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‘When you’re an immigrant, you want to be assimilated’

The Netflix Original, Bridgerton has proved to be a phenomenon on the OTT platform and has cemented this fact by securing its place in the top 10 list of most-watched shows since its release in late March this year. Actress of South Asian descent, Charitra Chandran was sitting with her Indian co-star Simone Ashley at Netflix’s FYSEE experience at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles, when the two began talking about their roles and the second to iconic sister pair. How did he feel while playing? Bridgeton weather.

Bridgerton, since its conception in late December in 2020, was also admired and admired for its diverse cast from different ethnicities. This only escalated when Chandran and Ashley, who are both Indians, were cast in the lead roles in the series. The fact that both the actors have darker skin tone than most Indians in Hollywood movies created more ripples among the audience.

In an interview with Variety, Charita Chandran, who plays Edwina Sharma, said, “Coming to L.A., it was a dark moment because I spent my life escaping the sun. I’ve spent my entire life with a hat or a full So I didn’t tan. This is the first time in my life that I went outside and I was like, ‘I can feel this. I can tan.’ And I can feel beautiful. We’re in this situation, and maybe people look up to us, I don’t know. But I’m with all those young girls on this journey, and it’s a daily struggle for me. I hope so That it’s not for them, but I can only assume that it is.”

Chandran continues tearfully, “When you’re young and you’re an immigrant, you just want to assimilate,” she adds. “All you want to do is fit in. And for me that means rejecting everything that makes me special, everything about my culture. I’m getting very emotional, but what makes me so happy It is, that is, seeing young girls embracing their culture and seeing them wearing Indian jewelry and wearing ladyfingers and being proud of who they are because that was not my reality.” Simone Ashley and Nicola Coughlan in interview were also present.

Simone Ashley plays Kate Sharma, Edwina’s older sister. He said, “To be honest, I have never worked with any other Tamil actress before. We were supposed to rehearse together and she came in. I was trying to be very professional but I wanted to pull her aside. and wanted to be like, ‘We have a lot to talk about.'”

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, said, “You always worry about the scrape that people talk about.” Chandran continued, “It’s great to know that the love for the show is so real and it wasn’t just luck or anything. People loved Flippin’ Season 1 and they loved Season 2.

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