Another scoop worthy of Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers: The cast of Bridgerton is nearly unrecognizable outside of the show.
The Netflix series, which premiered in 2020, quickly won over viewers with its grand set pieces and lavish 19th-century aesthetics. The actors, including Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Jonathan Bailey and Nicola Coughlan, were relative newcomers when Bridgerton debuted on the streaming platform. So, seeing what the stars look like in the real world is surprising — to say the least.
Part of the magic that makes Bridgerton feel authentic as a period piece comes from the costumes. “Basically, all together, inclusive of our principal wardrobe, there were costume pieces equaling 7,500,” costume designer Ellen Mirojnick told Harper’s Bazaar in December 2020, noting that the figure refers to individual items rather than outfits. “It’s kind of like cooking. You need to have the ingredients to be able to make the costume that’s necessary.”
The show creatives’ infused the traditions of the Regency era with a “modern sensibility” with embellishments, bright colors and more.
Scroll through the gallery below to see what the cast of Bridgerton looks like on screen and off: