Bridgerton star responds to criticism of historical inaccuracy – ‘It’s all true | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
The hit show Bridgerton hosted by Netflix and Shondaland has redefined the way romantic and period dramas are portrayed on screen. Producer Shonda Rhimes has been the driving force behind series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder and added spice to the period book-turned-TV series. Actress Adjoa Andoh set the record straight that the show is authentic to the times.
Joining BBC Breakfast this week, Adjoa, who plays Lady Danbury, and Ruth Gemmell, who plays Lady Violet Bridgerton, spoke about the series and its success.
Broadcaster Victoria Darbershire asked, “Adjoa, what did you think of the reaction after the first season?”
Virtually joining the morning news show, the actress replied, “So here’s the thing, in terms of historical accuracy, I think this is probably the most historically accurate romantic historical drama you’re going to see.
“Because colored people were there, the queen was colored, it’s all true.”
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Ruth, who appeared alongside the actress on BBC Breakfast, also opened up about how surprised the cast was by the success of the first season during Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh over the weekend.
She said: “I think we were all surprised.
“It’s quite difficult to make up your mind.”
Echoing what Adjoa said earlier in the week, she continued: “At the time, I think everyone was desperate for something light, frivolous, colorful and loving, and we hit the right moment, I think.”
At the world premiere held at the Tate Modern in London days before the start of the new season, showrunner Chris Van Dusen praised the cast and crew for their tireless work in making the series a success. .
He said: “There are so many people I want to say hello tonight, but I think I’ll keep it short and sweet.
“And I just want to start by saying thank you to everyone who helped make what is still Netflix’s greatest English-language series of all time.
“I don’t think I’ll ever get over that fact; I’m so beyond humbled by that fact.”
Bridgerton Season 2 is now available on Netflix.