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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey reveals pressure to suppress sexuality in Hollywood: ‘I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public’

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Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey has opened up about the pressure he felt to hide his sexuality when he was starting out as an actor.

Jonathan, 33, who plays the womanising Anthony Bridgerton in the hit Netflix series, admits he  felt like he had to suppress his own sexuality to make it in show business.

He told GQ Hype that hearing the callous advice another actor friend had been told during pilot season stuck with him, explaining: ‘At the time he was told, “There’s two things we don’t want to know: if you’re an alcoholic or if you’re gay.”‘All it takes is for one of those people in that position of power to say that, and it ripples through.

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