Luke Newton's Unique Prep For Steamy Bridgerton Scenes

Luke Newton’s unique prep for steamy ‘Bridgerton’ scenes

Rumour has it, that you can thank former Superman character and all-round fitness icon Henry Cavill, for the surprising tip.

DEAREST GENTLE READERS, Season 3 of Bridgerton is back, and bringing just as much steaminess, drama, and romance as seasons prior. In Season 3, viewers follow the budding romance of Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan). MH got the opportunity to sit down with actor Luke Newton, who spilled the beans on everything he eats to remain “sturdy.”

Newton said that before taking on the lead role in the Netflix hit’s third go-around, he was commonly seen walking around the set with a “plate full of everything.” He continued, noting some of his favourite snacks: “Like, if there were biscuits, I would just have a plate full of biscuits, or cakes, or scones, or whatever.”

It was not until he got the phone call that he would be the lead for Season 3 that he decided it was time for a change.

“Going into Season 3, I wanted to change my lifestyle slightly, become healthier, and just ready to go into this season and feel like I have my energy levels high,” Newton said. “So, first of all, it was about that. And then I got the first script. The first line I saw Benedict says is ‘under what foreign Sun did you apparently get so sturdy?’ So, I was like, ‘Right, okay, he’s transformed slightly. So, I’m really going to dive into this.’ From there, I kind of relished the challenge and enjoyed that whole process…”

Newton turned to meal prep companies that offered a variety of fun and healthy dishes that were high in protein, and low in carbs.

When asked about a typical day of eating on set, Newton told us he would start off the morning with a banana protein shake, then he would intermittently fast until lunch, when he would have his meal kit and sometimes indulge in a sweet treat like a “crumble or cinnamon social,” especially after filming an intimate scene as a reward.

When asked how he preps himself for an intimate scene, Newton shared that he was given advice that supposedly came from a certain former Superman actor.

“I was told to have a glass of wine the night before an intimacy scene, because it can really shred you,” he said. “Rumour has it came from Henry Cavill. I have the idea that if it did, I didn’t actually get to try that I felt like I wasn’t drinking whilst I was shooting.”

Via Men’s Health US


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