Simone Ashley has now become a fan favorite and expanded her fandom thanks to her performance in Bridgerton Season 2 where she portrayed Kate Sharma, the leading lady of this season's show. In fact, it is needless to say that she stole everyone's heart with her wit, talent, and charming portrayal of the character. However, now that season 2 is out and more or less we all knew what happened to her, everyone is wondering whether Simone Ashley is appearing on Bridgerton Season 3 or not.
Watch out because there might be a spoiler here and there in case you have not seen the Netflix show. In Bridgerton season 2 we learned that Kate Sharma played by Simone Ashley started as the supportive sister who worked hard to make her sister happy but ended up being the protagonist. Now that her destiny has been fulfilled, at least in the series, fans are wondering if her fate will be the same as Regé-Jean Page in season 1 where he was not a Bridgerton per se and because of that he no longer made an appearance in the show.
Well, do not despair because Simone Ashley has revealed that she is returning for Bridgerton Season 3 as Kate Sharma. During a special event to celebrate South Asian culture where guests such as Poorna Jagannathan, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Richa Moorjani were present, Simone Ashley revealed in an interview with Deadline that Kate Sharma will return in Britdgerton season 3 because her story is not over yet.
“We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” Ashley said before adding, “In season two, there was a lot of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there were complications with the family, and then they find each other toward the end,” she said. “I think everything is just starting.”
Now, if you happen to have watched the second season, you must recall that Kate Sharma was always worried about everything. In season 3, Simone Ashley revealed that although it has not been revealed on which member of the Bridgerton family the series would focus, she wishes her character to be a lot more relaxed around Anthony Bridgerton now that they are together. “I’d like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more,” she said. “I think they both deserve it.”
In a very cute comment, now that Kate Sharma has become the Viscountess of the Bridgerton family, Simone Ashley admits that her character has a lot of work to do. “She’s got big boots to put on,” Ashley continued. “I think she can do it. I want to keep that softness and vulnerability to Kate, for sure, and she can share that with Anthony. I’m just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I’m excited to see her grow.”