‘Bridgerton’ Author Reveals How Shonda Rhimes Found The Books For Netflix Series

Julia Quinn, the author of the Bridgerton books that inspired the Netflix series of the same name, is opening up about how the series came into Shonda Rhimes‘ hands.

Speaking on The Tamron Hall Show, Julia shared that it was a surprise phone call from her agent that got the ball rolling on the show.

“It came out of nowhere,” she shared. “I was just sitting there as one does, pretending to write in a Starbucks, and my phone rang and it was my agent and he said, ‘Have you heard of Shonda Rhimes?’ And I just kind of went, ‘Uh, yes.’ He said, ‘Well, I just had the most interesting call.’”

Julia added that she “practically fell off the stool, ’cause nobody was adapting romance novels. People will ask me, ‘How did you sell it?’ and I’ll say, ‘I didn’t do anything!’”

Apparently, Shonda stumbled on the books because she “ran out of books to read on vacation.”

“It’s crazy to think that my life is forever changed because Shonda didn’t bring enough reading material on vacation, but that’s honestly what happened.”

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