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Bridgerton Actor: I Had No Support Amid Psychotic Breaks

Ruby Barker faults Netflix, Shondaland

(Newser) - Ruby Barker felt her star rise as she appeared in Netflix's smash hit Bridgerton, but it was not an enjoyable time. As she reveals in a podcast interview, the British actor suffered not one but two psychotic breaks after filming the first season of the period drama, which saw...

Netflix Plans to Launch 'Netflix House' Destinations

They'll feature dining, shopping, live experiences based on shows like 'Stranger Things'

(Newser) - After the success of pop-up fan experiences based on shows including Stranger Things, Bridgerton, and Money Heist, Netflix is planning to launch some permanent destinations. Josh Simon, the company's vice president of consumer products, tells Bloomberg that the "Netflix House" locations will feature a mix of dining, retail,...

Netflix Sues Over Bridgerton Musical

Fan tribute is evolving into a commercial success

(Newser) - Music based on the hit Netflix series Bridgerton has been a success. Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear wrote 15 songs, picking up fans on TikTok, then released an album that won a Grammy in April. The fans included Netflix, the Verge reports. "Absolutely blown away by the Bridgerton musical...

Bridgerton Hair and Makeup Designer Dead of COVID

2 weeks after accepting an Emmy award in LA

(Newser) - On Sept. 19, Marc Pilcher accepted an Emmy Award for his hair and makeup design work on Bridgerton. Two weeks later, he died of COVID-19. The 53-year-old tested negative for the virus multiple times as he traveled from the UK to Los Angeles and back again for the ceremony, but...

Bridgerton Author Says Drunk Driver Killed Her Father, Sister

'I have lost my father, and I don't have my sister with whom to grieve,' Julia Quinn says

(Newser) - "I have lost my father, and I don't have my sister with whom to grieve," Bridgerton author Julia Quinn said in a Facebook post Wednesday night. She said father Steve Cotler, 77, and sister Ariana Cotler, 37, were killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in...

Bridgerton Fans Take Star's Defection Hard

Rege-Jean Page won't be back next season

(Newser) - He has his reasons, but the Duke of Hastings' decision to take his leave is upsetting Bridgerton fans. A typical viewer reaction was posted by Dionne Warwick. "I WILL NOT have it," the singer tweeted . Nonetheless, Rege-Jean Page will not appear for the second season of the period...

Everyone Curtsy to Netflix's 'Biggest Series Ever'

Period drama 'Bridgerton' had 82 million households tune in during its first 28 days

(Newser) - Downton Abbey is so 2015. Bridgerton is the new period drama in town, and Netflix now says the show has become its "biggest series ever." The drama—based on the historical romance novels of author Julia Quinn, and which the BBC describes as being a "Regency-era Gossip ...

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