Bridgerton's Simone Ashley Says She Felt 'Confident' During Sex Scenes with Costar Jonathan Bailey
2024/02/03

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Simone Ashley spoke about her comfort level during the sex scenes with her Bridgerton co-star Jonathan Bailey. In an interview with PEOPLE, Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma, explained why she felt confident going into these scenes. She expressed her excitement about showing a dark-skinned woman's body without it being taboo, particularly as an Indian woman who is sometimes represented conservatively. Ashley also credited Bailey with making her feel safe and comfortable during filming. Bailey, speaking to The Sunday Times, echoed Ashley's sentiments, emphasizing the importance of making her feel safe on set as a newcomer. The actors were well-prepared for the scenes, with the intimacy coordinators choreographing and creating a safe space for communication between the performers. Consent forms were provided for each scene, detailing the extent of nudity and physical contact involved. Bridgerton, based on Julia Quinn's books, has been a massive success since its premiere, becoming one of Netflix's most-watched original series. The second season, now available on Netflix, focuses on the romantic pursuits of Anthony Bridgerton as he looks for a wife.

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