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Queerty: Out Netflix star Jonathan Bailey responds to photo of him getting “fluffed” on set


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Proving not all slang is as well known to the general public as it is to queer people, Scottish TV presenter Lorraine Kelly asked out Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey about a photo of him getting “fluffed” on the set of the popular Netflix series. Only afterwards did she learn what fluffing actually means.

Bailey was a good sport as he clarified what was happening behind the scenes.

In the photo, which you can see in the clip, Bailey appears facing away from the camera, a crew member applying makeup to his backside.

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“Now that’s got to be one of the best jobs in the world,” Kelly notes. “That’s a wee lady who is sort of… I think they call it ‘fluffing’, is that what they do?”

“Well I don’t know what they call it, Lorraine. I think it’s called ice-breaking, isn’t it?” replied Bailey.

He added: “When I lowered the britches for the first time they went, ‘Can we call in makeup?’”

“I just realized what a fluffer is,” Kelly later commented. “It’s not that, it’s not that. My phone’s gone nuts!”

The more you know!

Queerty