Season 2 of Bridgerton is officially confirmed by the makers of the show. The actor who will be entering the star cast for Season 2 is Simone Ashley. She is an NRI who is of South Asian origin in UK Entertainment. The filming of the Second Season will commence in Spring 2021.
Who is Simone Ashely
Simone Ashley is popularly known for her role in Sex Education as Olivia Hanan, who is one of the mean girls in the popular British teen comedy series. She was also seen in the shows BroadChurch and Pokemon Detective Pikachu.
From which Institution did Simone get her acting lessons?
She groomed her acting skills from the renowned ArtsEd School which is situated in the Cheswick area of London. The Acting School has some super successful alumni, but did you know Julie Andrews, who voices Lady Whistledown in the show Bridgerton, also went to the same school. Her British accent in the show Sex Education she has naturally British and 100% real accent.
Did you know Simone has South Asian Roots ethnicity-wise?
Simone feels super proud of her South Asian heritage. She is super supportive of her Co South Asian actors in the Entertainment industry. Ashley has been speaking her mind about the struggles she has experienced as an actor and for being South Asian. She has faced this issue a lot during the audition process. She is a Tamil British.
In an interview with Vaylex, she said,” As is being typecast, being looked over because of the color of your skin, losing roles to girls that are more ‘relatable’ to target audiences and markets. But if I surrender to all that, where would I be going? Nowhere! Fuck that.”
What is her role in Season2 of Bridgerton?
She will be playing Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest in Season 2. The makers of the show changed her character’s name from Kate Sheffield which was the original character name in the book, changing it into Kate Sharma to give honor to her Indian ethnicity. Mindy Kaling could not hold her happiness and expressed her joy and introduce the young actress for Season 2.
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