Nicola Coughlan requested ‘very bare’ Bridgerton season 3 scene to close down physique shamerstheinsiderinsight

Nicola Coughlan requested to be “very bare” in a single Bridgerton season three scene as a “f*** you” to trolls who commented on her physique.

The Irish actor, 37, leads the newest instalment of the Netflix regency drama as Penelope Featherington reverse Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton.

Final month, Coughlan revealed her “disbelief” at being “the main woman in a romance present”.

“And it’s not as a result of I discover myself hideous, as some folks have assumed after I say that,” the Derry Ladies alum mentioned. “Pen was a supporting character, the oddball within the nook, however this time she’s very a lot centre stage.”

In a current interview with Stylist, Coughlan spoke about her work with Bridgerton’s intimacy coordinator Lizzy Talbot on this season’s intercourse scenes.

“You go, ‘Okay, what do I wish to present? What don’t I wish to present? What’s scripted, and what do I wish to add?’”

“I particularly requested for sure traces and moments to be included,” Coughlan continued. “There’s one scene the place I’m very bare on digital camera, and that was my thought, my selection. It simply felt like the largest ‘fuck you’ to all of the dialog surrounding my physique; it was amazingly empowering. I felt stunning within the second, and I believed: ‘Once I’m 80, I wish to look again on this and bear in mind how fucking sizzling I seemed!’”

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in ‘Bridgerton’ season three

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in ‘Bridgerton’ season three (LAURENCE CENDROWICZ/NETFLIX )

In 2022, Coughlan posted a message on Instagram asking her followers to cease sharing their opinions about her physique. “Most individuals are being good and never attempting to be offensive however I’m only one real-life human being and it’s actually laborious to take the burden of 1000’s of opinions on the way you look being despatched on to you on daily basis,” she wrote.

“When you’ve got an opinion about me that’s okay, I perceive I’m on TV and that individuals could have issues to assume and say however I urge you to not ship it to me immediately.”

She later instructed the Irish Times: “All I care about is the work. Our bodies change, if I reduce weight or acquire weight or I do something it’s nobody’s enterprise, all I care about is doing good appearing and being judged on that.”

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Within the newest season of Bridgerton, Penelope has “lastly given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton after listening to his disparaging phrases about her final season”, reads an official logline.

“She has, nonetheless, determined it’s time to take a husband, ideally one who will present her with sufficient independence to proceed her double life as Girl Whistledown, far-off from her mom and sisters. However missing in confidence, Penelope’s makes an attempt on the wedding mart fail spectacularly.”

Talking about her “uncommon” relationship with co-star Newton, Coughlan mentioned their particular bond stems from their “shared” publicity to Bridgerton stardom.

“It’s a really uncommon expertise,” she mentioned. “I feel we’re conscious of how distinctive that is.”

Primarily based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling guide collection, Bridgerton is produced by Gray’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’s firm Shondaland. After its 2020 premiere, the collection proved to be one of many streaming large’s hottest originals.

Bridgerton season 3 is now streaming in full on Netflix.

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