Bridgerton writer explains why Madame Delacroix's name was inspired by sparkling water

Bryony Firth-Bernard
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Netflix

From Good Housekeeping

One of Bridgerton's writers has revealed how they came up with the name for the show’s dressmaker ‘Madame Delacroix’ and it’s all thanks to a bottle of sparkling water… no, really!

Speaking to Gabrielle Collins, the host of Bridgerton: The Official Podcast, Jess Brownell, who served as a writer on season one and is also helping write season one, said that while penning the show they went through several cases of the sparkling water ‘La Croix’ and in the end, it became the inspiration for the character’s name.

“Being in the writers' room, you’re drinking sparkling water, which is the official beverage of writers' rooms,” she said.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

“I will actually mention that Madame Delacroix is named that because we drank so much La Croix in the room, that when we were trying to come up with a French name I think someone pitched it as a joke, like ‘Delacroix’ and it stuck.

“TV writers' rooms are obsessed with La Croix, they’re always stocked with it. We would go through cases and cases a day and, yeah, that’s how she got her name.”

If you’re still finding yourself pining over the fabulous frocks, parties and (of course) the Duke then fear not dear readers, because Jess also revealed that writers are back in the writing room working on season two and that things are going well.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

“No spoilers but it’s going very well. We’re very excited about what we have to present for season two and we hope the fans are going to come along with us. That’s all I can say.”

Production for season two will begin in the spring with the new series dedicated to Anthony Bridgerton and his quest to find a wife (as it is in Julia Quinn's second book The Viscount Who Loved Me).

Simone Ashley, best known for playing Olivia in Netflix's Sex Education, will also be joining the cast as Miss Kate Sharma, described as a “smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included."

We cannot wait!

In the meantime, you can find out everything you need to know about Bridgerton season two HERE.

Listen to Bridgerton: The Official Podcast HERE.

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