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Bridgerton author defends Queen Charlotte casting


#Bridgerton spoilers follow.

#Bridgerton is the brand new eight-part series that was released on #Netflix on #Christmas #Day. #It comes from #Shondaland, #Shonda #Rhimes’ production company, and is part of her multi-million pound contract with the streaming service.

#Based on the books by #Julia #Quinn, the show is set in #Regency-era #London and takes a look at the lives of eight siblings from the wealthy #Bridgerton family. #It has a unique twist as an anonymous persona named #Lady #Whistledown shares all of the city’s biggest scandals in a pamphlet.

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#In a recent interview with The #Times, #Quinn said that she is supportive of #Netflix’s ‘colour-conscious’ decision to cast #Queen #Charlotte as #Black.

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#Related: #Bridgerton showrunner discusses how long series could run for

“#Many historians believe she had some #African background. #It’s a highly debated point and we can’t DNA test her so I don’t think there’ll ever be a definitive answer,” she explained.

#Quinn added that #Bridgerton cast #Golda #Rosheuvel as #Queen #Charlotte and several other #Black actors for a specific reason.

#She said: “#It was very much a conscious choice, not a blind choice.”

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#Related: #Bridgerton’s #Nicola #Coughlan says finale is ‘one of the most satisfying’ she’s ever watched

#Queen #Charlotte reigned for nearly 60 years and was married to #King #George III until she died in 1818. #She was also the great-great-great-great grandmother of the current #Queen #Elizabeth.

#Born in #Germany, #Queen #Charlotte was the daughter of a #Duke and descended from #Margarita de #Castro y #Sousa, which was the #Black branch of the #Portuguese #Royal #House.

#While #Queen #Charlotte’s racial identity has never been entirely confirmed, many art historians have found that some of her portraits depicted traditional features of someone with #African heritage. #Queen #Charlotte’s assumed race wasn’t public knowledge until many years after her death.

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#Bridgerton is available to stream now on #Netflix.



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