Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor wants to represent “the origin of the northern working class”
Phoebe Dynevor suggested that she wanted to portray her “working-class northern background” in an upcoming role.
The actress rose to worldwide fame in the Netflix hit Bridgerton, in which she played Daphne.
The series was watched by millions when it was released on Boxing Day last year – as Bridgerton’s eldest daughter made her social debut and ended up marrying the Duke of Hastings.
After being put in the spotlight, Phoebe, 26, told Harper’s Bazaar UK: âI don’t think anyone knows how to handle this.
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“I worry about everything. I’m full of anxiety. I’m afraid of failure, of letting someone down, of contradicting myself.
âYou see what it’s like for your sanity to be in the public eye.
“I meditate, I have a therapist, I walk everyday. There are things I do to ground myself, because it’s pretty hectic right now.”
Phoebe is currently filming for the upcoming second series from Bridgerton, along with two more orders.
The next one will focus on Daphne’s older brother, Lord, and his quest to find a suitable Viscountess.
But Phoebe – daughter of Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor – said she was baffled by Bridgerton’s success and only realized the impact it would have on her life when she found photographers in front of his front door.
âI thought it was just another project,â she said. “I thought no one would care.
âWe were all confined, stuck at home and nothing changed.
âDuring the first season, people would say to me, ‘You know this could be huge’, but you never believe it and you will never understand what it does until it happens to you.
“It’s pretty out of body and weird.
“It wasn’t until we started to be able to leave the house again and there were photographers outside – which was really scary – that I realized if I went out in my pajamas there might be someone taking pictures. “
But in addition to her role as an aristocrat in the series, the young actress also wants to represent her own family environment on the screen.
âMy mother grew up in Oldham and would go and work in a cigarette factory until she decided to go to drama school, so there’s a part of me that wants to represent the working class world of North, âshe said.
“What I started to realize about this industry is that the highs can be very high, but the lows can be very low, so it’s about finding that middle ground and refocusing. .
“It’s really important to me and my reason to work on projects that I love and to develop characters that I think are really interesting – that’s what excites me.”
Phoebe’s next role is slated to be in the new Sky Original movie The Color Room.
She will play the role of Clarice Cliff, a legendary ceramist from Stoke-on-Trent who rose to fame as a key figure for working women.
The November issue of Harper’s Bazaar goes on sale October 7.
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