Jonathan Bailey Defends Lack Of Sex Scenes In 'Bridgerton' Season 2

Taylor Sakellis
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This is essentially going to be a gushing love letter to the greatest Netflix show of all time, Bridgerton. If you have not watched season two of this beloved series, I urge you to click out of this article immediately.

Good, now that we're all real fans here, can we just talk about how this season is being regarded as better even though it has much less sex? Just when we thought we had this show all figured out!

When the first season of "Bridgerton" hit Netflix in late 2020, it quickly became known for its gorgeous cast members and steamy sex scenes.


I mean, we all remember that yogurt spoon scene, right?

So, when season two of the beloved series hit Netflix, I was ready for even more steamy action.

However, season two was much more of a tease.

I'm talking lots of heavy breathing, whispers in dark corners, and of course, the all too titillating hand graze.

Of course I can't speak for everyone, but I truly didn't mind the lack of steamy sex scenes!

Not only did it make it much less awkward to watch with others, but it made us focus on those important small details that can be so sexy on their own!

Now, Jonathan Bailey is defending the lack of knocking boots in the series' second season.


"It would have been wrong for Kate and Anthony to have got physical any sooner than they did," the actor explained to USA Today.

"And I think the payoff is really earned."

“What you lose in sex scenes you gain in a deeper human understanding, which hopefully enriches the world so that the future intimacy scenes won’t be the heavy feature, and [you] won’t have to lean on them as much,” he added.

"It’s right to surprise an audience and keep them on their toes a bit."

The show's creator Chris Van Dusen echoed Jonathan's sentiments, saying: "We never do a sex scene for the sake of doing a sex scene, and we never will. All of the intimate scenes have a larger purpose. That was true for Season 1. It’s definitely true for Season 2."

h/t: USA Today