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'Bridgerton' star says 'intimacy coordinator' helped craft those sex scenes everyone is talking about

December 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The new Netflix series "Bridgerton" is hot in more ways than one.

(CNN)The new Netflix series "Bridgerton" is hot in more ways than one.

The Shonda Rhimes produced period drama has become the latest bingeworthy show and has set tongues wagging about everything from the diversity of the cast (Britain's Queen Charlotte is Black and played by actress Golda Rosheuvel) to whether there will be a second season.

Phoebe Dynevor plays lead Daphne Bridgerton and told Grazia magazine the first scene she shot was a graphic one which an intimacy coordinator helped to plan.

I've done sex scenes before that I can't believe I did: it was only five or six years ago, but it would not be allowed now. "

Based on the 2000 novel "The Duke and I" written by romance author Julia Quinn, the series' main plot includes a "will they or won't they" interracial relationship between young Miss Bridgerton and a Duke, Simon Basset, portrayed by British-Zimbabwean actor Regé-Jean Page.

Dynevor said Page was "perfect casting" and had a message for those who think having Black characters in a Regency era series is unrealistic.

And those who are really hoping for more seasons can take heart in the fact that showrunner Chris Van Dusen has plenty of source material to work with as Quinn wrote a series of "Bridgerton" books.

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