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Bridgerton's Ruby Barker Hospitalized for Mental Health, Shares Video Update with Fans

Ruby Barker, who is best known for playing Marina Thompson in the Netflix series Bridgerton, is opening up about her hospitalization for mental health.

The 25-year-old actress took to her Instagram account on Thursday (May 26) to update fans on what’s going on in her life right now.

While she didn’t reveal her actual diagnosis, Ruby explained how she is receiving treatment after being “really unwell for a really long time.”

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Ruby Barker Lands Her First Post-Bridgerton Movie Role

Ruby Barker is headed to the big screen!

The actress, best known for her role as Marina Thompson on Bridgerton, is set to star in a horror/thriller movie called Baghead.

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'Bridgerton' Stars at SAG Awards 2021 - See What Rege-Jean Page, Jonathan Bailey, & More Wore!

The guys of Bridgerton are looking suave at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Rege-Jean Page and Jonathan Bailey – aka Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings and Anthony Bridgerton – took part in the virtual show which aired on Sunday night (April 4).

Fellow Bridgerton cast members attending the SAG Awards included Nicola Coughlan, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruby Barker, Kathryn Drysdale, Joanna Bobin, MArtins Imhangbe, and Golda Rosheuvel.

Bridgerton was nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, but ended up losing to The Crown.

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Bridgerton's Ruby Barker Dishes On Who She's Watched The Show With & Who She Hasn't

Ruby Barker is opening up about her role on Netflix’s hit series, Bridgerton.

The 24-year-old actress plays the role of Marina Thompson, who comes to stay with the Featherington family while being introduced to society.

“I’d seen Belle the film about Dido Elizabeth Belle who was a mixed race aristocrat in the Georgian period of time and I saw that film and was like ‘wow it would be so amazing to play that character but its already been made, I’m probably not gonna be in a period drama simply because of my race,’” Ruby recalled in a video interview with Daily Mail.

She added, “Then obviously getting the casting through from Bridgerton and seeing it’s a Shonda Rhimes thing you know, and that diversity is the main objectives of the show it was just amazing to be a part of it.”

Ruby Barker and Luke Newton in Bridgerton

Ruby revealed she actually left another audition when she heard she had gotten the role of Marina.

‘I was actually at another audition for Sex Education, just for a small role, and I got a phone call from my agent and she was like ‘oh my god you’ve landed Bridgerton‘ and all of a sudden I didn’t care anymore whether I got this job.

‘I was like I’ll just leave. I did the casting anyway, but I thought who cares I’ve got this job, the best role of the year like yeah.’

Ruby Barker in Bridgerton

So, who did Ruby watch the series with? It wasn’t her dad!

“NOO oh god no, I don’t watch it with my family I don’t need to look at Rege [Jean Page]‘s bottom with my dad!” Ruby laughed.

While she didn’t watch it with her father, Ruby revealed she tuned in on her own, as did her other family members.

“I’m perfectly fine watching it on my own, my sisters watched it and my grandad in the states has watch it as well.”

Bridgerton was recently renewed for a second season and the first is streaming now on Netlix.

'Bridgerton' Officially Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Lady Whistledown Confirms Major Plot Point!

In news that should surprise no one, Bridgerton has been officially renewed for season two at Netflix!

The show was an instant smash-hit on the streaming service, bringing in huge ratings after just a few days.

Lady Whistledown officially revealed a major plot point of season two in a letter…Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) will be the focus of the second season!

Read her note to fans, embedded just below…

Netflix Renews Bridgerton

Be sure to find out how many seasons the show could likely have on Netlflix (this news will really excite fans of the show!)

Here’s a synopsis of the first season: Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.

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