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Freddie Dennis & Sam Clemmett Talk Bringing Gay Representation to Queen Charlotte

Freddie Dennis & Sam Clemmett Talk Bringing Gay Representation to Queen Charlotte


Freddie Dennis & Sam Clemmett Talk Bringing Gay Representation to Queen Charlotte
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The two actors sat down with Out to talk about making the already diverse Bridgerton universe more inclusive — and gayer!

The Bridgerton universe was already diverse and inclusive, but now, it just got a whole lot gayer.

With the release of Queen Charlotte, Netflix's highly-anticipated prequel spin-off series to the popular flagship Bridgerton franchise, LGBTQ+ viewers were finally introduced to Queen Charlotte's secretary Brimsley and King George III's secretary Reynolds, two queer men who have a thing for sneaking away and getting it on whenever they can. While the main focus of the series is obviously Queen Charlotte's budding relationship with her husband George, while those two are off getting to know each other, Brimsley and Reynolds are also in their own secret relationship, and any chance they get to spend some alone time together, they take.

Out contributor Gabriella Angelina sat down with Sam Clemmett and Freddie Dennis, the two actors who brought Brimsley and Reynolds to life (respectively), to chat about filming those spicy scenes, their guilty pleasure TV shows, what the most rewarding part of being in the world of Bridgertonwas, and more.

"They created such a safe space," Dennis said when asked by Out about filming the more intimate scenes between his character Reynolds and Clemmett's Brimsley with the help of an on-set coordinator. "Obviously with all intimate scenes, it requires vulnerability. The conversations we had surrounding the scenes and the fact that they were there on set talking us through and choreographing us just made it actually sort of an amazing, amazing experience."

"It just allowed us to be able to throw ourselves into the scene themselves and focus on what we needed to achieve," Clemmett added. "There's no way that could have happened without feeling comfortable and safe and respected."

I felt very nurtured. And so.Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is now streaming on Netflix.

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Gabriella Angelina

Gabriella Angelina is an entertainment journalist with a unique perspective on the world of TV and film. With a motto of "Don't watch me, watch TV," she has become known for her insightful and often humorous critiques of the latest in entertainment.

Follow her on TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

Gabriella Angelina is an entertainment journalist with a unique perspective on the world of TV and film. With a motto of "Don't watch me, watch TV," she has become known for her insightful and often humorous critiques of the latest in entertainment.

Follow her on TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.