Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh shares what her children think of her fame

The actor, who plays Landy Danbury in the hit series, is a mum of three

Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury in the first season of 'Bridgerton'. (Liam Daniel/Netflix)
Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury in Bridgerton. (Liam Daniel/Netflix)

Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh has admitted her children aren’t that fussed by her newfound fame, saying to them it’s just “what mum does”.

The actor has been in the public eye for many years, with roles in TV shows such as Doctor Who and EastEnders and films including Noel Clarke’s Adulthood and Brotherhood. But she has found global fame as Lady Agatha Danbury in Netflix’s Regency era hit.

However, when she was quizzed about it on Thursday’s Loose Women (13 June), the mum-of-three revealed it doesn’t seem to have had too much of an impact on her children.

“They don’t care,” she laughed. “Is there food in the fridge? That’s what they want to know. Can you put 20 quid in my account? That’s what they want.”

Adjoa Andoh made an appearance on ITV's Loose Women. (ITV screengrab)
Adjoa Andoh made an appearance on ITV's Loose Women. (ITV screengrab)

Andoh went on: “I mean, they're really proud of me. But they've grown up with it. It's been their whole life. I got my first equity job, I found out I was pregnant with my eldest in the same week. So, you know, that's been my whole professional life.

“The kids are just like, ‘Yeah, that's what mum does.' It just means, she didn't come to the sports day, my packed lunch is rubbish because she didn't have time, you know? It's all that.”

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington. (Netflix)

Bridgerton recently returned for its third series, which has seen Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) get seriously steamy in the now infamous carriage scene.

The pair had been friends for a long time but the show’s third run saw them take their relationship to the next level, and viewers have been gripped. The series was split into two parts, with Newton teasing during an appearance on This Morning that part two is even “spicier”.

There have also been side stories around characters like Cressida Cowper (Jessica Madsen) and her bid for independence, and Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson), who explores life outside of traditional society.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury in episode 102 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (Netflix)
Adjoa Andoh would like her character to find true love. (Netflix)

Andoh has recently suggested she would like to see her character at the centre of a good romance storyline too. "Doesn't everybody want love in their life?" she said to Business Insider. "When I talk to fans, a lot of fans are like, 'When is Lady Danbury going to get her moment in that sun?'"

She went on: "Here's someone who feels like they've got their life set in a certain way. What happens if you put another personality into that? What happens if she suddenly is thinking about how she might accommodate another personality into that? It's something that dynamic, self-contained women are challenged with all the time. So I think it would be interesting to see."

Bridgerton. (L to R) Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 301 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2024
Bridgerton season three has focused on Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. (Netflix)

It has been confirmed that Bridgerton is returning for a fourth season but fans may have to wait a while for the next instalment.

The first series of the programme was released in 2020, but the second didn’t arrive until 2022 and the third just recently. Showrunner Jess Brownell has warned that each series takes time, suggesting a two-year wait during a chat with The Hollywood Reporter.

“We are working to try and put the seasons out more quickly, but they do take eight months to film and then they have to be edited, and then they have to be dubbed into every language,” she said. “And the writing takes a very long time as well, so we’re kind of on a two-year pace, we’re trying to speed up but somewhere in that range.”