Julie Andrews reveals surprising detail about her role on Netflix's Bridgerton

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 3:53PM

Ever since Netflix's swoon-worthy series Bridgerton hit our screens, fans can't get enough of the high-society scandals centred around the family.

And at the heart of the incredibly popular series - adapted from Julia Quinn's novels - is Dame Julie Andrews, who loaned her iconic voice for the character of Lady Whistledown in both the first and second seasons.

But the legendary British actress, surprised fans of the show this week when she revealed she has never actually met anyone who stars in the series.


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Speaking on America's Today show, Andrews explained: "Shonda Rhimes and the whole gang … they're terrific. It's a joy and I'm thrilled that they asked me. But I've never met the company in person.

"Of course, I see them on the show sometimes. But I do all my own recording far far away from them."

Bridgerton is filmed in the UK, where Andrews was born, however, she is now based in Long Island, New York.

Bridgerton's first season - starring Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page in their respective roles as Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset - was a runaway hit for Netflix, having been watched by an estimated 63 million households across the globe.

And the second season, which dropped in March, was equally devoured, following the story of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his love interest Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).

The show's third season is about to begin filming and will centre on Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).