Sorry, Bridgerton stans, a real-life romance between the show’s leading actors just isn’t in the stars.
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After approximately 63 million viewers tuned in to the runaway hit series produced by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix, fans were quick to speculate that there may be something more between the series’ two burgeoning stars, Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor. In a new interview, however, the actors politely shut down those rumors, explaining that their steamy chemistry is meant solely for the television screen.
“I think everything you need to know is on camera. That’s why we presented it so beautifully for you,” said Page during a joint interview with Dynevor for Access. “All the sparks that flew off of the beautiful scripts that we were handed, and so I think that the sparky scripted material are more than enough.”
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Dynevor previously told BAZAAR.com that when it came to creating the allure of on-screen intimacy between her and Page, it was all credited to weeks of rehearsal, the help of an intimacy coordinator, and merely getting to know the other.
“We had so much time to get to know each other. We did a lot of rehearsing. I think the thing that actually really helped the chemistry was all the dance rehearsals, because we just spent so much time with our choreographer, Jack Murphy, and loads of time in the studio—just me, Regé, and Jack sort of getting the moves right and dancing and dancing to this modern, fun music. And we just got time to play and sort of form a connection. I think that was so beneficial actually in getting the chemistry right,” Dynevor told BAZAAR.
“And then, we have an intimacy coordinator,” she continued. “So, we blocked and rehearsed all the intimacy scenes weeks and weeks before we started to do things. By the time we got to set, we knew what we were doing. We felt really comfortable. We knew each other, we’d already formed that relationship. We were very lucky to have all that time.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.
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