‘Bridgerton’: Jonathan Bailey Auditioned for a Completely Different Role Before Getting Cast as Anthony Bridgerton

It is not uncommon for actors to be heard for one role before being appointed to another. Bridgerton, the latest TV show from Shonda Rhimes, as an exception. When he heard about a part in the Netflix series, Jonathan Bailey did not apply for the Anthony Bridgerton role.

Anthony Bridgerton is the eldest of the Bridgerton family

Bridgerton was thrown without Lady Whistlefown
The Bridgerton family on Netflix’s Bridgerton | Liam Daniel / Netflix © 2020

Anthony is not just the older brother or sister of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor). He is 30 years old when Bridgerton begins and his life has changed dramatically since the death of his father.

On the death of the late Lord Bridgerton, Anthony inherits everything including the title of Viscount. He has to deal with changes in his life.

And all the while it looks like Daphne’s romance with Simon Basset (Regé-Jean page), Duke of Hastings, in bloom. But the magical duke is not new to Anthony. He knows Simon from school.

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