Jonathan Bailey has spilt some new details about that viral Fellow Travelers and All of Us Strangers photo.  

Back in November, social media was thrown into disarray when a photo of Bailey, Matt Bomer, Andrew Scott, and Paul Mescal went viral on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

In the dreamy snapshot, the four hunky acting talents are featured smiling in front of a balcony wearing stylish ensembles.

Since that fateful day, details regarding the epic meet-up have been kept under wraps… until now. 

During his recent Buzzfeed “Puppy interview” with co-star Matt Bomer, Bailey revealed that the photo with Mescal and Scott happened by chance. 

“Much like for so many people, because the [SAG-AFTRA] strike was lifted, everyone seemed to be doing interviews everywhere, but all at the same hotel, and downstairs was Andrew and Paul,” he explained. 

The Bridgerton star went on to say that he and Bomer were then ushered down a corridor, where the four hunky actors posed for the iconic photo. 

“My absolute favourite is the comment that went with the picture, that [said], “This is what it would be like if the Hobbits after the shire got a Zara,” Bailey added. 

It didn’t take long for fans to flock to social media to share their reactions to Bailey and Bomer’s story. 

One fan on X (formerly known as Twitter) wrote: “Him seeing the tweet has me rolling.”

Another user commented: “Oh he definitely saw the other comments.” 

“Jonathan Bailey follow me on your burner account,” a third user added.

Aside from the aforementioned photo, 2023 has been big for Bailey and Bomer – who recently made waves for their critically acclaimed limited series Fellow Travelers. 

Based on Thomas Mallon’s novel of the same name, the Ron Nyswaner-directed show follows the volatile romance between Tim Laughlin (Jonathan Bailey) and Hawkins Fuller (Bomer), who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington.

Fellow Travelers also stars Jelani Alladin (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) as Marcus, Allison Williams (Get Out) as Lucy and Noah J. Ricketts (American Gods) as Frankie.

The official synopsis for the series reads: “Over the course of four decades, we follow our five main characters – Hawk, Tim, Marcus Lucy, and Frankie – as they cross paths through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 1970s and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, while facing obstacles in the world and in themselves.”

You can watch the complete series on Paramount Plus in the UK and US.