Since Bridgerton's debut last December, the world has been captivated by Regency-era fashion and etiquette. At the pinnacle of both on the show, L'OFFICIEL's newest digital coverstar Phoebe Dynevor shines as the young Daphne Bridgerton, who is the talk of the ton (that's London's high society). To embody the debutante, the British actress was coached in dance, piano, horseback riding, and more, while also familiarizing herself with the social codes and expectations of 1813 London. Now firmly in 2021 and processing the viral fame that comes with starring on Netflix's top-streamed series, Dynevor reflects on what she has in common with her character, Bridgerton's success in the era of TikTok, and her favorite tidbits about Regency England.
“This last is important. Even in corporate environments, it is very difficult to remove an underling for incompetence if that underling has seniority and a long history of good performance reviews. As in government bureaucracies, the easiest way to deal with such people is often to “kick them upstairs”: promote them to a higher post, where they become somebody else’s problem.”