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‘Bridgerton’ Has Found Its Newest Leading Lady

Sex Education's Simone Ashley will play Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest

There’s a new leading lady in the ton! 


Bridgerton has found its newest leading lady: Sex Education’s Simone Ashley will play Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest. 

Photo: @simoneasshley on Instagram

“Newly arrived in London,” Shondaland announced on Twitter, “Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools—Anthony Bridgerton very much included.”


Originally named Kate Sheffield in the novels, the character of Kate Sharma continues the series’ boundary-breaking casting. In a report by Deadline, it was revealed that Bridgerton’s creative team conceived Kate and her family to be of Indian descent.


Based on the novels by Julia Quinn, the upcoming season of the series will focus on the eldest Bridgerton brother as he navigates the social season in search of true love.


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Lead photo from @simoneasshley