Bridgerton S3 Will Show Kanthony In A Whole New Light

Simone Ashley is shipping Polin like the rest of us, too.

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Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey as Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton.

The second chapter of Netflix’s Regency-era drama Bridgerton focused heavily on the romance between Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). With Series 3 now well on the way, fans are anticipating the focus to shift to the love story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton (aka “Polin”). However, divulging details of the forthcoming third chapter, leading lady Ashely teased that Bridgerton Season 3 will also show a very different side to Kate and in turn, “Kanthony.”

Speaking to Elle in June 2023, Ashley teased that viewers can look forward to a much “softer side” of Kate, Viscountess Bridgerton, that will likely be showcased through her character’s wardrobe and her marriage to Anthony Bridgerton, who she is “quite content with.”

Meanwhile, during a Feb. 2023 interview with Grazia, Ashley said she is “really excited” for fans to witness “Kanthony” settle into married life and learn more about her character’s history. Speaking to the outlet, the actor also said she is “equally as excited” for the show to “focus on a new love story.” Ashley continued: “In season three, I’m really excited for everyone to see Penelope and Collin’s love story unfold because it's been a long time coming.”

On Bridgerton’s South Asian representation, Ashley went on to disclose to Grazia that one hair-oiling scene between the characters of Kate and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) stands out as a particular favorite of hers. “This is something that I experienced in my childhood with my mum putting coconut oil in my hair,” the actor shared. “That scene was really nostalgic for me, and I never thought that I would be portraying that on screen. I was really proud to see people finding the joy and seeing a moment in my culture that related to them on screen.”


As mentioned, the much-anticipated third chapter of Bridgerton is confirmed to be on the way. Although many details surrounding Season 3 are still yet to be announced, fans previously got their first glimpse of the newly-married Anthony and Kate Bridgerton in the forthcoming series after Bailey and Ashley shared a first look of the couple on Instagram with a caption that read, “#Kanthony reunited.”

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