Ruby Stokes Addresses Her ‘Bridgerton’ Character’s Disappearance

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Information from the Ton! Actress Ruby Stokes is lastly sharing her ideas about followers’ reactions to her Bridgerton season two absence.

Upon the Netflix interval romance’s second season launch in March 2022, followers have been fast to level out that Francesca Bridgerton was noticeably lacking from a lot of the episodes, regardless of being a member of the present’s titular household. Whereas Stokes, 22, exited Bridgerton to star within the streamer’s new supernatural sequence Lockwood & Co., she admitted that she cherished seeing folks poke enjoyable at Francesca’s whereabouts on-line.

Ruby Stokes Addresses Her 'Bridgerton' Character's Disappearance

(L to R) Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Phoebe Dyvenor as Daphne Basset, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Emilia Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Girl Violet Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
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She instructed Selection in an interview revealed Tuesday, February 14, “I did see the memes folks have been creating, they usually tickled me! They have been humorous and really joyous.”

However for as humorous as she discovered all of the memes and posts, Stokes famous, “I didn’t need to delve too deep generally, as a result of you may learn numerous stuff and begin overthinking issues. I like to finish my scrolling someplace.”

The star additionally shared that the selection to go away the hit sequence “wasn’t a straightforward choice,” as Francesca’s love story is more likely to be the topic of one of many present’s upcoming seasons, simply as it’s within the Bridgerton e book sequence by writer Julia Quinn.

“It was unbelievable being a part of a cultural second like Bridgerton,” the star —who performs Lucy on Lockwood & Co. — mentioned of her expertise on the present. “The flexibility in appearing is so joyous, and there was one thing about Lucy that simply drew me to her. I discovered her very thrilling and being offered with that chance, I needed to take it and discover it.”

Whereas followers could have mentioned goodbye to Stokes, Francesca will proceed to stay round. It was introduced in Might 2022 that Hannah Dodd will take over the position for Bridgerton’s upcoming third season.

“The one factor the Ton loves greater than a scandal is a celebration,” the present’s official Twitter web page wrote announcing the news. “Do joyously welcome the most recent member to the Bridgerton household.”

Bridgerton showrunner Chris Van Dusen had beforehand opened up about Stokes’ departure in a March 2022 interview with TVLine, noting, “I really like Francesca, however we misplaced her halfway by season 2.”

He continued, “After exhausting all different choices, she, sadly, needed to come out resulting from causes past our management. Maybe season 3 would be the allure.”

Earlier than becoming a member of the Bridgerton universe, Dodd, 27, appeared in a handful of TV exhibits, together with the miniseries Anatomy of a Scandal and Flowers within the Attic: The Origin. She has already made her Netflix debut, as she starred alongside Millie Bobby Brown within the 2022 sequel movie Enola Holmes 2.