Bridgerton star reveals things will get ‘bestial’ with ‘dangerous' love triangle in season 2

This Bridgerton love triangle will see things heat up when the hit period drama finally returns...

Bridgerton love triangles have been revealed by Jonathan Bailey, seen here playing Anthony Bridgerton
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Who doesn’t love a Bridgerton love triangle? Now fans are in luck as Anthony Bridgerton's actor Jonathan Bailey has spilled the beans on the “dangerous” and “bestial” romances of Bridgerton season 2.

For the past year fans of the hit Netflix drama have been making their way through all the shows like Bridgerton and the best Bridgerton memes to tide them over until they’re transported back to Regency London again. Thankfully all that patience is about to pay off as we now officially have a release date for the second season.

On March 25, the show promises to be back bigger and better than ever. After all the steamy scenes between Daphne and Simon, Duke of Hastings in season 1, there are high expectations as the focus turns to Anthony. And it seems there's a major Bridgerton love triangle to help season 2 take things to the next level...



What Bridgerton love triangle can we expect from season 2?

If you’ve already raced through all the Bridgerton books in order—if not, why not?—then you’ll be aware of the major love triangle coming up in Bridgerton season 2. Following on from the first installment of the period drama that captured our hearts and minds with the steamy scenes and emotional connection blossoming between Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, season 2 turns its attention to Anthony Bridgerton. 

Played by Jonathan Bailey, Anthony is the oldest Bridgerton brother and, you guessed it, just like younger sis Daphne he’s in need of an advantageous marriage. The Bridgerton family tree will grow with the arrival of new cast members including Sex Education star Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, or Kate Bridgerton as she’s expected to become. 

But whilst Anthony’s eye is caught by Kate in both the book and show from what we already know of Bridgerton season 2, she’s not the Sharma he thinks is his ideal bride at first. That would be her sister Edwina Sharma, played by Charithra Chandran, and now Jonathan has revealed things could become “dangerous” as this Bridgerton love triangle arrives in the show. 

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Opening up to EW (opens in new tab) in an exciting new interview, Jonathan explained, “You can understand why he's drawn to both. And they're both drawn to him in turn. It's an interesting love triangle; it's dangerous when it's siblings.”

The actor even teased that when it comes to romance and a Bridgerton love triangle in season 2, fans better prepare for things to get “bestial”.

“It's bestial between them in a way season 1 wasn't,” he declared teasingly. “They're all animals with each other."

And it seems Anthony is ready to rock a love/hate relationship with Kate, as Jonathan admitted the fiery characters really know how to “hit each other’s buttons”.

Jonathan Bailey attends the Polo Ralph Lauren VIP suite during Wimbledon 2021

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"Enemies to lovers is extreme," the Bridgerton star teased. "They can hit each other's buttons within a second, and it's something that's instinctive. Their sense of self they project to other people, they can't do that [with one another]; they're naked in front of each other."

With Anthony and Kate literally and metaphorically naked in front of each other in season 2, poor Edwina looks set to be pushed out of this particular Bridgerton love triangle. But that doesn’t mean we’re not counting down the days until those “dangerous” and “bestial” scenes land on Netflix…

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