Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh says she hopes the Netflix show will give black children a sense of belonging as she reveals she is ‘touched’ to see girls and boys dressing up as Lady Danbury
Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh has said she wants the hit Netflix show to give black youngsters a sense of belonging.
The actress, 59, said she has felt touched by seeing black children dressing up as straight-talking Lady Danbury, adding that she hopes it makes them feel like they have a ‘place’.
She told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I get pictures from little girls and boys dressed as Lady Danbury, I think it’s lovely.
Hit show: Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh has said she wants the hit Netflix show to give black youngsters a sense of belonging
‘You kind of go, oh these children are going to grow up feeling like they have a place – not like they are being tolerated.’
Speaking about her own childhood growing up in a Gloucestershire farming community, Adjoa said she often felt singled out and that she wasn’t ‘seen’.
The Invictus star, who moved to the West Country from Leeds, said: ‘Some people were like, “We can’t have that colored girl in here – what would the neighbors think!”‘
She added that she and her family were ‘enormously welcomed’ by other people, as she compared her mother to her character Lady Danbury.
Role model: The actress (pictured), 59, said she has felt touched by seeing black children dressing up as straight-talking Lady Danbury
Based on a series of books of the same name by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton follows the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love in Regency-era England.
In the upcoming second series, Lady Danbury takes in the Sharma family – sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran), and their mother Lady Mary (Shelley Conn) – who travel to London from India to take part in the social season .
Both sisters quickly fall for the charms of Lord Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey.
Adapted from The Viscount Who Loved Me, the new season is set to center on Anthony’s search to find a wife.
New series: Lady Danbury is set to take in the Sharma family – sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran), and their mother Lady Mary (Shelley Conn)
But in true Bridgerton fashion, ‘a considerable scandal’ is promised to ensue when he gets caught up in a love triangle with the two sisters.
The new season of the show seems to be as racy as the last, with scenes of a naked Anthony covering his modesty in his bedroom and in wet clothing after falling in the river as the result of some flirtatious behavior.
Bridgerton quickly gained the title of Netflix’s most-watched series to date, garnering over 82 million views worldwide.
Series two airs on Netflix from March 25.