Castle staff insisted on watching Bridgerton sex scenes being filmed to make sure furniture wasn’t broken
Sex scenes for movies and TV productions are usually filmed in a ‘closed set’ with limited crew present to protect the modesty of actors and actresses.
But those in the raunchy Netflix period drama Bridgerton were recorded under the close watch of staff at Castle Howard, who insisted on being present to ensure nothing was damaged in the 18th-century stately home used as a location.
The North Yorkshire property was the setting for Clyvedon, home of the series’ Duke of Hastings, played by Rege-Jean Page, 31, and his bride Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor.
Those in the raunchy Netflix period drama Bridgerton were recorded under the close watch of staff at Castle Howard
The show’s British director Julie Anne Robinson revealed: ‘When you go into a country house, there is far less flexibility than you can ever imagine. You can’t move the bed, you can’t move the painting, you can’t move the wardrobe, and you have to be quite delicate with the furniture.
‘In the duke’s bedroom in Castle Howard, Dynevor and Page spent a lot of time in that bed, and there were room monitors in the room when we were doing the sex scenes, and they wouldn’t leave.’
She told Deadline magazine: ‘The idea of a closed set is absolutely sacrosanct. But for these room monitors, their jobs were more sacrosanct to them. So they were in the scenes with us.’
They insisted on being present to ensure nothing was damaged in the 18th-century stately home (above) used as a location
The hit show, largely set in Regency London, was viewed in an estimated 63million households around the world in its first month on Netflix.
The streaming platform confirmed this week that there will be a second season, due to start filming in April.
It will feature the eldest Bridgerton sibling Anthony – played by Jonathan Bailey – who is the focus of the second of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, on which the show is based.
The streaming platform confirmed this week that there will be a second season, due to start filming in April
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