In season 3 of Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan wanted to be “very naked” to counter fatophobic attacks

In season 3 of Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan wanted to be “very naked” to counter fatophobic attacks
In season 3 of Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan wanted to be “very naked” to counter fatophobic attacks
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Netflix “That was the biggest ‘fuck you’ to all the comments about my body,” Nicola Coughlan said of her nudity scenes in Bridgerton.

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“That was the biggest ‘fuck you’ to all the comments about my body,” Nicola Coughlan said of her nudity scenes in Bridgerton.

BODY – Many actresses say it: being naked on screen can be a challenge. But for Nicola Coughlan, it was above all an emancipatory act. The Irish actress, who plays Penelope Featherington in Bridgertonreturned to her nudity scenes in the series. “That was the biggest “fuck you” to all the comments about my body”she explained.

The actress, who also played in the series Derry Girls, until then had a secondary role in the Netflix program. But in season 3, the first part of which is released this Thursday, May 16, she finally takes first place and lives her own love story. And who says love story in Bridgertonalso known as sex scenes.

To prepare for this Nicola Coughlan worked with the series’ intimacy coordinator, Lizzy Talbot. “You say to yourself, ‘OK, what do I want to show? What don’t I want to show? What’s in the script and what do I want to add?” “, the Irishwoman tells the magazine Stylist.

“It was extremely liberating”

“I specifically asked for certain lines and moments to be included, she continues. There’s this scene where I’m very naked in front of the camera, and that was my idea, my choice. This was the biggest “fuck you” to all the comments about my body; it was extremely liberating. I felt beautiful in that moment, and I said to myself, “When I’m 80, I want to watch this again and remember how sexy I was!” »

This is not the first time that the actress has addressed her relationship with her body and the comments she has received on this subject. As noted Varietyshe posted a message on Instagram in 2022 to ask her followers to no longer write to her to talk about her physique. “I’m just a real human being and it’s very difficult to deal with the weight of thousands of opinions about my appearance sent my way every day.”she wrote in a since-deleted post.

But be careful, if Nicola Coughlan is proud of her nudity scenes, she doesn’t want everyone to see them. One group of people in particular will not have access to it: their family. The actress requested that her parents receive an edited version of the series, where all sex scenes will be cut out. “People think I’m joking but it’s literally written in my contract, she revealed on the radio SiriusXM Hits 1. I just don’t want to… We’re Irish Catholics. It’s just not the kind of thing we do. »

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