Behind the scenes footage emerges of ‘Bridgerton’ cast dancing to iconic song

Jun 04, 2022
Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton in the hugely popular period drama, revealed the reason for the impromptu dance was actually designed for the cast to de-stress after a long day of shooting. Source: Getty

Behind the scenes footage has emerged of the Bridgerton cast dancing along to Sister Sledge’s iconic hit song, We Are Family, to mark the end of season 2 shooting and fans are going crazy for the fun-loving glimpse into the cast’s lives on set.

Originally shared by Bridgerton’s choreographer, Jack Murphy, the video shows an enthusiastic looking cast having the groove of their life as they perform a delightfully choreographed dance as they chant to the lyrics, “We are family, come on all my sisters and me”.

The cast remained dressed head-to-toe in full show costumes as they got their boogie on alongside Murphy, clapping and singing as the group de-stressed after what must have been an exhausting few months of shooting.

In an interview with Insider, the show’s Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton in the hugely popular period drama, revealed the reason for the impromptu dance was actually designed for the cast to de-stress after a long day of shooting, and that the idea had first been introduced by none other than the lovable Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton in the series.

“Sometimes after lunch, energy can dip a bit,” Newton said.

“It was Jonathan Bailey who asked the choreographer, Jack Murphy, if we could have a more modern dance that we could do on set. We wanted something that we could just put on. So we had Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, and we had a little routine that we’d bust out to bring everyone’s energy levels back up.”

In a previous interview, now-famed actress Phoebe Dynevor who played the stunning Daphne Bridgerton in both seasons of Bridgerton, praised choreographer Murphy for his role in inspiring the intimate bond between cast members.

“I think the thing that actually really helped the chemistry was all the dance rehearsals, because we just spent so much time with our choreographer, Jack Murphy, and loads of time in the studio — just me, Regé, and Jack, sort of getting the moves right and dancing to this modern, fun music,” Dynevor told Harpers Bazaar.

She admitted the the time to relax and essentially have a ‘muck around’ was an integral factor for inspiring the “chemistry” between themselves, a theme that was certainly evident in the intense emotional and physical interactions in the series’ epsiodes.

“And we just got time to play and sort of form a connection. I think that was so beneficial, actually, in getting the chemistry right.”

Fans are eager for the release of season three, which was recently revealed to be jumping ahead from the books to to tell the story of Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan, and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

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