Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley worlds away from Regency London in cropped top and sequinned sheer skirt

Bridgerton newcomer Simone Ashley was worlds away from the drama’s Regency London setting as she stepped out to the glitzy season two premiere of the Netflix show the Tate Modern in the capital on Tuesday.

The actress, 26, who plays Kate Sharma in the Netflix show, ensured all eyes were on her as she gave a glimpse at her midriff in a white cropped top with ruffled detail.

She wore a sheer black skirt with sequinned floral embroidery and opted for black satin high-band hot pants underneath.

Glamor puss: Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley, 26, was worlds away from the drama’s Regency London setting in a cropped top and sequinned sheer skirt at the season two premiere Tuesday

Her skirt featured a ruffled olive green velvet hem and she wore a pair of black net stockings.

The star opted for a pair of long sleeve gloves in the same pattern as her skirt.

She added a few inches to her stature with a pair of black heels and wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial features.

In style: The actress, who plays Kate Sharma in the Netflix show, ensured all eyes were on her as she gave a glimpse at her midriff in a white cropped top with ruffled detail

In style: The actress, who plays Kate Sharma in the Netflix show, ensured all eyes were on her as she gave a glimpse at her midriff in a white cropped top with ruffled detail

Screen star: The actress will be seen as new character Kate in the Regency era period drama set in London in the new series (pictured in show)

Screen star: The actress will be seen as new character Kate in the Regency era period drama set in London in the new series (pictured in show)

Simone wore some dazzling diamond earrings for her outing to complete her glamorous look.

The premiere comes after she said there is ‘a lot of sexual tension’ in season two of the Netflix show, adding that she will not be watching it with her mother and father Latha and Gunasekharan to save herself from embarrassment.

In an interview with NET-A-PORTER’s digital magazine PORTER, she said: ‘The second season is much grittier. There’s a lot of drama and a lot of sexual tension.

Fashionista: She wore a sheer black skirt with sequinned floral embroidery and opted for black satin high-band hot pants underneath as she posed alongside co-star Jonathan Bailey

Fashionista: She wore a sheer black skirt with sequinned floral embroidery and opted for black satin high-band hot pants underneath as she posed alongside co-star Jonathan Bailey

Famous friends: Simone looked content in the company of Jonathan who plays the character of Anthony Bridgerton

Famous friends: Simone looked content in the company of Jonathan who plays the character of Anthony Bridgerton

Drama: According to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony and Kate as sex scenes have been curbed

Drama: According to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony and Kate as sex scenes have been curbed

‘My parents will be watching it – but not with me!’

In the Q&A, Simone – who was born Simone Ashwini Pillai – also opened up on her views about representing the South Asian community.

Simone’s parents are Tamil Indians, but the former Broadchurch star doesn’t want to be a ‘spokesperson for Indian people’.

In the detail: Simone wore some dazzling diamond earrings for her outing to complete her glamorous look

In the detail: Simone wore some dazzling diamond earrings for her outing to complete her glamorous look

Fashion focus: Her skirt featured a ruffled olive green velvet hem and she wore a pair of black net stockings

Fashion focus: Her skirt featured a ruffled olive green velvet hem and she wore a pair of black net stockings

Completing the look: The star opted for a pair of long sleeve gloves in the same pattern as her skirt

Completing the look: The star opted for a pair of long sleeve gloves in the same pattern as her skirt

She said: ‘I am deeply proud of my heritage [but] no, I’m not a spokesperson for Indian people, I’m an actress. For me, my responsibility is to read the script, do the work, turn up on set and do a great job. That’s it.

‘I guess everyone deals with it in their own way, but I am an actress at the end of the day. Opportunities should be open for any individual, and I just think us being there is enough. ‘

The former Sex Education star opens up about having a busy work schedule, but will still find the time for self-care, not having her phone insight is one of the ways she achieves this.

What's in store: Her outing comes after she said there is 'a lot of sexual tension' in season two of the Netflix show

What’s in store: Her outing comes after she said there is ‘a lot of sexual tension’ in season two of the Netflix show

While the plot may have sexual tension between the characters running through it, Netflix bosses have decided to curb the number of sex scenes in Bridgerton as the new series features just three minutes of raunchy moments.

The racy period drama became well-known for its steamy scenes in season one, primarily featuring Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and The Duke Of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).

But according to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), as their flirtation ‘doesn’t progress beyond a nearly kiss’.

Shy and retiring: Simone said she will not be watching it with her mother and father Latha and Gunasekharan to save herself from embarrassment

Shy and retiring: Simone said she will not be watching it with her mother and father Latha and Gunasekharan to save herself from embarrassment

Out on the town: Simone posed-up with Jonathan and Charithra Chandran, who plays Alex Rider in the show, who wore a glamorous floral dress

Out on the town: Simone posed-up with Jonathan and Charithra Chandran, who plays Alex Rider in the show, who wore a glamorous floral dress

It is understood there will be just three minutes of sex scenes in the upcoming series while it is believed viewers will have to wait until the end of episode seven for a real raunchy scene.

Defending toning down on sex scenes in the series, creator Chris Van Dusen said: ‘It was never about quantity for us and our approach to intimacy on the show was the same as season one.’

He said they use intimate scenes to ‘push a story forward’, adding: ‘We’ve never done a sex scene for the sake of doing a sex scene and I don’t think we ever will.

‘It all serves a larger purpose and it’s a different story this season and different characters, we’re with Anthony and Kate most of the season and that’s very different from Daphne and Simon. It’s a different story. ‘

The entire season will premiere on Netflix this Friday, March 25.

On screen: The entire season will premiere on Netflix this Friday, March 25

On screen: The entire season will premiere on Netflix this Friday, March 25

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