- “Bridgerton” favorite Brimsley finally gets a name in a new “Queen Charlotte” tie-in book.
- Author Julia Quinn told Insider how she decided on Brimsley’s first name in the novel.
- Quinn said he had to consult the show’s creators before christening Brimsley.
“Bridgerton” author Julia Quinn has revealed the name of fan-favorite character Brimsley in a new book published to coincide with Netflix’s “Queen Charlotte” spinoff series.
and we can share that Queen Charlotte’s right hand first name is… Bartholomew.
Many of the “Bridgerton” characters derived directly from the Quinn book serieshowever, a handful, including Brimsley, were created especially for the Netflix show, meaning Quinn was first able to flesh out her stories while writing the new novel “Queen Charlotte” with Shonda Rhimes.
The new book is based on the script for the Netflix series “Queen Charlotte,” created by Rhimes.
“I gave Brimsley a name. It was a lot of fun,” Quinn told Insider. “I kept emailing everyone saying, ‘Does Brimsley have a first name? Does anyone know if we ever gave him a first name?’ And finally, it took a while, people were like, ‘No, I don’t think I will.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.'”
Brimsley’s first name is never revealed in “Bridgerton” or the series “Queen Charlotte”making it an extra nugget just for readers of the Quinn and Rhimes book.
When asked how he came up with Brimsley’s given name, Quinn said that Bartholomew just “seemed right”.
“I felt like when I introduced him at the beginning of his chapter, I had to put his full name,” Quinn said.
“And only once did anyone use it. I think one time Reynolds says, ‘Bartholomew,’ and that was like this moment of intimacy because no one ever said someone’s name.”
Reynolds is another new character introduced in “Queen Charlotte” as Principal Secretary to King George III. Quinn said that she is not given a name in either the book or the series.
While Reynolds’ backstory isn’t explored in the Netflix series, Quinn said Insider that a key scene exploring her history with King George was cut from the show.
In the scene, which instead appears in the book, Reynolds tells Brimsley who was originally assigned as George’s playmate when they were both children, and thus has a closer relationship with the monarch than we might realize.
“I embellished it a bit, but it really comes from the script,” Quinn said. “And when I watched the show, I remember ending up saying, ‘Where did that conversation go?’ I’m looking at the script. I’m like, ‘I know he was here.'”
“Queen Charlotte”, written by Julia Quinn and shonda rhymesis available to buy at Amazon, Barnes & Nobleand other bookstores. “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is available to stream on Netflix.