Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton
Bridgerton actor Phoebe Dynevor has admitted she fast-forwarded through the Netflix show's sex scenes while watching the occasionally NSFW period drama set in 19th-century England with her entire family – including her grandparents.
Dynevor is the daughter of Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor, and toldThe Daily Star that her mum was “very proud and excited” to see her act in the drama.
Starring as the lead Daphne Bridgerton, the 25-year-old actor explained how she made sure to “fast forward on high alert” with a firm hand on the remote control, when watching the show with her family, adding “we managed it just about”.
Earlier this week, she told Grazia how the show’s first raunchy sex scene – with her fictional husband Simon Basset – was expertly choregraphed with intimacy coordinator Lizzy Talbot, saying: “My first-ever scene was in episode six where Simon is going down on Daphne. It was so great because it felt safe and fun: You choreograph it like a stunt or a dance.”
So far more than 63 million households have watched the period drama, which is produced by Shonda Rhimes and based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novel “The Duke and I”.
Bridgerton has been especially praised for featuring people of colour as equal members of society, with the on-screen dukes and duchesses far more diverse than typically seen in traditional period dramas.
Dynevor added: “We talked about it on set, but it never felt intentional: great people were cast in great roles. There is no one more 'Simon' than Regé. It's perfect casting."
Fans are eagerly awaiting to hear if a second season of the period drama will be released, with creator Chris Van Dusen hinting it might be on the cards.
He toldCollider: "This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure. I would love that."