The ‘Bridgerton’ Intimacy Coordinator Says Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor’s Chemistry ‘Built’ During Filming

Bridgerton premiered on Netflix on Dec. 25, 2020, and the show has become known for its well-choreographed romantic scenes. Lizzy Talbot worked on Bridgerton as an intimacy coordinator and helped make the famous romantic scenes on the Netflix show possible.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Talbot revealed what it was like working on the show. She also gave away details about the chemistry between actors Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor.

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton on 'Bridgerton'
Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton on ‘Bridgerton’ | LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020

Why an intimacy coordinator was needed for ‘Bridgerton’

In Bridgerton, Page stars as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, and Dynevor stars as Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family. In an interview posted by E! Red Carpet and Award Shows, Dynevor discussed how much work was done with the intimacy coordinator to make sure filming Bridgerton felt safe for everyone.

“I feel really proud of those scenes,” Dynevor said. “We worked really hard at making them feel real and also, you know, I was very safe, I felt very safe with Regé and an intimacy coordinator. We blocked them out like they were intricate stunts.”

Dynevor also said that the intimate sex scenes were necessary to tell the characters’ story on the show.

“It’s so important for the journey of the characters to see those scenes…,” she said. “They’re there to tell this story of and this sort of sexual awakening that Daphne’s having and I think that’s so important for her story, particularly.”

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Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor’s chemistry ‘built’ while filming ‘Bridgerton’

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Talbot was asked about Page and Dynevor’s chemistry as Simon and Daphne. According to Talbot, the two had a “friendly connection” when they first began working on the show.

“So there was obviously such a like a lovely, friendly connection between them when I first started, because I don’t think they’d actually been doing a huge amount of work together before I got involved,” she said.

Gradually, Dynevor and Page’s chemistry “built” as they rehearsed for the Netflix series.

“It sort of built as we went on really,” Talbot said. “Especially when we had so much rehearsal time, you know, when you’re doing those types of scenes you get to know someone pretty well… we had a lot of fun in those rehearsals and they were extensive.”

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The actors’ chemistry improved thanks to dance lessons

While Simon and Daphne’s chemistry seems natural in Bridgerton, Talbot explained that the actors working with a dance instructor helped their chemistry grow throughout rehearsals.

“Something that was really handy was that they were also working with the dance choreography, Jack Murphy, at the same time,” Talbot said on Access Hollywood. “And of course, there’s so much connection when you’re working with any of the ball scenes, if you’re doing any of those dances. You have to find that connection, and I know they had a lot of fun doing that.”