Bridgerton's Simone Ashley admits she and Jonathan Bailey exchanged ‘gifts’ daily on set


Simone Ashley is the new star of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton, as she joins the cast as headstrong Kate Sharma. New to London, her character has one thing on her mind as she makes her debut – marrying off her younger sister.

However, things get quite complicated for the star as she meets Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey).

From today, viewers will be able to watch the romantic story unfold across eight new episodes.

Simone, who has previously starred in Sex Education, has dished on her behind-the-scenes relationship with her co-star Jonathan.

She explained how when she first joined the show, he gave her a bouquet of flowers in her trailer.

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“I’ve said this in other interviews, but we had each other’s back throughout that whole series.”

However, Simone recently opened up elsewhere about some of the difficulties of working with another of her co-stars.

As fans of the series will know, Kate has a close bond with her beloved pet corgi Newton.

The actress admitted the dog they hired for the role had a peculiar habit.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media at the Global Press Conference, she dished on filming the show.

She said: “I like that he was strong-willed, and literally did whatever he wanted.

“Whether it was ‘action’ or ‘cut’, he didn’t care.

“My fondest memory of him is when we were filming at Aubrey Hall.

“At the front of the building is the pebbled ground, and he would just eat the pebbles.

“You would look down and he’d be chomping away.”

Her co-star Charithra Chandran then added: “And then he passed out that day because he was too full! He just fell.”

Bridgerton season 2 is available to watch on Netflix now.



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