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Here's Why We Didn't See Anthony and Kate's Wedding in "Bridgerton" Season 2
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What Bridgerton season 2 lacked in sex (dear readers, it's called a slow burn), it also lacked in grandiose nuptials between Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma. OK, technically there was a wedding for Anthony and Edwina Sharma (Kate's younger sister), but it wasn't very successful, to say the least. But there's a reason why we didn't see Anthony and Kate tie the knot.

Bridgerton director Cheryl Dunye explained the choice to Insider on Monday, though she wasn't the one directly responsible for the controversial decision. "There was a big wedding before," she said, referencing Anthony and Edwina's failed ceremony, during which the viscount actually imagined Kate as his bride in a love-driven delusion. "Two weddings in a show that were that spectacular, one could not do after the other."

She continued, "I was just like, 'Yeah, you're going to make the other wedding look paltry if this wedding was bigger.'"

Fans everywhere expressed their disappointment about the decrease in steamy scenes this season. But Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate's (Simone Ashley) sizzling chemistry was palpable in their heavy breathing, passionate stares, and almost make outs. And in episode 7, fans were given what they came for. Ashley recently opened up about filming the racy scenes.

"I was very confident. I felt very safe. I felt very protected," she said. "I was very excited to be doing these scenes where we can show a dark-skinned woman and her body and not be so taboo about it. Especially a dark-skinned Indian woman where maybe they're represented in a conservative way sometimes."

She added that her co-star Bailey also contributed to her comfort on set. "Johnny was an amazing co-partner to work with. We worked with an amazing intimacy coordinator who ensured that it was choreographed and it was a safe space where we could communicate and make sure that we knew exactly what was going to be happening on the day."