Watched by 82 million households worldwide in its first month of release, Bridgerton is one of the most successful series on Netflix even at this moment where the first season has ended and we are waiting for what happens next and it includes everything. It has drama, romance, fights, gossip, sad moments, wedding, and of course some steamy scenes. Phoebe Dynevor who plays Daphne Bridgerton and Regé-Jean Page who played Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings were required to film (kind of) explicit sex scenes after their characters married and Dynevor has opened about the experience.
The actress revealed that her first sex scene ever was in episode six where Simon is with Daphne, but thanks to an intimacy coordinator who made them feel comfortable during filming everything went smoothly. “You choreograph it like a stunt or a dance. It’s crazy to me that that hasn’t been there in the past.” The actress admitted. “We'd go through every single scene before we’d shoot it. We rehearsed everything like a fight scene, so I knew exactly where Regé was going to put his hand and at what point; it really frees you up, because there isn't that weird thing of, ‘Oh, what's he going to do now?’”
Incredibly so, being with his co-star almost naked was not the hardest scene, not even close. Dynevor revealed that the hardest one was a solo scene was when her character Daphne Bridgerton was pleasuring herself. “The hardest were the ones on my own that were sexually driven because there's no one to vibe off,” Phoebe nervously laughs. "The stage directions are very specific: You have to have an orgasm. It's a difficult thing to rehearse, which means you don't. You just do it."
Lizzy Talbot, her intimacy coordinator was there for her and she added that she felt relieved because if she would not be there, the one to coordinate the scene would be the director “who was a male, coming up to me and telling me what to do. That would have been awkward." The actress explained. Phoebe thinks that he felt secure because Talbot was there supporting her and if the director wanted something different, he would tell the coordinator first “No one wants to be told how to orgasm by a man."
Phoebe Dyvenor actually compared male-driven films like Bond to Bridgerton. While in those movies the man is always sexualizing or objectifying women, on the other hand here in Bridgerton “It is very much Daphne's perspective of Simon [the Duke of Hastings]; her looking at his body and her feeling that sexual drive towards him. It's funny because until you experience doing it that way, you don't really realize that it has been the other way for so long.”