Who Is Michaela Stirling From ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3?

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When books finally get adapted to the screen, there's some changes that happen in between that may surprise even the biggest superfan. But one that we definitely didn't see coming is the introduction of Michaela Stirling, a sort of familiar character that is definitely here to shake things up for Francesca Bridgerton, who recently got married to John Stirling and is now headed off to Scotland to live with her new husband, his cousin, and Eloise who is now joining on the adventure. If the name feels familiar, that's because she is based off another character, Michael Stirling, who plays a big part in her story. So just who is she and what is going to happen next?

Here's everything you need to know about Michaela Stirling in Bridgerton.

First and biggest question: Who is Michaela Stirling?!

Michaela is first introduced in the last moments of season 3 as John's cousin. According to her, "every sordid detail John has spoken about me is a lie. The truth is far worse." Francesca seems to have a little crush on her during their first meeting as she can't even remember her own name when talking to her. It seems that her and John are close, especially considering the fact that she traveled all the way to London to just join him on the trip back to Scotland.

Wait, so who is she in the books?

In the books, Michaela is actually Michael and he has a big storyline that connects him with Francesca. Book spoilers below!

John actually dies leaving Francesca and Michael both super heartbroken. Michael in the books also takes over the title of Lord Kilmartin after the death of his cousin. While his crush on her is actually one-sided at first, the two eventually do get together and marry after they deal with their heartbreaking loss.

There's still no word on if this will play out the same way in the TV show, but we can imagine that it'll be sort of similar especially since they're introducing her now.

Who plays Michaela Stirling?

Masali Baduza plays Michaela Stirling! She recently played Fumble in The Woman King and is set to appear in the TV series The Morning After later this year.

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