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    12 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Those "Bridgerton" Sex Scenes

    The show's intimacy coordinator had hand signals to communicate with Phoebe and Regé and make sure they were OK to go.

    By now, if you're a Netflix subscriber, you've almost definitely watched Bridgerton.


    More than 82 million households have watched the show, so it's just a matter of probability at this point.

    As you probably know, the show's sex scenes have caused quite a stir. Recently, the show's intimacy coordinator, Lizzy Talbot, sat down with the BuzzFeed Daily podcast to talk about her experience with the show. Here are some facts we learned from Talbot — and from other interviews — specifically about those Bridgerton sex scenes:

    1. Before becoming an intimacy coordinator, Talbot started as a fight coordinator.

    2. It took weeks to prepare for the show's sex scenes.

    3. During blocking rehearsals for intimate scenes, they would sometimes put mats between the actors.


    "We'd have props, like mats, that went in between us," Dynevor told the Guardian in an interview.

    4. Talbot developed a signal with Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page to make sure they were comfortable.


    "I developed like a signaling system with Phoebe and Regé that I knew that they were good to go," Talbot told BuzzFeed Daily. They would use these signals before shots to indicate that everything was good and the shot could proceed.

    5. The library scene was the first scene that Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page shot together.

    Simon and Daphne having sex on a ladder in a library in "Bridgerton" episode 6

    But Talbot wasn't worried about them. "I knew they were absolute pros at that point, and they knew what they were gonna do," she said.

    6. And it was filmed at the Reform Club in London, which only started allowing women inside in the 1980s!

    7. There's a lot of paperwork that goes into intimacy scenes, like nudity contracts.


    Talbot told BuzzFeed Daily that her role encompasses a lot in a production, from preparing the actors for their scenes, to making sure the director's vision is realized, and even to making sure the legal side is covered and the actors have agreed to "nudity riders," or parts of their contracts that specifically lay out what can and can't be shown on screen in terms of their bodies.

    8. Because of the delicate and historical shooting locations, there would be "room monitors" to make sure nothing got broken during sex scenes.

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    "We would be shooting a sex scene and they would say, 'Can you go easy on the bed, go easy on the bed post,'" director Julie Anne Robinson told Deadline.

    9. In fact, all the sex scenes at Castle Howard (which included scenes in the Duke's bedroom) were completed in the first couple months of filming.

    10. Talbot thinks that one of Dynevor's bravest scenes was the masturbation scene.

    Daphne in bed during the masturbation scene

    "It was incredibly brave of Phoebe to take that scene on, because you're not working with anyone else," Talbot said. "So that was an incredibly brave and vulnerable thing that Phoebe took on, and I have so much respect for her."

    11. Talbot gets tons of messages about Regé-Jean Page in her Instagram DMs.

    12. Sales of four-post beds in the UK have reportedly increased by more than 100% since the show hit Netflix.

    A four-poster bed in a a London apartment styled in the Georgian period
    Andreas Von Einsiedel / Getty Images

    That's according to sales numbers from UK furniture company Argos. You know, just in case you want to re-create some scenes with or without your own intimacy coordinator.

    Check out the entire interview with Lizzy Talbot below for more tidbits about working on Bridgerton!

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