Here’s a fun tidbit for you about Jonathan Bailey, who stars as Anthony Bridgtherton. Bailey originally auditioned for the role of Simon, Duke of Hastings, but producers felt he had more of an Anthony vibe to him.
We’re so glad they did, too, because we couldn’t imagine, a. Anyone else playing the role of the Duke and b. Anyone else pulling off the ornery, yet somehow caring, and all-around complicated character of Anthony Bridgerton.
Season Two Is All About Anthony Bridgerton
According to those who’ve delved into the novels, the season book shifted focus to the eldest brother, played by the absolutely utterly dashing Jonathan Bailey.
Even Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne) seems to think the show will follow fairly close to that of the books and she’s all for seeing where Anthony’s story goes next. We’d all like to see where Anthony’s love life leads and how the other characters will be involved in it, especially Daphne.
Anthony Bridgerton Is Actually a Musical Star
Actor Jonathan Bailey who thrilled fans as the brooding yet sexy older brother to Daphne actually comes from the world of musical theater.
In 2018, Bailey was nominated for and won a Laurence Olivier Award for best supporting actor in a musical for his portrayal of Jamie in the West End revival of "Company." The stage actor has an absolutely stunning tenor voice, which we highly recommend you go and listen to.
Queen Charlotte Was Initially Given to Another Bridgerton Favorite
It’s hard to believe it but someone else, who ended up playing another key character in the series, was originally cast as Queen Charlotte.
Adjoa Andoh, who plays the wise Lady Danbury, was given the part of the queen. However, ultimately, it wasn’t her destiny. The part of Lady Danbury was calling, and we, the fans, were lucky enough to get the perfectly cast Golda Rosheuval.
Queen Charlotte’s Wigs Were Actually Quite Heavy
So heavy, in fact, that one wig, in particular, had to be removed during breaks! Fans marveled throughout the season at Queen Charlotte's absolutely mind-boggling wigs, of which she had many.
Turns out, as amazing as these wigs looked, they were quite burdensome to wear! Because of their weight, and in order not to damage her neck and back, Golda Rosheuval had to make sure she had a strong core and take the wigs off when they were becoming too much.