- ‘Bridgerton’ actress Polly Walker said that her character’s bright dresses were ‘slightly tortuous.’
- Walker, who plays Lady Featherington, talked about her character in an interview with Vulture.
- Lady Featherington and her daughters are known in the show for their ornate dresses in vivid hues.
“Bridgerton” actress Polly Walker said in a recently published interview with Vulture’s Devon Ivie, that her character’s brightly hued dresses are “slightly torturous.”
Walker, who plays Lady Portia Featherington on the hit
show, said that being put in vividly colored dresses is “so alien.” Lady Featherington and her daughters Philipa, Prudence, and Penelope are known on the show for wearing ornate gowns in bright, citrus colors like yellow and orange. By contrast, the rest of the characters are mostly shown in soft or subdued colors.
“I’d like to be dressed a bit more like Lady Bridgerton or Lady Danbury instead of these fluorescent colors,” she said, referencing the other matriarchs on the show. “But that’s the Featheringtons for you. If I can do it, anyone can.”
The actress said she mostly wears all-black of jeans when she’s not in character, but wearing the colors helped her get into character. Lady Featherington’s season two storyline revolves around her struggle to make ends meet for her family as a new head of household is introduced. Walker said the “Bridgerton” writers not only put her character in colorful dresses but in troublesome situations, too.
“She’s so street-smart. The writers seem to enjoy putting Portia in these difficult scenarios, and I hope they continue to do that and there’s never a resolution for her,” she said.
Representatives for Walker did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Walker isn’t the only “Bridgerton” star who has a different style than their own. Season two stars like Simone Ashley and Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, have shown that they don’t dress anything like the characters they portray.