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Netflix Seemingly Confirmed A Steamy Bridgerton S3 Sex Scene

Hint: It involves a mirror.

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Every season, Bridgerton brings the romance... and perhaps just as importantly, the sex scenes. There’s still a lot fans don’t know about the show’s third season, which will follow the love story between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. Polin’s love story will be released on Netflix on May 16 — and it’s looking like their season is going to be extra spicy.

On March 27, Netflix shared a teaser for what’s ahead, seemingly confirming a sex scene from the book made its way to the screen. In the clip, Penelope (played by Nicola Coughlan) is looking in the mirror before Colin (played by Luke Newton) enters the room, and they make eye contact through the mirror.

That might not seem like much, but for anyone who has read Julia Quinn’s Romancing Mr. Bridgerton — aka, the book Season 3 is based on — this clip was extremely revealing. In the book, Penelope and Colin discuss the potential of fooling around in front of a mirror, and it seems like the show is ready to make that hypothetical come to life.

Coughlan has also been dropping hints about the sex scenes to come. On March 19, Coughlan gave a clue about a certain scene that’s sure to be *rocking*. Taking to her IG Stories, Coughlan wrote, “You’ll never guess what I’ve just seen...” In the bottom corner of the post, she left a hint: a tiny cartoon of a horse-drawn carriage.

Again, for people who have read Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, that casual cartoon was a clue. In the novel, Penelope and Colin share a steamy interaction in a carriage, a moment that teases more spice to come.

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And these aren’t the only times fans have gotten hints about the mirror or carriage scenes. At Netflix’s Tudum: A Global Fan Event in June 2023, Coughlan gave some more insight into the show’s upcoming season. During a red carpet interview with Cat Quinn, Coughlan played a word association game surrounding Bridgerton Season 3. First, she was asked, “What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word ‘carriage’?” Coughlan’s response: “Rocking.”

That wasn’t all. When asked the same question, but for the word “mirror,” Coughlan responded, “Oh, come on... Yeah, yeah.”

So, what else can fans expect? In a different interview at Tudum, Coughlan explained, “Season 1 was about passion, Season 2 was about longing, and Season 3... I think it’s romance all the way.” She added, “There [were] a lot of moments on set where we’d film something and... like, turn around, and everyone would be sort of clutching their chest, being like, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s that kind of love. It’s really special, and it stays very true to the books.”

Before Season 3, Part 1 drops on May 16, now’s the time to pick up a copy of Romancing Mr. Bridgerton — even if you just scan it for carriage and mirror scenes.

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