Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor captivated audiences from the moment her character Daphne stepped on screen, but it seems she had a very shocking reaction to returning to film season two this year.
Since it landed on Netflix on Christmas Day last year, Bridgerton has taken the world by storm and amassed celebrity fans including Reese Witherspoon and Kim Kardashian. After the challenging past year during the Covid-19 pandemic, the magnificent costumes, talented cast and steamy plotlines were just what audiences were looking for. Based on Julia Quinn’s popular Bridgerton book series, the show takes place in Regency-Era London, with new seasons expected to mirror the books and focus on each Bridgerton sibling one by one.
But the character that kicked everything off was of course the oldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne, masterfully played by Phoebe Dynevor. Previously known for her roles in series such as BBC drama Dickensian and Waterloo Road, Bridgerton has seen Phoebe rise to superstardom, alongside Regé-Jean Page, who played her on-screen love interest, Simon, Duke of Hastings.
Though Regé-Jean has sadly confirmed he won’t return for season two of Bridgerton, Phoebe will be back. And now the actor has revealed she had a pretty shocking reaction upon returning to film.
Speaking recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Phoebe discussed how Bridgerton is filming season two and shared: “I’ve had three days on set. It’s so nice to be back. It’s such a nice feeling. Oh, it’s the best.”
“I cried like seven times when I came back,” Phoebe shared, before explaining exactly why her return was so emotional for her.
“So much had happened, you know, since the first season. Obviously Covid and the show coming out and just seeing everyone again - I mean, half their faces, for the most part,” she said, indicating to where face masks would be worn. “It was just so nice.”
After so long apart and the Covid-19 restrictions that have been in place, it must truly have been wonderful to be reunited with the Bridgerton cast and crew.
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Though Bridgerton season 2 is currently filming, it’s not yet been confirmed exactly when fans will be able to immerse themselves once more in the glamorous world of the Regency-set drama. It is, however, understood that the new season will focus on Daphne’s brother Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey.
This is in keeping with the plot of Julia Quinn's second book in the Bridgerton series, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which shows bachelor Anthony as he prepares to finally tie the knot.
We’ll just have to wait and see exactly what drama unfolds but until then, there's plenty of time to catch up on all our favorite season one episodes on Netflix. And in the meantime, you can also find out how to watch Married at First Sight Australia and how to watch Gossip Girl online too, if you're looking for another explosive show to binge-watch.
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