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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey Shares His Journey Of Coming Out

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The trailer of long-awaited Bridgerton’s Season 2 is Out! It is one of the most popular series on Netflix based on New York’s best-selling novels by Julia Quinn. Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton in the series, recently gave some insight into his personal life and life as an actor. He revealed the struggles of a gay person in the film industry.

Related: Everything we know about Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 2

Jonathan Bailey Reveals the Attitude of Film Industry Towards Gay Actors

In his interview with GQ UK, Bailey said that there were certain times when powerful people in the industry told him:

“There’s two thing we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.”

It’s disheartening to hear those words when one has their dreams in front of them and their sexuality is being seen as a hurdle in one’s journey. He says that those words had an effect on him and he felt that.

“I thought that in order to be happy I needed to be straight.” 

Additionally, Bailey said that it was complex for him and there was a point where he wanted to be more concerned about openly expressing love to his boyfriend than getting apart. 

Related: We have a new Trailer for Bridgerton Season 2!

Bailey has always been vocal about Homophobia

Bailey reveals the prejudice that is faced by gay people and how it affects their career and even their mindsets. Moreover, it’s not the first time Jonathan has spoken about a homophobic attitude in Hollywood. In an interview with the Evening Standard, he said,

“Everyone should be able to play absolutely everything.”

He believes that straight actors play a gay’s role well so gays can also play heterosexual characters just like his character “Anthony Bridgerton”.

Furthermore, in the interview he said:

“We need to be a lot more open to the idea of s*xes playing different sides. There have been amazing performances by straight people playing gay and by gay people playing straight.” 

Jonathan Bailey is ready to take over the world with “Bridgerton Season 2” and his character Anthony Bridgerton. It’s always nice to see actors revealing how much of a positive or negative impact people in powerful positions can make. They can either open doors or make the journey more complex for marginalized people. 

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