This might sound half revolting half fascinating, but Bridgerton star Simone Ashley revealed that in order for her to perform her sex scene in one of her Netflix series, instead of watching other sex scenes (involving humans) she got inspiration from a very specific mollusk.
You may remember Simone Ashley for her role in Bridgerton as Kate Sharma making all the fans of the series love her a lot after becoming the rebellious love interest of the protagonist. However, the actress stole the attention for the first time in another Netflix series, 'Sex Education' where she starred as Olivia Hanan.
While fans are well aware that Bridgerton's plot is quite mesmerizing not only for the drama but everything else that it is involved, no one can blame the fans who love the steamy pictures in the show, with a special mention to the one Simone has almost at the end of season 2.
However, fans who did not watch Sex Education would be quite surprised to learn that in her other Netflix series, sex scenes are included in more than half of the series (in case the title did not give you any hint.)
No one can say that these scenes are easy to do, but Simone Ashley admitted that in order to do an excellent job at her sex scenes in Sex Education, she got inspiration from snails. In a recent interview for The Los Angeles Times' "The Envelope" podcast, Ashley admitted that she and the cast watched how animals mate, sharing some details most people do not know (unless you are interested in snails of course)
"We explored the movement of different animals to kind of portray different paces or different sexualities or how sensual something could be," she said. "For example, we look to how snails mate, and when snails mate, they actually produce a plasma that intertwines."
She then continue explaining that, because we are talking about snails here, the scene was slow and even sexier than others. She continued: "So if it was a really sensual, slow kind of scene, we'd be like, 'Oh, it's like the snail.' And it's super like the plasma, like falling like honey. So we would make it about that or how dogs mate or chimpanzees mate — it's very like fast-paced and a different kind of style."
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Thankfully, her experience in 'Sex Education' helped her continue performing such steamy scenes in Bridgerton. In fact, she admitted that the "amazing intimacy coordinators" and environment in the "Sex Education" helped her in Bridgerton.