Words matter. These are the best Jonathan Bailey Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think it shouldn’t matter at all what character people play, but of course there is a narrative that’s very clear, that openly gay men aren’t playing straight in leading roles.
I can’t believe that The Hour’ has been axed.
Let’s unbutton the corsets and see what’s really going on, I say.
Theatres are like sacred places – you hear the stories of previous performances and people who have strived to find that sweet spot on stage and succeeded, and failed, in the same space before you.
I already knew, of course, about the juggernaut that is Shonda Rhimes and the cultural significance of her.
Lena Dunham has a very compelling face.
We should be proud in Britain that there’s a massive crossover between theatre and TV.
I’ve weirdly always got to show my bottom. For some reason my bum always comes out and it’s not always written in the script.
We’ve come quite far with the idea of equality between sexes, but there’s still a lot of conversations that need to be had about men in power.
You can love a play and character and can be the right person to tell that story. But if you don’t click with the other people in the play, it won’t work.
As a man you just think, oh no, can I grow a beard, can I do this, and a mutton chop is a really niche aspiration, but yeah, I got there.
No, I’m alright for adventure. I will up the Thames in one of those Jacuzzi dingys.
Good actors can do anything, and there’ll be amazing writers who are willing to write for everyone.
People say, ‘You’ve got to challenge yourself,’ and I don’t think there’s anything better than going, ‘I don’t understand how this thing is possible.’ Fear of the unknown is always the thing in life.
With Bridgerton,’ you’re following eight siblings, all with different wants and they’ll meet people along the way, and they’ll interact differently.
And I love a bath. I’ve had weeks where I’ve had a minimum of two a day.
It seemed really important that at least one character in Bridgerton’ got burnt by love – you know, Anthony mishandled his relationship with Siena and became quite toxic.
It’s funny, because even though Bridgerton’ is obviously a period drama, Anthony’s story is quite modern in the sense that he’s reached a point where he genuinely believes that love will never happen for him.
One of my sisters was doing dance, and I’d watch from the back of the classroom in my trainers. Slowly, I started integrating myself into the fraught south Oxford ballet culture.
My understanding of romance novels was that it was on the beach with a glass of rose.
Nature is so important.
You know, I’ve just discovered the Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone performance of Evita’ at the Tonys. It’s honestly one of the most extraordinary pieces of singing in the world.
You can’t sign on for a romance novel adaptation and then get prudish.
You work and strive to be an actor and you can get better at it and enjoy it. But you can’t be good at fame or enjoy it. Some people do, some people don’t.
We know there has been a history of needing to be closeted to succeed and be famous, especially in acting.
I think there’s just incredible amounts of labeling generally and as woman, as a man, as a gay man, as a mother, as a father, there’s just a sense that there’s opinions everywhere.
I remember seeing Oliver!’ when I was six and having vertigo in the theatre – I experience that even when I go to theatres now.
The National is the leading theater in the U.K. because it’s three big theater spaces in one big building. At any moment you’re there, you just know that you’re working with people that you’re going to be seeing for hopefully the rest of your career.
I’m watching The Singing Detective.’ I’m rather taken by it.
My toothbrush is analogue all the way. There’s a supersonic Oral-B in the cabinet but I like an old-fashioned DIY to get a full clean. Firm bristles.
The day of my last A-levels, I took over from Andrew Garfield’ in Beautiful Thing, and the thing that followed that was Side by Side’ with Josie Walker.
That’s a testament to Shondaland who cast everyone off self-tapes. That creative instinct that they work through and they encourage everyone to go on is really empowering.
There have been amazing performances by straight people playing gay and by gay people playing straight.