Grey’s Anatomy’s Camilla Luddington Would Play a ‘Maid in the Background’ on ‘Bridgerton’

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Eight years before the premiere of Bridgerton, Camilla Luddington auditioned for the lead of another Shonda Rhimes period-piece show called Gilded Lilys, a historical drama set in 1800s Boston. “It had gotten down to me and another girl, and the other girl got the role,” Luddington tells StyleCaster.

The audition, however, put Luddington on Rhimes’ radar for a new character at the time on Grey’s Anatomy: Jo Wilson. Rhimes’ office had contacted Luddington just as she had finished her six-episode arc on True Blood but before she was about to spend the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con to promote the Lara Croft video games. “The audition was Friday, and I was at Comic-Con all day, so I was like, ‘OK. That’s a missed...

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