Black lesbian actress Golda Rosheuvel took delight in “creating space” for other people who identify with her, according to her remarks in an interview with Bridgerton.
Bridgerton is a popular romantic period drama, and in an interview with Page Six of the New York Post, Golda Rosheuvel—who portrays Queen Charlotte—said that she feels “privileged and blessed” to be homosexual, a woman, and Black.
She acknowledged that “stories have been told by the privileged” for a long time and added that she is conscious of the significance of her position as a woman of color and her ability to pave the way for emerging talent.
Folks of color, particularly Black and brown folks, as well as Shonda Rhimes, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Ryan Coogler, are now the ones opening doors, in my opinion.
She went on to say, “Then we can break down barriers so that Black and brown people can be in a lavish, sexy, scandalous, beautiful representation of life.” She went on to say that having a Black queen in Netflix’s most popular historical drama would be a huge step in that direction.
“We are still a long way off, but we are certainly making progress.”
The British actress has stated her pride in her identity.
“I consider myself extremely fortunate and fortunate to be one of the few people in this world who identify as gay, female, and Black,” Golda Rosheuvel went on to say.
“I don’t mean to imply that I speak for a community; in fact, I am just one voice among many. Nevertheless, I do believe that even the smallest of voices does contribute to the creation of something truly remarkable, something that future generations can look back on with pride.”
Just over a month after its Netflix premiere, the Regency-era historical drama been renewed for a second season. Upon its premiere on Netflix on December 25, 2020, the series quickly became a success, satisfying a thirsty and captive audience with much-needed escapism.
Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevor) search for a spouse takes place in this 1813-set serial. She and Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (René-Jean Page), engage in a staged romance to pique the curiosity of other suitors as her chances of being married start to dwindle.
Upon its debut, the series received high praise from critics, who lauded Bridgerton for its varied and inclusive cast and plots inspired by Jane Austen.
The apparent absence of LGBT+ stories, however, upset many people. After the series’ teaser included a homosexual sex scene but offered no LGBT storylines, it was swiftly accused of queerbaiting.