Bridgerton Season 2 Star’s Parents Do Not Approve Of Her Acting Career

Bridgerton Season 2 Star’s Parents Do Not Approve Of Her Acting Career

Bridgerton season 2 actress, Charithra Chandran, opens up about her parents not approving of her decision to pursue a career in acting.

Bridgerton star, Charithra Chandran, reveals she does not have her parents’ full approval when it comes to her career as an actress. Following a successful season 1, the Netflix original series based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels recently returned for a triumphant season 2. Bridgerton stays true to the novels in that it is set in Regency-era London and follows the eight children of the Bridgerton family. While season 1 focuses on Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), season 2 shines the spotlight on her older brother, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

The story’s shift to Anthony brings some new characters to the series. Among season 2’s new character roster is Edwina Sharma, played by Chandran, as a potential love interest for Anthony. 25-year-old Chandran may not have been much of a household name until her recent role on Bridgerton, but she is apparently still grappling with whether she’ll be a full-time actress or focus on a consulting career. With the success of Bridgerton season 2, Chandran’s decision is likely becoming more difficult.


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In a recent interview with Teen Vogue (via Insider) Chandran talked about her parents’ thoughts on her career. Acting being a bit of an unstable career path, Chandran opens up about how they’d prefer that she pursue the more stable consulting job offer that she has. See Chandran’s statement below:

“I was always sort of naturally academic. It wasn’t that they were supportive or not supportive [of acting at a young age], they didn’t care or mind—[theater] was something I loved, it didn’t affect my academics… They’re happy that I’m happy and they’re proud of what I achieved. Are they happy about my career choice? Truthfully, no… And I wouldn’t expect them to be. That doesn’t mean they’re not good parents, that doesn’t mean they’re not supportive.”

Chandran’s career dilemma is not unheard of, as pursuing more artistic careers like acting can seem unadvisable when compared with more traditionally stable careers like consulting. Chandran can, however, certainly hold her own in the big leagues of acting. She spends the entirety of Bridgerton season 2 at the forefront of the drama alongside Bailey’s Anthony and Simone Ashley’s Kate Sharma, Edwina’s older sister. With the high expectations that season 1 set, Chandran had big shoes to fill, and the positive reception of season 2 suggests that she delivered.

Chandran’s parents might not approve of her acting career, but it would be exciting for Chandran to return for subsequent seasons of Bridgerton as Edwina. While Chandran has not been confirmed for a role in season 3, it would be surprising not to see her story continue. Edwina’s relationship with Kate is an anchor of season 2 as Chandran and Ashley have strong on-screen chemistry as siblings. Plus, Edwina’s interactions with other characters could lead to some interesting storylines later. Maybe her friendship with Daphne will continue in season 3. Or perhaps Edwina will continue to fall into favor with Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). Hopefully, Chandran is open to continuing to play Edwina as Bridgerton continues.

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Source: Teen Vogue (via Insider)

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