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Martins Imhangbe on Bridgerton Season Two

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Martins Imhangbe had his work cut out for him when taking on the role of Will Mondrich in Bridgerton. Not only was he starring in one of Netflix’s biggest ever shows, he was taking on the role of a 19th-century boxer – which meant a hardcore training regime. It was also Martins’ first big on-screen role, following a number of stage performances including Death of a Salesman and The Tragedy of King Richard. We’ll see Will return in season two of Bridgerton – in which, Martins tells us, ‘he’s wearing a completely new hat’.

Martins Imhangbe on Bridgerton Season Two

What can you tell us about the new series of Bridgerton?

It feels very fresh with exciting new characters who I know audiences will really be intrigued by.

Who are you closest to on the set of Bridgerton?

I’m probably closest with Emma Naomi who plays Alice Mondrich – she’s so good in the role. But also so many others, it very much feels like a big family.

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Did you miss Regé-Jean Page on set?

Of course, but he’s with us in spirit.

What can we expect from Will Mondrich this season?

A whole new venture. Without giving away too much, he is wearing completely new hat in this season.

Bridgerton is Netflix’s biggest ever hit. What’s behind its success?

The heart poured into the show and also all the wonderful characters, each story line feels well served. And the actors really invest in the characters they portray. It also has a lot of joy in it too and provides a bit of escapism for the audience.

Role you’d cut your right arm off to get?

An extremely complex and conflicted superhero.

What demands do you have on set?

The snack bag.

Kate and Anthony at a dance

Bridgerton. (L to R) Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in episode 204 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

Director you’d most like to work with and why?

I’d love to work Regina King and Denzel Washington. I love the body of work that they align themselves with.

What qualities do you think have made you successful?

By working diligently and asking myself the question: ‘how do I want to contribute to the world?’

What’s your relationship with social media like?

It’s OK. I try to limit the time spent on it, but I like being able to connect with friends but also finding the balance of it not being overly consumed by it.

What did you want to be when you were a little boy?

I love drawing and wanted to become an artist.

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If you could give advice to your 15-year-old self, what would it be?

Work diligently and have patience.

How can we all live a little bit better?

Be considerate to others.

What are your indulgences?

Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

How do you relax?

Steam room and sauna. Maybe even a little massage.

Are you a rule breaker or a rule taker?

Rule breaker.

Bridgerton season two is out on Netflix on 25 March 2022. Imagery by Klara Waldberg.


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