Bridgerton season two will have a dash of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Adjoa Andoh—who plays Lady Danbury—revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Specifically, she says Simon (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne’s (Phoebe Dynevor) journey as newlywed parents will have shades of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s experience.
“I really can’t say too much nor would you expect me to, but I guess what we do know absolutely is that they’re married now. It’s a new married life and they have the baby, so there are all the vagaries of what that is like for young people with a new baby,” Andoh explains to the outlet. “I mean Harry and Meghan, what’s it like when you have a new baby? How does it affect you when [you are] a young couple with a new baby?”
She continued, “I just think we’re going to see how Phoebe and Regé’s characters, Daphne and Simon, navigate being in love, very in lust still, but with a new baby in their lives. Having to navigate and negotiate that between each other, between their families and between their wider social circles. Yeah, it’s going to be interesting…[And with Simon], how do you father when you haven’t even fathered [or had a father]?”
All this being said, Simon and Daphne won’t be the focus of Bridgerton season two—this time, we’ll be closely following Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) journey to love. “I’ve been writing it. I know where we’re going,” showrunner and executive producer Chris Van Dusen told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager in January. “We’ll be introducing a bunch of new characters. Anthony will have a love interest next season, and it will be as sweeping and as beautiful as viewers came to expect from the first season.”
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