Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey Ensured Costar Simone Ashley 'Felt Safe' While Filming Sex Scenes
2024/02/03

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Jonathan Bailey, who stars in Bridgerton as Anthony Bridgerton, has discussed filming intimate scenes with his co-star Simone Ashley, who plays his love interest, Kate Sharma. In an interview with The Sunday Times, Bailey highlighted the importance of creating a safe environment for Ashley as a newcomer to the set. He praised the use of intimacy coordinators, who helped ensure that actors felt comfortable and informed about the scenes they were shooting. Consent forms were given to the actors before each scene, specifying which areas of the body would be shown and touched. Bailey compared filming sex scenes to a "choreographed dance." Intimacy coordinator Lizzy Talbot, in a separate interview last year, described the challenges of filming the sex scenes in season 1. She emphasized the need to maintain a sense of humor and find joy in the process, as bodies are unpredictable and often don't behave as expected. Bridgerton, based on Julia Quinn's popular books, has become a massive success since its premiere on Netflix. Bailey expressed his gratitude for being part of a show that embraces and empowers its audience.

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