With a show that features both sex in and Bridgertonthe behind-the-scenes team has gotten more creative to make those intimate moments seem even more compelling.
jonathan baileywho plays Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix‘s bonkbuster period, has spoken of an unexpected accessory that was used during the filming of the sex scenes of the second season.
The Bridgerton actors work with an on-set intimacy coordinator, and Jonathan said it was “amazing” to see how “the whole industry has just sprung up, even in a year.”
“There are new tricks of the trade, little cushions, and it’s amazing what you can do with a half-inflated netball,” he said in an interview with the Radio Times.
Explaining how the unusual element helps in those intimate moments, he continued: “Well, if there are two people doing a sex scene, the rule is that they have to have three barriers separating them and there are certain acts where a ball of net half inflated can allow. for movement without having to physically connect.
“It’s really quite silly and we have some funny moments, but it makes it less awkward.”
simon ashleywho plays new character Kate Sharma, also discussed working with the intimacy coordinator, describing it as “a very safe environment” on set.
“I also trust that I can speak up if I don’t feel comfortable with anything,” she said.
“We worked with an incredible intimacy coordinator who encouraged us to portray what it is like for the female character to experience pleasure. It’s important that we see it, because it’s not that it doesn’t happen.”
Bridgerton’s second series sees Anthony and Kate take center stage, after the love affair of Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings was the main focus of the first series.
The second season of Bridgerton arrives on Netflix on Friday, March 25, while the new issue of Radio Times is on sale now.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.