‘Bridgerton’ Newcomer Hannah Dodd Talks Taking Over The Role Of Francesca

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By Corey Atad.

Hannah Dodd is excited to be joining the “Bridgerton” story.

In a new interview with TVLine, the actress talks about taking over the role of Francesca for season 3 of the hit Netflix period romance.

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Francesca had previously been played by Ruby Stokes, who left in order to star in the series “Lockwood & Co.”.

“I’m so excited,” Dodd says of joining the show. “Everybody’s been so lovely. I just want to do a good job.”

The new season will centre on the romance between Nicola Coughlan’s Penelope and Luke Newton’s Colin.

I really enjoyed Colin and Penelope’s story,” Dodd says “so I am really looking forward to seeing how that pans out in our version.”

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Dodd also says that when she dove into the “Bridgerton” novels, she went to the book centred on Francesca first, “because I didn’t know what I’d got myself in for, but I needed to read that as soon as possible. It’s such a beautiful book and she’s such a beautiful character. I can’t really believe that I get to play her.”

She adds, “I know how people feel about her as well, so I’m going to do my best.”

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