Bridgerton Interviews: Cast Dishes on Dazzling Transformations and Timeless Tropes in S3

As the ton eagerly awaits yet another sparkling season of Bridgerton, our beloved cast and creators have bestowed upon us the most delightful insights, whisking us into a flurry of romance and riveting revelations. Let us promenade through the splendors that promise to make this season a spectacle to behold.

Transformation and Triumph in the Ton

At the very heart of Bridgerton pulses the captivating transformation of its cherished characters. Nicola Coughlan, who shines resplendently as Penelope Featherington, regaled us with tales of her on-screen transformation. Reflecting on her character’s dramatic debut, Miss Coughlan confided, “We have an insanely brilliant team behind us that design our beautiful costumes, make our wigs do gorgeous makeup, everything.” 

If you don’t believe us, check-out this sneak peek image.


The anticipation of Miss Penelope’s grand entrance was both exhilarating and stressful for Coughlan, who admitted, “It was a nerve-wracking moment because I’m super comfortable to be wearing Penelope’s crazy yellow dresses and looking mad.”

“But then when the MO is look hot walking down the stairs, I’m like, I don’t know how to do that.”

Can we just say, she understood the assignment!

Love and Forgiveness in Fashionable Circles

Luke Newton, our dashing Mr. Colin Bridgerton, spoke earnestly of the intricacies of his character’s journey and the fervent reactions it has ignited among the fans. “I’ve experienced it for two years now. I am really looking forward to the moment when, I mean, hopefully there’s a forgiveness moment,” Mr. Newton divulged, hinting at a possible redemption for Colin in the thrilling episodes to come.

You may recall Colin saying he would NEVER date Penelope Featherington. This season, we are prepared for him to eat his words.


Cherished Companionships Take Centre Stage

The upcoming season is rich with the theme of friendship, a motif our esteemed showrunner, Jess Brownell, emphasized most ardently. “Every season has a slightly different tone…We’re definitely leaning into the humor, a sense of playfulness, and the Friends to Lovers arc with Penelope and Colin,” Ms. Brownell elucidated. This focus promises to highlight the evolving dynamics and deepen the connections among our beloved characters, offering a fresh and enthralling twist to our narrative.

Eloise Bridgerton’s Journey of Growth and Change

One cannot speak of friendship without addressing the tension between Eloise and Penelope. Claudia Jessie, who portrays Eloise, highlights her character’s journey into adulthood, fraught with challenges and a newfound resistance to life’s expectations. As Eloise grapples with significant personal losses and the distancing from her former close friend, Penelope Featherington, the season promises deep introspection and emotional complexity.


“She’s been through clearly some loss and some really difficult things for a young person at the age of 19 to lose your best mate and a sort of situation with a boy that’s gone. And I enjoy playing those other sides of Eloise as well. There has to be something else because it is great to hear Eloise’s confidence in what she wants from life, but there has to be a bit of resistance and this is the season for that I really think.” 

New Characters and Dynamics

Newcomer Francesca Bridgerton, played by Hannah Dodd, brings fresh energy to the ton, mirroring her own real-life anxieties and excitement about joining the high-stakes world of Bridgerton. Her character’s introduction to society parallels Dodd’s experiences of joining the cast, adding a layer of authenticity and relatability to Francesca’s debut season.


Friendship and Romantic Tropes Explored

This season of Bridgerton continues to explore the rich theme of evolving relationships, particularly the transition from friendships to romantic entanglements. The characters navigate a variety of romantic tropes, including friends-to-lovers and pretend relationships that ignite true feelings, enriching the narrative with a dynamic exploration of love and connection in the Regency era. As the series delves into these relationships, it promises to keep viewers engaged with its signature mix of drama and romance.


A Call to the Carriage!

Prepare to don your most exquisite garments and join the ton for a season rife with love, laughter, and a modicum of mischief. Bridgerton is set to enchant and enthrall as ever, with secrets to be divulged and romances to kindle. Keep your eyes sharp and your hearts open—the best is yet to dawn!

Watch the interviews here! Bridgerton season 3 will premiere on Netflix on May 16. 

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