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Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan just gave the perfect response to body-shaming trolls-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

Fans loved her witty response.

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan just gave the perfect response to body-shaming trolls-Asyia Iftikhar-Entertainment – Metro

Nicola Coughlan was praised as a ‘queen’ for her hilarious response (Picture: Wierlmage)

Bridgerton lead Nicola Coughlan just subverted all the body-shaming discourse in one mic-drop moment.

The Irish actor starred as series lead Penelope Featherington in the first part of the third season opposite Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton.

And the second half of the season, set to drop on Netflix later in June, will hopefully see #Polin finally get their fairytale ending.

But the lead-up to the new season has not been all smooth sailing with Nicola, 37, being subject to hate from certain parts of social media for her plus-sized body.

More recently, The Spectator writer Zoe Strimpel came under fire from outraged fans after publishing an op-ed with only harsh words for the Derry Girls actor’s appearance.

But Nicola proved herself above the toxic discourse during a special screening of Bridgerton season three part two in Dublin earlier this week.

During the Q&A portion of the evening with host Alison Curtis and co-star Luke, 31, Alison told her she was very ‘brave’ for taking on the role.

Nicola expertly responded: ‘You know it is hard because I think a women with my body type, women with perfect breasts…’

The audience immediately burst out into laughter and applause.

The 37-year-old star hyped up her ‘perfect breasts’ (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix/PA)

‘We don’t get to see ourselves on screen enough, and I’m very proud as a member of the perfect breasts community,’ she continued, before cheekily adding: ‘I hope you enjoy seeing them.’

Fans praised the iconic answer on social media.

‘Nicola Coughlan you are a world treasure,’ @poliniverse wrote.

‘Perfect breast community RISEEEEEEE for our supreme leader nicola coughlan,’ @princess_beann added.

In early 2022, Nicola took to social media to tell fans to stop sharing their opinions on her body.

‘Most people are being nice and not trying to be offensive but I am just one real life human being and it’s really hard to take the weight of thousands of opinions on how you look being sent directly to you every day,’ she said at the time.

The end of episode four saw Penelope and Colin finally admit their feelings for one another, followed by a particuarly steamy scene in a carriage as Colin set about pleasuring Penelope down there.

And the upcoming episodes are tipped to provide even sexier scenes. In an interview with, Nicola talked through the filming process.

The pair will have to navigate a whole new set of troubles in the second part of the season (Picture: Netflix)

She said: ‘It’s not like, you kiss for three seconds and then you move your hand. We knew we had to hit certain points, but we were able to flow with it and make it seem natural and organic.

‘It’s amazing having that control. It makes you feel very empowered.’

Meanwhile, fans are hotly anticipating the erotic mirror scene between the two, which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Talking about the scene with Harper’s Bazaar, Luke said it was ‘essential to the plot’.

He continued: ‘I feel like you can’t always say that in television about a sex scene, but it feels like this is a moment of being completely exposed in front of each other.

‘There’s such a beautiful moment when they’re having a shared experience and they just laugh. In that moment, it feels so real and modern.

‘It feels authentic to them. They’re the gigglers in the corner of the ball, and it’s not performative or overly sexual.’

Bridgerton season three part one arrives on Netflix on June 13.

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