Bridgerton author Julia Quinn has seen her plotlines and characters reach millions of people across the world with Netflix’s hit adaptation. Since its release on Christmas Day 2020, the streaming platform has helped take her already bestselling book series to even greater heights. 

But whilst viewers can’t help wondering who narrates Bridgerton(opens in new tab) and what shows like Bridgerton(opens in new tab) are out there for when they finish the series, as the author of the Bridgerton books, Julia Quinn is in a uniquely knowledgeable position. 

Watching talented actors such as Regé-Jean Page(opens in new tab) and Phoebe Dynevor(opens in new tab) bring characters such as Simon, Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton to life on screen is surely a dream come true for a writer. 

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Julia Quinn certainly seems delighted with the Netflix period drama, though there might just be one small scene she would change. 


But which one is it?


Taking to Instagram, Bridgerton author Julia Quinn revealed her feelings about one scene in particular. It may surprise fans to learn it’s Prudence Featherington’s famous fainting scene in Bridgerton episode 1 when she is presented to Queen Charlotte. 

The writer posted a picture of Prudence, brilliantly played by Bessie Carter, looking up embarrassed from the floor, whilst everyone else looks on astonished. This includes her less-than-impressed mother, Lady Featherington.  

Calling the post a ‘Prudence Featherington appreciation post’ in the caption, Julia went on to reveal what small thing she’d change about this iconic scene.

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“I tell everyone that there’s not a thing I’d change about @bridgertonnetflix — except maybe I’d like a few more seconds of Prudence fainting. Because seriously, guys, how awesome is Bessie Carter as Prudence??? Her expressions… her SINGING!!! Plus, her Instagram is awesome: @missbessb”.

Prudence may not have the most major role in Bridgerton season one, but it seems Julia couldn’t be more impressed with talented actor Bessie’s portrayal of her. 

Bessie’s previous roles include TV series Beecham House and Howards End.  

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In Bridgerton, Prudence Featherington is the older sister of Philippa, played by Harriet Cains, and Penelope, played by Nicola Coughlan. Their parents Baron and Lady Featherington are wonderfully portrayed by Ben Miller and Polly Walker respectively. 

Like the Bridgerton family, the Featheringtons are keen for their children to make suitable marriages. 

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Featherington siblings if Netflix announces a much-longed for Bridgerton season 2. 


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