As second season of “Bridgerton” premieres, there’s one thing and one thing only that viewers really want to know: What are the sex scenes like? After the steamy affair that was season one, fans became accustomed to the racy nature of the show and have pretty high hopes for the upcoming season. Well, it appears that series two of “Bridgerton” is likely to take a different approach to sex, as it gears up to tell the story of Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (played by Simone Ashley).
According to the show’s creator, Chris Van Dusen, “It was never about quantity for us. Our approach to intimacy on the show really is the same as season one, and it’s that we use these intimate scenes to tell a story and to push a story forward. We’ve never done a sex scene for the sake of doing a sex scene, and I don’t think we ever will. It all serves a larger purpose”, he said in a press conference with POPSUGAR and other outlets.
Dusen also explains that season two revolves around different characters, which is understandably going to change the show’s dynamic. “We’re with Anthony and Kate most of this season, and that’s very different from Daphne and Simon. It’s a different story. That’s really part of the draw, to me, of a project like this. The ability to tell these closed-ended love stories of different characters, season after season,” he says.
Part of it also comes down to the personalities of the characters themselves, who are seemingly more private and explore their sexual chemistry in different ways. Simone Ashley adds that “it makes sense for these characters, because they’re so protective over their families, and they’re so truthful to their duty and responsibility, I would say. So for them to kind of break that wouldn’t have made sense for the characters. As Chris has said, they aren’t performative sex scenes or intimate scenes. They have a meaning behind them, and I think they’re very earned”. Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, agrees and adds that “it’s also a nod to the future and how people fall in love, and there are so many different ways in which people connect with their own bodies and their intimacy. Kate and Anthony feel explicit, in a way, they feel naked in front of each other. I think it’s a very interesting, cerebral way of exploring that sort of innate sexuality. It just bodes really well for the following seasons, to not be expected for it just to be about sex. Because that is a huge part of it, but there’re so many other amazing things that are explored and will be explored going forward”.