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THE BIG LIE PHOEBE DYNEVOR TOLD TO GET HER ROLE ON BRIDGERTON
By BROOKE HARDINGTON
Phoebe Dynevor took center stage as Daphne Bridgerton in Season 1 of Netflix's Regency-era drama, "Bridgerton." Like any actor, Dynevor had to hustle to earn her place on the show, and fans might be surprised to learn that she told a big lie in order to land her starring role.
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Because high-society Englishwomen frequently rode horses in the 19th century, Dynevor was expected to ride in multiple scenes. Equestrian skills didn't come naturally to her: "I didn't like horses and was scared of them," she explained.
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"In the audition when they asked me, 'Have you ridden a horse before?' I was like [...] 'I've ridden so many horses. I'd be perfect for this role,'" Dyvenor told Glamour. Dynevor took horseback riding lessons with her co-star, Regé-Jean Page, and she grew to love the activity.
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Along with riding side-saddle, Dynevor took etiquette lessons, and learned to dance and play the piano for "Bridgerton.” "We had an amazing choreographer who did all the dances with us and taught us how to properly curtsy and bow and build good posture," she told Elle.
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