Brimsley and Reynolds are key to ‘Queen Charlotte’

Brimsley and Reynolds are two of the most critical figures in advancing the royal romance at the heart of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, in their roles as key Royal staff.

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BOSSIP spoke to Sam Clemmett (Brimsley) and Freddie Dennis (Reynolds) about the hit Netflix series and the challenges they faced playing the Queen’s Man and King’s Man, who are in sort of the people closest to them on the show.

“One of the hardest things about playing Reynolds and Brimsley is this idea that in your butler duties you can’t really show how you feel about something, no matter how much you love it. or you care about who you care for,” Freddie Dennis told BOSSIP. “So as a really fascinating and sometimes difficult actor to live with, ‘How can I be human right now? In my response to what’s going on.

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fans of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story have Brimsley and Reynolds to thank for keeping the lines of communication open between Charlotte and George when their circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

“There was a constant conversation with Tom Verica, our director, on set that went along this line: ‘How often can I have an opinion on something in our conversations and our dealings with the King and Queen respectively? “Samuel Clemmett agreed. “Speaking for Brimsley, there are times when we really try to push that without explicitly telling him or giving him advice.”

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“You know, a lot of what we do on this show is unsaid,” Clemmett added. “It is what is not said and it is said in a look. And then I think back, when it comes to our relationship, the time when they’re kind of together and they don’t even have to look at each other or say anything to each other is when he’s so physically supporting her in episode five that he has his hand raised as she hesitates in the hallway and nothing is said. They don’t look at each other but she knows he’s there for her and that’s the foundation of their relationship.

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Brimsley and Reynolds’ relationship also added an incredible new dynamic to the Bridgerton series, with the pair engaging in the first scenes of same-sex intimacy between two main characters we’ve seen in the series so far.

“I think it was really important in a period piece that there were clear relationships explored on screen and that paralleled all the other relationships and lived on so beautifully and joyfully in the show, I think it’s really, really important and it’s really empowering. for us to tell this story,” Freddie Dennis told us.

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“I think everyone should feel represented by what they see in film and TV and it’s just more than a privilege to be part of a world that celebrates inclusion and diversity as much as that queen charlotte And Bridgerton, Sam Clemmett told BOSSIP. “For the intimacy scenes, we had the brilliant intimacy coordinators Lucy Fennell and Lizzie Tolbert. They watched over us and created a very comfortable respectful set for us to do our thing.

And what they did indeed! We still have so many questions about what happened to Reynolds and why we see Brimsley alone at the end. Hopefully we get more Brimsleys and Reynolds in the next season of Bridgerton Also!

The six episodes of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story are streaming now on Netflix.

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