since Queen Charlotte: a Bridgerton story It was released on May 4, and fans have been wondering about the mysterious disappearance of one character.
the Bridgerton A spin-off that gave viewers an insight into the backstory of Queen Charlotte’s right-hand man, Brimsley.
*Warning: Minor spoilers for Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story Before*
In the introduction, we learn that Brimsley is gay and in a romantic relationship with King George III’s secretary (Corey Melchrist).
They are played as younger versions by Freddie Dennis (Reynolds) and Sam Clemmett (Brimsley).
However, when time jumps forward Queen Charlotte and in BridgertonReynolds is nowhere to be seen – a point that was confusing for viewers.
In a recent interview with eagleHugh Sachs – who plays the adult Brimsley – had a heartbreaking explanation for the character’s absence.
“There was a scene we didn’t shoot, because it was cut, where I was going to meet an older Reynolds,” he said.
He was the love of his life, and for whatever reason, they couldn’t be together. So when they ran into each other down the aisle in the deleted scene, it wasn’t a toxic moment. Given the world they inhabited, being gay could still have been a hanging crime. And that wasn’t possible.”
In an interview with from the insideAnd Bridgerton Writer Julia Quinn said she was also surprised Reynolds did not return Queen Charlotte as an adult.
“When I watched the show, I remember ending up saying, ‘Where was that conversation? I’m looking at the script. “I know that was here,” she said.
“I’ll be excited to see if it’s filmed because I think it’s a beautiful moment… I love that backstory.”
As for her own theory, Quinn has suggested that Reynolds could be a “secret duke” who appears at the bottom of the line.
“It’s very duke,” she said. “Especially the way Freddy plays. I had read the scripts and then I went to the set and heard Freddy talking. I was like, Oh, my God. He has such a voice.”
Queen Charlotte: The Bridgerton Story Showing now on Netflix.
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