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Bridgerton actor Ben Miller jokes Jane Austen ‘wouldn’t approve’ of ‘saucy’ sex scenes in period drama

Bridgerton actor Ben Miller has warned viewers about the ‘saucy’ sex scenes in the anticipated period drama and jokes that author Jane Austen ‘wouldn’t approve’.

The Death In Paradise actor plays Lord Featherington in the series, which hits Netflix on Christmas Day and follows eight siblings in the Bridgerton family trying to find love in the Regency era.

Early reviews have teased the raunchy scenes with the women owning their sexuality despite the times.

Addressing the steamy moments, Ben said on Good Morning Britain: ‘It’s a little bit saucy, I don’t know that Jane Austin would approve.’

The 54-year-old actor revealed that they finished filming the series in January and were unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak which became widely known in March.

Teasing what viewers can expect from Bridgerton, Ben revealed: ‘The set itself was extraordinary, there were hundreds of people on set. It was like being in Regency London

‘We went to the most incredible locations. My house on the show is in Bath Crescent. It’s absolutely beautiful.

‘I love the ambition of the filmmakers… it’s extraordinary. You’ll be very proud of how england looks on this show.’

Ben has just finished filming another show for ITV and shared his relief that they were able to get through without any issues with Covid-19.

‘We filmed for 10 weeks, we were tested constantly for coronavirus. We made it through all the way, nobody got coronavirus,’ he said.

It’s safe to say there were no Tom Cruise-esque rants about health and safety on-set but Ben understands where the Mission: Impossible actor was coming from.

The TV star admitted: ‘I have a lot of sympathy for Tom Cruise. People say it was bullying, he wasn’t talking down to anyone.

‘It was concerning when you’re on set and there’s a lot of people there, you’ve got to follow the rules and if you don’t you could get in serious trouble.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV. 

Bridgerton arrives on Netflix on Christmas Day. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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