Jonathan Bailey Offers Up Some Bridgerton Spoilers – Harper’s BAZAAR Interview
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Jonathan Bailey Offers Up Some Bridgerton Spoilers – Harper’s BAZAAR Interview

The viscount himself on the show’s sex positivity, that lake scene, and the future of “Kanthony.”

At long last, the viscount has found his viscountess.

More than a year after debuting on Netflix in some 82 million households around the world, Bridgerton—the mega-hit Regency romance executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and based on the bestselling book series of the same name by Julia Quinn—has returned for its sophomore season, telling a brand new love story while continuing to usher in a wave of diversity in period dramas.

The show’s second season centers on Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), a viscount and the eldest son of the Bridgerton family. He becomes embroiled in a love triangle with Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), two sisters who are new to London’s high society after arriving from India with their widowed mother, Mary (Shelley Conn). Determined to make the best choice for his family, Anthony, the ton’s most eligible bachelor, begins to court Edwina, the queen’s hand-picked “diamond” of the debutante season. But over the course of eight episodes, he develops an undeniable connection to Kate, and the two begin to bond over their shared sense of duty and family. Soon enough, they’re embroiled in a slow-burning romance for the ages, full of longing glances and declarations of forbidden love. Continue reading Jonathan Bailey Offers Up Some Bridgerton Spoilers – Harper’s BAZAAR Interview

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‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey on “the Payoff of the Slow Burn” and What It Means for Future Seasons
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‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey on “the Payoff of the Slow Burn” and What It Means for Future Seasons

The actor speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the psychology of Anthony Bridgerton, why there’s less sex in season two, and shares his hopes for Anthony and Kate’s (Simone Ashley) future.

The enemies-to-lovers storyline between Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) has been the talk of the ton since Netflix released the second season of Bridgerton.

When the season begins, Anthony is in search of a wife — not true love — and Kate is looking for the perfect husband for her little sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran). Anthony and Kate start off on the wrong foot when she overhears him talking to his friends about how he’s not looking for a love match, just someone who will be a good, kind wife. Kate wants more than that for her sister and what ensues over the course of the eight-episode season is Kate making it her purpose to keep Anthony away from Edwina.

Along the way, Kate and Anthony remain at each other’s throats, constantly bickering and bantering, but they also come upon a strange and surprising attraction to each other that eventually leads to their marriage. That conflict, showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously told The Hollywood Reporter, was the heart of the show’s second love story.

For Bailey, the most attractive element of his character’s starring story in the series (the second season is based on bestseller Julia Quinn’s second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me), was knowing that it was going to explore Anthony’s trauma and how that trauma plays a part in who he is today, why he’s not looking for love and his habit of self-sabotaging — a habit he and Kate share.

“Both of them have really denied themselves the hope and the faith of a love that is nourishing and nurturing and exciting and thrilling, as love seems to be for everyone else around them,” Bailey tells THR. “I think the fact that they sort of sabotage their own selves — and to be able to plot the journey of them overcoming the sorts of barriers that they put up themselves, whether it be through trauma or through responsibility — just to really unpack that and to allow an audience to follow it and to really go with it, I think that was the big accomplishment [this season].”

In the below chat with THR, the actor also opens up about his hopes for Anthony and Kate’s future, as Bridgerton has already been renewed at Netflix for two more seasons, and why this season didn’t lean on sex as heavily as it did in season one. Continue reading ‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey on “the Payoff of the Slow Burn” and What It Means for Future Seasons

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Jonathan joined This Morning for a television exclusive. He talked about playing Bridgerton’s new leading man, how Phoebe Dynevor mentored him, and why two of his biggest challenges were tackling elaborate dance sequences and the show’s famous raunchy sex scenes…

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Bridgerton Season 2 | Behind the Scenes of Pall Mall

The cast of Bridgerton takes you behind the scenes of the Bridgerton family’s favorite country pastime: Pall Mall. Here’s how Season 2 brought the iconic game from The Viscount Who Loved Me to life.

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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey on Anthony’s Obsession with Kate and the Love Triangle – Elle Singapore Interview

Bridgerton Season 2’s leading man on taking on the role of the love triangle between Anthony Bridgerton and the Sharma sisters and what it was like working with the actresses. Watch as Jonathan Bailey shares more about season 2 of the period drama, what we can expect, and the love story to come.

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