'Bridgerton's Shonda Rhimes Says Sexy Scenes Are Inspired by Her Own 'Wish Fulfillment'

While millions of people are tuning in to watch 'Bridgerton,' Shonda Rhimes revealed why her own daughters are less interested.

In Bridgerton's third season, Penelope Featherington is looking for a suitor -- and she's not the only one. 

In a new interview on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of the hit Netflix series, noted she's ready to mingle. The mom of three also revealed her own love life may influence the show as she told Hudson that she draws a little bit from "wish fulfillment."

"I'm single in case you know anybody," she told the EGOT-winning host. 

While the four new episodes of the newly released third season have reportedly already amassed 45 million views in a week, it seems Rhimes' own three daughters are not among her most devoted Shondaland fans. 

"Your mom writes about love and sex -- you don't want to watch that," she said. "I would be worried if she did."

Instead, her oldest daughter, Harper, 21 -- who she adopted in 2002 --  is pursuing fashion in London while her youngest daughter, Beckett, who was born via surrogate in 2013, "will only talk about Taylor Swift."

As for her middle daughter, Emerson -- who she adopted in 2012 -- is interested in anime. 

Meanwhile, Bridgerton fans are interested in that carriage scene between Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and -- spoiler alert! -- Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in the final minutes of the fourth episode, with viewers taking to TikTok in droves to film their reactions and join in on the viral chatter. 

"If we're asking about steamy scenes, it's off the chart," showrunner Jess Brownell previously told ET. "Because these two have been friends for so long, there is that connection already, there's a lot of depth and it allowed us to really take things a little more quickly with the intimacy." 

"We've had hot and steamy, bit of a slow burn, and now we're getting the climax of a three-season wait," shared Lady Danbury actress Adjoa Andoh. "I think people have really invested in that story."