Achieving sex scenes like the ones that can be seen in Bridgerton is not easy: it requires a lot of work, predisposition and respect on the part of the actors and the team, and above all else, an intimacy coordinator. Lizzy Talbot is in charge of filling this position and in an interview, she revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets.
The most complex of all the scenes was without a doubt what Talbot calls “the Taylor Swift montage”, in which the two protagonists – Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) – have sex all over the place. home days after your wedding.
The shot lasts three minutes in total and is set to music with the song Wildest Dreams by Swift. “A lot happens there,” said the coordinator during a talk with Insider. “We were in a lot of different places, all over the country. Inside, outside, climbing stairs We were everywhere! We worked dry and in the rain, on flagstone floors, against walls, and in beds from the Regency era. So there was a bit of a private circus ”.
Coordinate sex in Bridgerton
Coordinating all the details of that scene took months for the production team. “You work with actors who are wet, so you have to be careful with the wigs and the costumes,” Talbot explained.
“You also have to make sure that the clothes of modesty stay in place even if the actors are wet because they are often held with tape or glue, see that they stay in place even when doing some very energetic scenes,” he said.
And although anyone could imagine that these takes are uncomfortable to record, this is not always the case.
“It was hard to stay serious with them,” Talbot explained when discussing the sex scenes between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his lover Siena (Sabrina Bartlett): “They were always making jokes and going around the bush. We had a lot of fun together, always laughing. It really was a great moment. “
As for your favorite scene? Talbot says it’s the shot where Simon gives Daphne oral sex. “It was super cheeky of part of the production because women weren’t allowed to do that until 1980 and we’re breaking into something. In addition, the first sex scene we did is one of oral pleasure, “he said.