Ruby Barker has undergone some weight gain since Season 1 of Bridgerton and is no longer the same size, which the actress is happy about because her character in the show Marina Thompson is pregnant in Season 2 and is gaining some healthy weight. Ruby Barker had gone through weight gain during the lockdown.
While she was participating in several local theatre productions, she was discovered by Royal Shakespeare Company director Phillip Breen who helped her to get signed with an agency.
Ruby Barker made her television debut as Daisie in the fifth series of the CBBC teen fantasy series Wolfblood. She made her feature film debut in How to Stop a Recurring Dream for which she was awarded Best Actress at the British Urban Film Festival.
In 2021, she signed on to a horror/thriller Baghead. She recently went on to collaborate with Müllerlight as the face of their new ad.
Did Ruby Barker Gain Weight? Fans Speculate Bridgerton Star Might Be Pregnant!
After Netflix dropped the new season of Bridgerton recently on March 25, the buzz around the show has revived once more. With the buzz surrounding the show, lots of fans have taken fancy to the cast of the show as well. The actors of the series are also basking in the limelight of the show as of now.
That limelight pertaining to the raunchy show has cast a silhouette on the figure of Ruby Barker (@rubybarker). Having amassed a sizable number of admirers with her portrayal of Marina Thompson in the show, she has been seeing a spike in the fan following on her social media handles these days.
As more fans have started following her on Instagram, they have started noticing that Ruby Barker has started to look bigger than before.
With the weight gain that went unobserved by nobody, the Wolfbood actress has been speculated to be pregnant as well. They followed her on Instagram, they saw the weight gain and they guessed pregnancy.
Jumping to pregnancy conclusions immediately after just a bit of weight gain is always a presumptuous leap, not to mention invasive as hell. But whatever floats their boat, I guess!
If fans want to believe that Ruby Barker might be pregnant which is why the weight gain, even though a little weight gain is barely substantial to pronounce pregnancy, then so be it! Nothing can stop them.
All we can do is not immediately believe and not put store by the fans' hasty speculations regarding the pregnancy, at least not until the subject of the rumors herself confirms or denies it. And our subject of the rumors Ruby Barker has not acknowledged her pregnancy speculations so far.
But about her weight gain, Ruby has spoken. In an interview with Mirror, she has acknowledged her weight gain. On being asked if there was a particular regime she followed to get fit for filming, the actress revealed that the costumes for the Bridgerton are made to a precise measure and a lot of time is spent making dresses perfectly fit the cast members' bodies, so it was vital that they maintain their bodies and try and stay the same size. But she has not been able to stay the same size. She's sure that she is not fitting into her season one stuff now.
The How to Stop a Recurring Dream performer has put on weight since then but she is not too worried about it because she thinks her weight gain perfectly aligns with the storyline of her character Marina and is keeping up with Marina who's pregnant.
Marina as a pregnant woman is definitely going to put on some healthy weight so Ruby's much happier at the size she is now. Even though she is happy with her weight now, she had had to really push herself to get active when she put on a bit during the lockdown.
But Ruby Barker might not be too stressed about the weight gain since she is a body positivity advocate herself. The Bridgerton star has been working to promote the message that you cannot make any sort of positive action when you’re in a negative headspace.
So, it's important for people to feel good about themselves. Ruby Barker doesn't want people to feel that they have to hide from the world and cover themselves up when they find it difficult to get up and be healthy.