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Bridgerton star says it’s invalid to treat minority actors like ticking boxes

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Bridgerton star Charithra Chandran said that referring to minority actors as box codes on screen was “incredibly disingenuous”.

The actress who plays Edwina Sharma in Netflix’s two amazing TV series says minority actors certainly feel pressured to represent their entire communities.

The new series will see the Bridgerton family’s eldest son, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton get caught up in a love triangle between Kate Sharma, played by Simone Ashley, and her sister Edwina (Chandran).

Speaking to Radio Times, Chandran said she had previous experiences early in her career that made her “doubt everything”.

“Minority groups are often implied to be there to tick the box, to fill the quota,” she said.

“I can’t tell you how unbelievably ineffective it is. It infiltrates our minds and makes us feel unworthy of success.

“I once had people in college say to me, ‘you’re only in the lead in that show because they need to have a person of color in there.”

“It makes you doubt everything.”

She continued: “If I’m really honest and vulnerable, in my head I’m like, ‘God, if people don’t like me in this or if I’ve done a terrible job, I’m broke. spoil it. for my entire community. ‘

“When you’re a minority, you always feel the weight of representing your entire community.

“It’s not imposed by anyone – but it’s something I feel.”

Bridgerton became the most-watched show on Netflix when it was released on Christmas Day 2020, thanks to its stunts, costumes, and chic sets.

At the time, the streaming giant said the show was watched by a record 82 million households in 28 days.

The highly anticipated second series will hit Netflix on March 25.

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