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    “A Proud Member Of Perfect Breasts Community”: Watch ‘Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan Shut Down A Fan Calling Her “Very Brave” For Going Naked On-Screen

    Bridgertonis praised not just for the beauty of it as a period drama, or its storyline and commendable characters, but also for having an inclusive approach to sexuality, gender, race, color, and body-shapes. The show has been widely lauded for putting a conventionally larger woman in a lead role with grace and perfection.  

    Nicola Coughlan, who assumes the role of Penelope Featherington on the show, has been a victim of body shaming because of her slightly heavy body. However, with the liberation she has seemingly achieved by being celebrated as a part of the show, she has just the right answers for her trolls. She recently shut down a fan who told her she was “very brave” for showing her bare body on-screen. Here’s what she said.

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    Nicola Coughlan Had A Cheeky Response To Fan Asking Lauding Her For Going Naked On-Screen

    Nicola Coughlan in 'Bridgerton'
    Nicola Coughlan in ‘Bridgerton’

    Nicola Coughlan had a cheeky and confident retort when someone at a fan event in Dublin, lauded her “bravery” for going naked on-screen for a scene. In the video now viral on social media, Coughlan had a perfect response to the back-handed comment.

    You know, I think it is hard because I think women with my body type — women with perfect breasts — we don’t get to see ourselves on screen enough,” she said, adding that she’s “very proud as a member of the perfect breasts community. I hope you enjoy seeing them!”

    This, however, is not the first time Coughlan has skillfully addressed comments about her appearance. the actress had to face a lot of criticism as well as bullying for her size despite making it big as the lead actress of such a popular show. But she has time and again managed to shut down the trolls with her witty yet sensible responses.

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    “That Was My Idea, My Choice”: Nicola Coughlan Was More Than Happy To Be “Very Naked” In Front Of The Camera

    Nicola Coughlan in 'Bridgerton'
    Nicola Coughlan in ‘Bridgerton’

    Nicola Coughlan has been outspoken about confronting those who criticize her appearance. In an earlier interview with ‘The Stylist‘, she revealed her plans to challenge body-shamers by being “very naked on camera” in future episodes.

    I specifically asked for certain lines and moments to be included,” she said. “There’s one scene where I’m very naked on camera, and that was my idea, my choice. It just felt like the biggest ‘f— you’ to all the conversation surrounding my body; it was amazingly empowering,” she added.

    Speaking more about her bold choice, Coughlan said, “I felt beautiful in the moment, and I thought: ‘When I’m 80, I want to look back on this and remember how f—ing hot I looked!'”

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art.


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