The Bridgerton Chronicle: revelations about a very hot scene deleted from season 1

On October 25, 2022, the book Inside Bridgerton written by the showrunners of the Netflix series was released. Several filming secrets including deleted scenes have been revealed to readers.

While season 3 of The Bridgerton Chronicle is planned for during the year 2023 on Netflix, the book Inside Bridgerton was released on October 25, 2022. Written by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, it lifts the veil on several filming secrets as on the choice of the actors of Daphné Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), but also on the fact that there will be no spin-off centered on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) as rumors had it.

In addition to this unpublished information, the book returns to the choice to delete certain scenes from the Serie. Indeed, the coordinator Lizzie Talbot had already confided in Bridgerton: The Official Podcast that many sex scenes had been edited out. If she hadn’t commented more on this, the recently published work revealed that one of them concerned Simon Basset in season 1.

Simon Basset should have had an affair with Sienna Rosso

Presented as a libertine in season 1 of The Bridgerton Chronicle, Simon Basset ended up falling in love with the young Daphne Bridgerton. If he shared an intimate scene with the latter in the series, it was initially planned that he would appear in a very hot scene with Sienna Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett). Indeed, the Duke of Hastings should have had an affair with Anthony Bridgerton’s mistress.

If this steamy scene was finally cut during editing, it’s because of Netflix, according to Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. “They felt like viewers would find it hard to forgive Simon. There was also Siena, presented by Anthony as if she belonged to him (…) And then, there was this juxtaposition between the Simon who was very libertine with Siena and the one who shares a romantic dance with Daphne. They thought it was too much” they explained. After the decision of Netflix, the character of Simon Basset had decided to escape from the mothers wanting to marry their daughters at the ball and had thus met his future wife.

The Bridgerton Chronicle: revelations about a very hot scene deleted from season 1