Bridgerton’s Luke Newton Delights Fans with Romantic ‘Espresso’ Recitation on The Tonight Show

Newton recites Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” lyrics as Colin Bridgerton on The Tonight Show

Luke Newton and Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, TODD OWYOUNG/NBC VIA GETTY)
Luke Newton and Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, TODD OWYOUNG/NBC VIA GETTY)

Bridgerton star Luke Newton recently gave a delightful performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, bringing a touch of Regency-era romance to modern pop lyrics.

Newton, who portrays Colin Bridgerton in the popular Netflix series, appeared on the June 19 episode and took part in a fun segment that had him reciting lyrics from Sabrina Carpenter’s hit song “Espresso.”

Host Jimmy Fallon, known for his engaging and often humorous segments, introduced Newton with a playful challenge. “Everyone thinks that you can make anything sound romantic and sexy,” Fallon remarked, setting the stage for Newton’s task.

He suggested that Newton recite some random lines from modern pop culture as if he were speaking to Penelope Featherington, Colin Bridgerton’s love interest in the show, played by Nicola Coughlan.

Newton, 31, embraced the challenge wholeheartedly. As Bridgerton-inspired music played in the background, he gazed into the camera and delivered the lines with the characteristic charm and poise of his character.

“Say you can’t sleep / Baby, I know / That’s that me / Espresso,” Newton intoned, turning the playful lyrics into a romantic declaration.

The segment was a hit with the audience, showcasing Newton’s versatility and his ability to bring the Bridgerton charm to contemporary material.

His appearance added to the excitement surrounding Sabrina Carpenter’s song “Espresso,” which has been making waves in the music industry.

Carpenter, 25, has seen her track climb the charts rapidly, earning her first top-five spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and reaching number one in the U.K., Ireland, and Australia.

The song, inspired by a crêperie Carpenter visited in France, features quirky and humorous lyrics that resonate with her fans.

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Luke Newton on The Tonight Show

Carpenter opened up about the song’s success in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where she discussed the fun and creativity that went into making “Espresso.”

“My mom has been like, ‘Do you feel crazy right now?’ ” Carpenter shared, reflecting on the song’s popularity. “I just love that people get my sense of humor.” The track was born out of a collaboration with songwriters Steph Jones and Amy Allen, and producer Julian Bunetta.

Carpenter emphasized the importance of working with people she’s comfortable with, which she believes allows for the creation of unique and amusing lyrics.

“That’s the only way those borderline idiotic-slash-funniest lyrics can happen,” she told Rolling Stone. “I’ve really honed in on the people that I love making music with.”

In addition to her musical success, Carpenter has announced an exciting new venture. In collaboration with Van Leeuwen, she is launching an espresso-flavored ice cream, inspired by the hit song.

The ice cream will be available starting June 28, and Carpenter shared her enthusiasm for the project with her fans on social media. “Available starting JUNE 28th!!!!!” she wrote, alongside a photo of her holding a blue carton of the new ice cream, which features the cover art from her single.


Fans of both Bridgerton and Sabrina Carpenter have much to look forward to in the coming months.

Newton’s charming recitation on The Tonight Show has only added to the anticipation for the next season of Bridgerton, while Carpenter’s followers eagerly await the release of her upcoming sixth studio album, Short n’ Sweet, set to drop on August 23.

The Tonight Show segment highlighted the intersection of different entertainment worlds, blending the elegance of Bridgerton with the modern appeal of pop music.

It also underscored the enduring appeal of romantic storytelling, whether through a Regency drama or a contemporary pop song.

Luke Newton’s ability to channel Colin Bridgerton’s charm into the playful lyrics of “Espresso” provided a delightful moment for fans and showcased his talent beyond the confines of the Netflix series.

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