‘Bridgerton’ Casting Director Is Getting Sent a Ton of ‘Unsolicited’ Fan Audition Tapes That Are ‘Sex Basically. It’s Not Actual Sex but It’s Quite Punchy’

“Bridgerton” casting director Kelly Valentine Hendry recently appeared on the “Should I Delete That?” podcast (via US Weekly) and revealed that her inbox is getting spammed with tons of “unsolicited” fan auditions for Season 4 of the Netflix romance series.

“It’s every day … I get the most unbelievable videos, unsolicited,” Hendry said. “It’s sex basically. It’s not actual sex but it’s quite punchy. It’s not nude pictures, but not far off.”

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According to the casting director, her inbox is always “90 percent” full of emails from fans seeking a part on “Bridgerton.” She revealed that at the moment many fans are gunning for the role of Sophie Beckett, who in the “Bridgerton” novels is the love interest of Benedict Bridgerton (played by Luke Thompson on the Netflix series). The team behind the show has not yet confirmed what love story will be the central focus for Season 4. One female fan sent Hardy an audition tape wearing a period costume so big that it was large enough to hang off “scaffolding.”

“It’s a bit sad, really, I don’t understand it,” Hendry said.

Given “Bridgerton” is known for its steamy sex scenes, it’s not too shocking to hear some fans think an X-rated audition tape would be their ticket to land a role on the show. The show’s third season debuted this summer and centered on the love story between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). Coughlan even asked to be naked on screen during the season in order to silence her body-shamers.

“I specifically asked for certain lines and moments to be included,” Coughlan told InStyle. “There’s one scene where I’m very naked on camera, and that was my idea, my choice. It just felt like the biggest ‘fuck you’ to all the conversation surrounding my body; it was amazingly empowering. I felt beautiful in the moment, and I thought: ‘When I’m 80, I want to look back on this and remember how fucking hot I looked!’”

The first three seasons of “Bridgerton” are available to stream on Netflix.

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