Jonathan Bailey Talks “Bridgerton” Britches

Netflix has a Christmas present for anyone who loves some scandalous Victorian drama.

Shonda Rhimes’ inaugural Netflix series, Bridgerton, based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, follows the escapades of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton in early 19th-century England. One of those siblings is the eldest son, Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey. The out actor has appeared in Broadchurch and Doctor Who and won an Olivier for his role in the gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company on the West End.

NewNowNext spoke with Bailey about slipping into his Bridgerton britches, being an out actor playing straight, holding hands with Sondheim, and why he thinks RuPaul is a demigod.

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