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Bridgerton: some facts you probably didn't know about it

The series produced by Shonda Rhimes, which immediately proved to be a true success, is based on Julia Quinn's romance novels series, each of which tells the love story of a different Bridgerton sibling.

In honor of Corey Mylchreest who plays the young King George in the spin-off dedicated to Queen Charlotte and their love story (whose birthday is today) and in honor of the upcoming new season, here's a list of things about Bridgerton that you probably didn't know, despite the series' great popularity.

1. Queen Charlotte (played by Golda Rosheuvel) is a character not present in Julia Quinn's books; she was invented by Shonda Rhimes and Chris Van Dusen. Historically, though, it could be plausible, as Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, is believed to have been the first black queen of England.

2. Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, the protagonist of the second season, revealed that he initially auditioned for the role of Simon Basset. It may be hard to imagine anyone else as the charming Duke of Hastings besides Regé-Jean Page.

3. Regé-Jean Page is in Harry Potter. Yes, indeed, the beloved duke, before Bridgerton, The Gray Man, and Dungeons and Dragons... appeared as an extra in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and many fans were surprised by this unexpected cameo. Below is the snapshot that went viral, showing Regé-Jean Page behind Emma Watson.

4. A scene from the series was "copied" from the 1995 film Pride and Prejudice. We're talking about the moment when Mr. Darcy appears in front of Elizabeth Bennet wearing a wet white shirt, which caused a stir among fans in Anthony Bridgerton's case.

5. To make the historical reconstruction more realistic and to enhance it, every scene in the series is meticulously studied down to the last detail. For the first season, a total of 7500 costumes were made, the work of a team of experts led by Ellen Mirojnick, who reserved 104 costumes for the protagonist Daphne.

Written by Olga Raimondo


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