Simone Ashley, known for playing Olivia in Sex Education, was cast as Anthony Kate Sharma’s love interest in Bridgerton Season 2.
Sex educationSimone Ashley was cast for the lead role of Kate Sharma in Bridgerton season 2. Based on Julia Quinn’s popular series of books, Bridgerton premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day and was an instant hit, becoming the greatest streamer show ever made. Often described as Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice, the series is set at Regency Era-London in the early 1800s. It follows the life of the aristocratic Bridgerton family during the first season of competition, all narrated by gossip writer Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews). While Season 1 focused primarily on the tumultuous romance between Bridgerton’s eldest daughter Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Duke of Hastings Simon (Regé-Jean Page), Season 2 will follow Bridgerton’s brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey). looking for her own love interest. .
Now Bridgerton found her female lead role in season 2 in Simone Ashley, according to Deadline. Known for her role as bad girl Olivia Hanan in the hit British Netflix series Sex education, Ashley will star opposite Anthony de Bailey as her sweetheart for Kate Sharma. New to London, Kate is described as a “intelligent and stubborn young woman who does not suffer from fools” including Anthony. With Season 2 set to continue the multi-racial world created in Season 1, Bridgerton the producers changed Kate Sharma, who was called Kate Sheffield in the books, to be of Indian descent.
Bridgerton Season 2, which is slated to go into production in the spring, is based on the second novel in the series, The viscount who loved me. Fans of the books will remember The viscount who loved me saw Anthony set his sights on Edwina Sheffield before finding himself drawn to Edwina’s older sister Kate, who is described in the novels as “the most carefree woman ever to be decorated in a London ballroom.Although few details on season 2 of the Shondaland series have been revealed, series creator Chris Van Dusen has promised the new season of Bridgerton will feature many new characters, starting with Kate.
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