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Bridgerton star Ruby Barker, 24, has revealed her character Marina Thompson could be set to spark more gossip and drama by making a comeback to the hit Netflix series. The actress hinted at the future of her role on the show after Marina was last seen leaving London in a carriage alongside Sir Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton), the brother of the tragically deceased George Crane, Marina’s love interest and the father of her unborn child.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk about the show and her work with Raleigh International for this year’s The Big Give Christmas Challenge, Ruby teased: “I think Marina definitely could make a comeback.
“When? Who knows! How? Under what circumstances? Couldn’t tell you.
“But, yeah, she’s a great character.”
Admitting she has been sworn to secrecy over the plot of Bridgerton’s highly anticipated season two, Ruby added: “I can’t say too much because it’s so hush hush!
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“I feel like I’d get in so much trouble if I gave away even the most banal of things!
“Everyone wants to know, of course you’re going to ask, but that’s all I can say really!”
Ruby went on to discuss her work an ambassador for Raleigh International, one of the 900 charities which participated in this year’s The Big Give Christmas Challenge, which is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.
Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity.
The organisation works in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, to sustainably manage natural resources, and to protect vulnerable environments.
The actress raised just over £3,000 when she was at school to do volunteer work for the charity in Tanzania for three months.
Gushing about the incredible experience, Ruby said: “I genuinely had the best experience of my life and one of the most meaningful experiences of my life.
“I love them, I’ve worked for them, I know what they’re about and I know what they do.
“I’ve always wanted to get involved again but with my work it took me away from having the time to go and do 10 weeks with Raleigh again.
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“So when Bridgerton dropped and I got a bit of a boost in my social media following, I thought, ‘what do I really want to promote that means something?’
“And I’ve just come full circle back to Raleigh.”
Ruby’s character Marina started series one of Bridgerton as a new member of the ton, as she was sent to live with her distant relatives, The Featheringtons, so they could help her make her debut in London society.
However, it was soon uncovered that Marina was pregnant, which prompted her to be hidden away from society in her bedroom.
After Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan) learned Marina was pregnant and not sick as her mother had led her to believe, the latter informed her she had fallen in love with a boy at church named George Crane, who had since gone off to war in Spain.
He was also the father of her unborn child.
Lady Featherington then decided it would be a good idea to find her a suitable husband, who could be tricked into believing Marina’s baby was his.
However, this plan backfired when Lady Whistledown reported Marina was pregnant and had been since she arrived in London.
Unfortunately, after Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) tried to help Marina by trying to get George to return to England, his brother Phillip arrived to share the sad news that he had died on the battlefield.
Phillip then proposed to her, stating he would be doing his duty as George had taken liberties with her honour, which she eventually accepted before leaving London with him.
Ruby Barker is an ambassador for Raleigh International, one of the 900 charities which participated in this year’s The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign which this year raised £21.1 million www.thebiggive.org.uk
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