Jonathan Bailey discusses his character Anthony’s role in Bridgerton Season 3, which is set to focus on Colin and Penelope’s love story.
Jonathan Bailey discusses Anthony’s role in Bridgerton season 3. While Bailey has played Anthony, Bridgerton’s older brother, since season 1, it was in season 2 that he became one of the two romantic leads. The recent season, which was released in March, explored Anthony’s complicated dynamic with the Sharma sisters as he pursued a relationship with Edwina while trying to keep his feelings for Kate at bay. Although there were many bumps in the road along the way, Season 2 ended with Kate and Anthony happily married and looking forward to their future together.
This closure has led many viewers to question Kate and Anthony’s roles in Bridgerton season 3. Fortunately, Bailey and Simone Ashley, who plays Kate, are confirmed to return. However, with the upcoming season set to focus on Colin and Penelope’s love story, it’s unclear how big their roles will be. For her part, Ashley thinks there’s a lot more to explore, revealing she’s looking forward to seeing Anthony and Kate as partners facing life and taking care of the Bridgerton household together.
In an interview with packagingBailey shared her excitement for Colin and Penelope’s love story which takes center stage in Bridgerton season 3. He also teased what role Anthony might play in their romance. Check out his comment below:
I think that’s great. I knew the support of Phoebe [Dynevor as Daphne in season 1] and I loved it and experienced Simone’s support when she arrived and Charithra [Chandran] and have this amazing experience. And yes, I can’t wait. And I’ll be so proud to watch Luke [Newton] take over from Bridgerton. And yes, I couldn’t wish for anything else. And also, it’s really important to be there because obviously, [Anthony’s] the older brother, but to make room and make sure they have their amazing love story too.
Bailey cleverly avoids discussing the specific details of the story of Bridgerton season 3, probably because the cast just got ready to film the new episodes. This means season 3 is at least several months away from streaming and might not even be released until 2023. With the show returning so far in the future, it only makes sense that BridgertonThe stars want to keep an air of mystery. Still, Bailey’s comment offers a clue as to what viewers can expect for Anthony in Season 3.
On the one hand, it looks like Anthony will be part of Colin’s support system as he navigates his tumultuous romance with Penelope. This will be an interesting contrast to Anthony’s role in Season 1, where he claimed to support Daphne and her desires, but spent much of the season putting her down. There is an opportunity for Anthony’s behavior towards Colin in Bridgerton season 3 to show the growth he experienced in season 2 through his relationship with Kate. Still, it looks like Bailey is happy to step back into the new season and allow Colin and Penelope’s love story to shine. With Kate and Anthony established as a hopefully fan-favorite couple, Bridgerton is able to strike a balance between further exploring their relationship while focusing on the show’s new romance.
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