How “Bridgerton” Sex Scenes Were “Intricately Choreographed” Before Filming

The glossy period show, which marks Shonda Rhimes’ first collaboration with Netflix, basically sees an amalgamation of Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey against a London backdrop with a generous sprinkle of scandal and drama.


And the pair share quite a few steamy scenes that you probably wouldn’t want to watch with your parents. Unfortunately for Phoebe, however, she’s currently quarantining with her family, which means things can get a little awkward…

“I’m happy for Mum and Dad to see it, because they know the industry, and they know how hard I worked, and how much it meant to me getting that role,” the 25-year-old revealed in a recent interview with the Guardian. “But not my grandparents. And with my younger brother…well, it’s awkward.”


“I watched the show with the whole family, even the grandparents managed to watch it,” she said. “I had to sit there and fast forward on high alert with the remote control. We managed it just about.”


“We would rehearse the sex scenes like stunts,” she told the Guardian. “I would literally know exactly where a guy was going to put his hand at what moment. And we’d have props, like mats, that went in between us.”


She added: “It was more intricately choreographed than our dance routines in a way, so I never really felt exposed at all”


“There were room monitors in the room when we were doing the sex scenes, and they wouldn’t leave,” she went on. “We would be shooting a sex scene and they would say, ‘Can you go easy on the bed, go easy on the bedpost.'”

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