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‘Bridgerton’ star discusses how his life changed after the show

Netflix began streaming Bridgerton season two on Friday, March 25th, 2022. Created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the show is based on Julia Quinn’s eponymous novel series and has become one of the most popular Netflix Original shows. 

The show initially aired on Christmas 2020 and was viewed by 82 million households in just one month, making it one of the most-watched series on the streamer. 

This Regency-era period drama focuses on the upper echelons of aristocratic London. It upholds the lavish balls, the extravagant courting season, romantic pursuits and steamy scenes involving each of the eight Bridgerton siblings

The first season focused on the eldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne and her romantic odyssey with the Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett. The second season revolved around the steamy rendezvous between Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton sibling, and the fiery and spirited Kate Sharma. With its huge success, the show has changed the lives of many of the cast and crew, as confirmed by one of the stars, Luke Newton. 

Newton plays Colin Bridgerton in the series. The third sibling in the family, he is an adorable dunce who is oblivious to his best friend pining for him as he is haplessly in love with another woman. 

While Colin does not have much role in any of the two seasons and is, perhaps, waiting for his turn to shine in the season based on Quinn’s Romancing Mister Bridgerton, he has talked about how his life has changed. “When I booked the job, I was living on my mate’s sofa bed, and I was working in a bar, and I actually drove past the bar the other week. It’s so crazy how in three years your life can change,” said Newton.

Newton talked about how he promoted the second season from his “nan’s spare room” instead of the first season’s promotion on the red carpet. 

The reprising cast for this Emmy-nominated show included Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Adjoa Andoh, Phoebe Dynevor, Lorraine Ashbourne, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Ruth Gemmell, Martins Imhangbe, Florence Hunt, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, Golda Rosheuvel, Polly Walker, Will Tilston and Julie Andrews. 

They were joined by a new cast comprising Simone Ashley, Charothra Chandran, Shelley Conn, Rupert Young and Calam Lynch.

Watch Bridgerton season two now.