The Truth About Bridgerton’s Elaborate Hairstyles
He added, “What I also wanted to do was show her African descent, because when you look at portraits at the time, there were very few portraits of women of African descent with those looks.”
For one of Queen Charlotte’s hairstyles, Pilcher set out to create “the biggest ‘fro that you’ve ever seen,” a feat that required “literally five wigs sewn together.” Pilcher was worried that he might have “gone too far” but he had nothing to be concerned about. “You were just waiting for the producers to go, ‘No.’ But, of course, she walked out, and everyone was like, ‘Oh, my God, you look amazing,'” he said.
Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte on Bridgerton, was delighted by the wigs she wore on the show. “Marc and his team were really joyful in the fact that they were going to represent Black hair,” she told Essence. “It was incredible. It was such a joy and such a creative experience to wear those wigs.”