Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has opened up about his decision to take on the role of a gay man in Showtime's Fellow Travelers. Bailey described the opportunity to play a gay character in a sweeping love story as a "no-brainer" and a project he will be proud of for the rest of his career. Though Bailey first gained attention for his role in Bridgerton, starring in one of Netflix's most popular shows has given him more freedom to choose his projects. Raised in England, Bailey found solace in his family and the theater while navigating school, which he found intimidating. Bailey identifies as gay and believes that LGBTQ+ individuals possess a unique strength that should be celebrated. In Fellow Travelers, Bailey's character, Tim Laughlin, goes on an expansive journey from a closeted political staffer to an out-and-proud activist. Bailey found working alongside co-star Matt Bomer to be a joy and the two bonded over their experiences as gay men. Bailey hopes that Fellow Travelers will honor the canon of gay storytelling and make a meaningful impact. The show airs on Showtime on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.