this sulphurous scene from the novel that was watered down on the screen


Although fans of the series The Bridgerton Chronicle are delighted with the return of the Bridgerton family to Netflix, some have noticed that a sulfurous scene from the novel has been slightly modified on screen.

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The wait is over since March 25th! Subscribers to netflix can now binge-watch the second season of The Bridgerton Chronicle, based on the second volume of the literary saga of novelist Julia Quinn, which focuses more closely on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). In this new burst of episodes, the viscount is in search of a perfect wife, more interested in the pragmatic aspect of the thing than in romance, because of his personal history. But against all odds, Anthony Bridgerton will quickly succumb to the charm of Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran). An attraction that is not seen very favorably by her big sister, Kate (Simone Ashley). And yet, the latter will end up falling for Viscount Bridgerton and vice versa. This thrilling love triangle has won over millions of viewers since its release on Netflix. Indeed, the second season of The Bridgerton Chronicle broke a new record, becoming the most viewed series in a week. A real success for the series, although some fans of the literary saga are slightly disappointed not to find certain emblematic moments of the book in the fiction produced by Shonda Rhimes.

The Bridgerton Chronicle (Netflix): this iconic scene from the book changed to the screen

If you have already read The Viscount who loved methe second volume of the novelist Julia Quinn, you already know that many scenes from the book were cut or altered for the purposes of the series. Changes that left some viewers frustrated at not seeing certain scenes from the book in The Bridgerton Chronicle. Among these sequences, the one where a bee stings Kate in the chest has been changed in the series. Panicked, Anthony quickly places his hand on his beloved’s chest to make sure she’s okay. However, in the book, this scene is much more sulfurous since Anthony tries to suck the venom from Kate’s chest. A very intimate moment, especially since they are surprised by their mothers, who then force them to marry to preserve Kate’s honor. A big difference that left a good number of viewers annoyed, as some had been about the character of Edwina… and yet this is not the only significant scene that was cut from the series.

The Bridgerton Chronicle (Netflix): this marriage that you will not see on the screen

In addition to this intimate scene between Anthony and Kate, fans of the series also expected to see the sequence of their marriage. Faced with the anger of viewers, Chris Van Dusen, the creator of the series, was forced to explain the absence of this major scene from the second volume. “There’s a wedding in the middle of the season and there’s a little fantasy sequence. And then at the end, there’s a powerful moment where we see Anthony and Kate alone in the church, just the two of them, where they exchange their first passionate kiss. It’s marriage. It is such a beautiful, exciting and fascinating moment for them that there was nothing to add”.

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