The day-to-day lives of our favourite Bridgerton characters is a world away from how most of us spend our time in 2022. Today, the equivalent to a promenade would probably be posting an Instagram story in the hopes a certain person sees it, the equivalent to a visit to the modiste would be an online shopping spree and the equivalent to a ball would be…a nightclub, maybe?
Some of our favourite Bridgerton characters would revel in the opportunities of the modern world (Eloise would actually be able to go to work, for one) but some would find it more difficult in 2022. For example, keeping a secret identity is A LOT harder in a world where everything is documented online…
From the world of finance to the creative industries, this is what the Bridgerton characters would do for work if they lived in 2022.
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As a Viscount, Anthony would still have money and a title. He would probably still be a landlord of sorts, taking on properties from his father, but he would not have nearly as many as he does in the show/book. Anthony would probably have some sort of financial role, perhaps a chief finance officer, that would require him splitting his time between the city and the countryside.
He would work very hard to provide for his family until Kate convinced him he needed to look at the bigger picture and spend more time at home. At that point he would cut back on working and become a consultant managing his own hours and working from the countryside.
One of Kate’s prominent qualities is her protectiveness. She thinks of other people before herself all the time and wants the best for those around her. She would train as a therapist and write ground-breaking research proposals. Once she got married, she would set up her own practice so she could work from home and stay close to her family.
When Edwina is chatting with Anthony properly for the first time in season two she admits to loving books. She would thrive in a role that requires meeting and charming new people, too, so a PR job in the publishing industry would be a great fit. The younger Sharma sister would have an enviable Instagram account boasting cool events and amazing contacts.
This is the easy one (mostly). Penelope would be a writer, there’s no doubt about that, but what sort of writer? If she was to be a journalist or a social media blogger she would have to show her name and face so she wouldn’t be able to maintain a secret identity.
Still, she might not need to. If the main reason Penelope writes under a pseudonym is to avoid being cast out of society for building her own business, she wouldn’t need to worry about this in the modern world and she wouldn’t need to rely so much on gossip for content. She would probably be something like an investigative journalist, penning expose’s and in-depth profiles.
Able to do what she wants and provide for herself, Eloise would be a scholar. She would contemplate big ideas and study feminist scholars, doing a PHD in something like ‘How Sartre got in the way of Simone de Beauvoir’. She would lecture at a London university and revel in the chance to debate with students and hear new ideas.
Our favourite artist would have a myriad of tools other than canvas and paint to choose from in 2022. Being a trendy sort of guy, the likelihood is he would go into graphic design and create amazing works of digital art. Maybe he would even design book covers and get to know Edwina in the publishing industry.
Colin would get himself onto the civil service fast stream as soon as he finished his university degree (probably in finance to try and be like Anthony) and he would probably choose the data and cyber route or something similar. He would enjoy his job and the stability it offers as well as the benefits. After he finished the scheme he would take a sabbatical to ‘find himself’ backpacking but as soon as he came to England he would return to the public sector.
Daphne loves children and has a very gentle demeanour. She also doesn’t take any nonsense from her brothers and is very observant. She would make a great primary school teacher. She would be everyone’s favourite and the job would allow her to keep an eye on her own children and have the summer holidays off with them. Simon would be an entrepreneur of sorts, a real businessman.