‘Queen Charlotte’: Arsema Thomas on Those Uncomfortable Scenes

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story rightfully earned its place amongst romance royalty when it waltzed its way onto screens just weeks ago.

A prequel to Netflix’s hugely popular regency drama Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte explores the messy but undeniably addictive love story of Princess Charlotte (India Amarteifio) and King George (Corey Mylchreest).

Whilst the show undoubtedly earned its rave reviews from audiences and critics alike primarily for its hearty love story, there was a powerful tale of female empowerment pumping through the veins of the show.

That is, the story of Lady Agatha Danbury (Arsema Thomas).

Rightfully hailed, the story spotlights the brutal reality of regency life for young women who were often disregarded and seen as mere vehicles for breeding and male satisfaction.

The brutal realities were highlighted in a truly unfiltered and difficult-to-watch way during Queen Charlotte, something Thomas felt was particularly important to Lady Danbury’s narrative.

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