1. Beyoncé inspired Queen Charlotte’s look
Produced by Shonda Rhimesthe multi-talented mastermind behind shows like Scandal and How to escape murder, Bridgerton was celebrated for its diverse cast. For example, in the show, the Guyanese-British actress Golda Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte of England, who was a real person. Some historians believe King George III’s wife was a descendant of a Portuguese royal family of African descent, according to PBS.
“When I researched Queen Charlotte and found out she was of African descent, it gave me so much more leeway to create her beautiful looks,” the show’s makeup artist and hairstylist explained. Marc Pilcher Recount vogue. “I used the silhouettes of the era, but to celebrate her ethnicity, I used highlights, braids, and afro-textured styles. Her giant Afro was shaped like a Gainsborough wig, but influenced by Beyonce as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember.“
Pilcher echoed his comments to Gasolinesaying, “I saw Beyoncé Knowles in Austin Powers Gold Member and that’s when I thought, ‘This is what I want.’ I wanted the biggest afro anyone had ever seen. This particular wig was actually four or five wigs placed together. So we got the wigs for the curls and then we bought some afros and then we straightened and reset them on curl sticks and brushed them out to get the best afro volume and then we sewed them together on the others just to get that nice shape.”