulling a lot from my own self. I think it makes it the most believable and it makes it more fun."

As for what she'd like to see her character tackle next? A grand romance.


"I want her f--king and I want her with somebody who makes her nervous," she said. "I want her to meet someone who like throws her for a loop."

We would like to see that as well!

See what's next for Lila and the other students at Essex College, as new episodes of The Sex Lives of College Girls drop Thursdays on HBO Max.

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