‘Bridgerton’ Star Charithra Chandran Opens Up About ‘Daily Struggle’ of Colorism

‘Bridgerton’ Star Charithra Chandran Opens Up About ‘Daily Struggle’ of Colorism
Charithra Chandran joined “Bridgerton” Season 2 as an eligible bachelorette who caught the eye of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). Throw in a love triangle with her onscreen sister played by Simone Ashley, and the Netflix series reveled in its signature steamy Regency-era drama.

Yet for Chandran in real life, her rise to fame thanks to the record-breaking series marked a different personal milestone off-camera.

“Coming to L.A., it was a profound moment because I spent my life avoiding the sun,” Chandran told Variety. “I spent my whole life going outside with a hat on or being fully covered up so I didn’t tan. This is the first time in my life that I walked out and I was like, ‘I can feel it. I can tan.’ And I can feel beautiful.”

Chandran continued, “When you’re young and you’re an immigrant all you want to do is assimilate.
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