[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 2 of Bridgerton.]
Taking part in an integral function behind the love matches in each Season 1 and Season 2, Girl Danbury is aware of a factor or two about talking her reality and getting these round her to do the identical. One of the crucial essential connections in Season 2 happens between her and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), who she takes into her house alongside Kate’s mom Girl Mary (Shelley Conn) and Kate’s sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran).
A daring and outspoken particular person herself, Kate finds a kindred spirit in Girl Danbury, which Andoh was excited to discover. At first, they will’t appear to see eye-to-eye about easy methods to safe Edwina a match, however their push-pull dynamic ultimately creates a robust bond.
“I all the time suppose if you get a bit grit in a relationship, that’s the place you get the pearl that comes on the finish of it,” Andoh tells TV Insider. “And so for me, I believe that Girl Danbury sees a number of herself in Kate, that sense of accountability, of making an attempt to work out what technique’s going to assist me obtain my objective.”
“Kate has all of it mapped out,” Andoh acknowledges. However not like Girl Danbury, Kate’s expertise within the ton is nonexistent. Girl Danbury has the attitude of somebody who has lived. “Girl Danbury is saying to Kate, ‘We're on the identical crew. We each wish to obtain the identical intention, which is for Edwina to discover a match that can carry her safety and pleasure and assist her to thrive on this social world.'”
Girl Danbury works to extinguish a few of Kate’s fireplace for the sake of her household’s future. Andoh says her character “needs to highschool Kate as a result of she needs her to attain her intention.” That intention got here underneath fireplace when Girl Mary’s dad and mom paid Girl Danbury and the Sharmas a go to, and it’s one of many largest causes that Girl Danbury feels for Kate.
“She actually has Kate’s again, however I believe there are occasions when she needs to take her by her shoulders and shake her and go, ‘Decelerate,'” Andoh says with amusing. “I believe she loves the truth that Kate wins at Pall Mall, that she will trip a horse. That’s the form of fabulous younger lady that she loves.”
One lesson that Girl Danbury discovered to be most important when taking Kate underneath her wing was, “she needs [Kate] to grasp, life will not be about infinite self-sacrifice, that's not the best way to a contented life,” Andoh says. And as individuals who tuned into Season 2 know, this sort of pondering ultimately leads Kate into the arms of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) who initially chased after Edwina earlier than he might not deny his affection for her.
Hopefully, viewers will achieve a brand new perspective on Girl Danbury as she seems in Bridgerton‘s Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) spinoff. The collection will function Girl Danbury at numerous factors in her life together with as a younger lady like Kate. In contrast to Kate who joins the ton as an “previous maid,” Girl Danbury “was already at court docket,” Andoh says by the point Queen Charlotte arrived.
“She is the Queen’s good friend,” Andoh says of Girl Danbury, who took Charlotte underneath her wing in court docket when she arrived as a younger bride. “No matter it's the queen wants, Girl Danbury will likely be there for her.” Nevertheless it isn’t nearly friendship both; Andoh acknowledges her character’s respect for custom. “She honors that hierarchy dynamic.”
And simply as Girl Danbury honors that hierarchy, as viewers we are able to’t assist however honor her for being one of many ton’s finest. Keep tuned for extra from Andoh with upcoming seasons of Bridgerton and the Queen Charlotte spinoff on Netflix.
Bridgerton, Season 2, Streaming now, Netflix