Jonathan Bailey is set to reprise Anthony Bridgerton in “Bridgerton.”

Bailey hid his sexuality for a while for his acting career.

He said a friend’s comment stuck to him and led to the decision.

Bailey thought his happiness was tied to him being or appearing straight.

He came out to his family and friends later on.

Bailey previously talked about the struggles of gay men in Hollywood.

He acted as a gay character in a reworked Sondheim play called “Company.”

“Bridgerton” season two will be focused on Bailey’s character’s love life.

The first season was focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset