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Netflix’s New Leading Lady Phoebe Dynevor on Bridgerton’s Sex Scenes, Corsets, and Costume Drama

When it comes to period dramas, we all know the drill: safe, family fun, until Colin Firth appears in a wet shirt – and that’s as risqué as it gets. But super-producer Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, doesn’t like to adhere to rules, and so it may come as no surprise that Bridgerton – her first foray with her production company Shondaland into costume drama – caused a huge stir when it arrived on Netflix.

Set in London during the Regency era, where women’s futures are made or broken on the marriage market, the series follows the rise of debutant Daphne Bridgerton, played by newcomer Phoebe Dynevor (think of her as a sensational nu-gen Keira Knightley), who falls for the commitment-phobic Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page. Narrating the drama is none other than Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews, AKA the secretive journalist Lady Whistledown, whose periodical spills the tea on the latest society kiss ’n’ tells – and cancels people at will in a Jane Austen-esque version of social media. The ‘romance’ will have your grandmother clutching her pearls, and the pitch-perfect representative casting – with both the leading man and the queen, portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel, played by black actors – makes Bridgerton a period drama that finally reflects the world we live in.

Phoebe on representation in Bridgerton

The representation is something Phoebe is very proud of, she tells me, as we chat via Zoom from the living room of her family home in Manchester – which doubled up as the backdrop for her GLAMOUR UK cover shoot. “If we’re not seeing ourselves reflected in art, then we’re not going to engage with it, and that’s what’s so brilliant about Bridgerton. For me, it also shows that feminism doesn’t come in one form. Daphne isn’t your obvious feminist but she’s still in charge of her own destiny,” says Phoebe.

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Phoebe Dynevor Gets Candid on Bridgerton

Loosen up your corsets, it’s about to get seriously hot on Netflix, as Bridgerton arrives on Christmas Day. With its Gossip Girl-meets-Downton Abbey approach to romance and a representative cast, it’s a period drama like no other. Josh Smith meets its leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, who spills the tea for our Screen Queen’s Issue.

When it comes to period dramas, we all know the drill: safe, family fun, until Colin Firth appears in a wet shirt – and that’s as risqué as it gets. But super-producer Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, doesn’t like to adhere to rules, and so it may come as no surprise that Bridgerton – her first foray with her production company Shondaland into costume drama – is ready to cause a stir when it arrives on Netflix.

Set in London during the Regency era, where women’s futures are made or broken on the marriage market, the series follows the rise of debutant Daphne Bridgerton, played by newcomer Phoebe Dynevor (think of her as a sensational nu-gen Keira Knightley), who falls for the commitment-phobic Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page. Narrating the drama is none other than Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews, AKA the secretive journalist Lady Whistledown, whose periodical spills the tea on the latest society kiss ’n’ tells – and cancels people at will in a Jane Austen-esque version of social media. The ‘romance’ will have your grandmother clutching her pearls, and the pitch-perfect representative casting – with both the leading man and the queen, portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel, played by black actors – makes Bridgerton a period drama that finally reflects the world we live in.

The representation is something Phoebe is very proud of, she tells me, as we chat via Zoom from the living room of her family home in Manchester – which doubled up as the backdrop for her GLAMOUR UK cover shoot. “If we’re not seeing ourselves reflected in art, then we’re not going to engage with it, and that’s what’s so brilliant about Bridgerton. For me, it also shows that feminism doesn’t come in one form. Daphne isn’t your obvious feminist but she’s still in charge of her own destiny,” says Phoebe.

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Meet 2020’s Newcomers: Phoebe Dynevor

In case you have been living under a rock, it’s a new year and a new decade. Whist the whole ‘new year/ new you’ thing may have already failed (no judgement here), it’s never too late to update your cultural agenda. Here are the new faces and voices across music, film and TV who will be shaping 2020 and beyond…

Phoebe Dynevor: your new Netflix girl crush
We love a period drama. We love Shonda Rhimes, the creator of all things epic on TV (namely Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal). We love Julia Andrews. We love Derry Girl’s Nicola Coughlan. So, we couldn’t be more excited for the release of Netflix’s Bridgerton which combines all of those aforementioned great things. The show adapted from the best-selling Bridgerton novels which follow a group of sisters navigating the perils of Regency London high society. Taking centre stage in Mayfair’s ballrooms is Phoebe Dynevor who plays Daphne Bridgerton, a young debutante who is despo to get on the marriage market but not everything goes to plan. HOLD ON A MINUTE, this sounds like our actual lives? Prepare for Phoebe to become your new girl crush when the show lands later this year on Netflix.

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