Adjoa Andoh's Unfortunate Slip Receives Backlash from Bridgerton Fans

Adjoa Andoh's Unfortunate Slip Receives Backlash from Bridgerton Fans
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The Lady Danbury actress steps on thin ice when talking to the press about Bridgerton.

'This is disappointing. She shouldn't be promoting a SAG show,' a fan wrote on Reddit about Adjoa Andoh's recent comments regarding Bridgerton Season 3.

The actress, who plays Lady Danbury in Netflix's flagship romantic drama series, stopped by the red carpet at the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony, which took place on October 8, to answer a few questions from Hello Magazine.

What exactly did Adjoa Andoh say?

Naturally, the conversation turned to Bridgerton, and the actress didn't hold back when it came to the future of the show.

'[Watching the love story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington is] very gratifying because we've held our breath for a long time. Because of the way the year's panned out and that the season's going to come out next year, the anticipation is going to grow and grow,' Andoh said. 'I think people will feel very satisfied.'

The actress also promised that Season 3 will be full of romance and intrigue and that fans will get to see some fascinating action from her character.

Why are fans frowning on Adjoa Andoh?

Though said in passing, these words sparked a heated reaction from the Bridgerton fandom (and not just because we will apparently not see the anticipated Season 3 until next year). With the SAG-AFTRA strike still ongoing, fans are certain that the actress broke its rules.

All members of the American union are prohibited from promoting their projects via social media, promo tours, interviews, conventions, and any other personal appearances. While Andoh is a British actress and not a member of SAG-AFTRA, Netflix's Bridgerton is definitely a SAG production, so she doesn't have a free pass to talk about Bridgerton.

In fact, not a single member of the cast does. That's why Season 3 stars Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton are maintaining radio silence about the show, even as they attend events dedicated to their UK-based projects. So yes, Andoh's words do feel like scabbing.

However, some might argue that giving some vague statements in response to random questions thrown at her is not exactly promoting. For this reason, the actress is unlikely to face any legal repercussions or be blacklisted by SAG-AFTRA, but there's no denying that she's treading a fine line of disrespect for those on strike.

Sources: Reddit, HELLO!

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