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Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan & Luke Newton Broke A Bed On Set

A behind-the-scenes photo revealed the damage.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in 'Bridgerton' Season 3.
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Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton are sharing BTS tidbits from the Bridgerton set. Following the release of Season 3, Part 2 on June 13, Coughlan (who plays Penelope Featherington) shared behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram featuring her co-star and onscreen love interest, Newton (Colin Bridgerton).

In one photo, the actors, who are lovingly referred to as “Polin” by fans, are shown posing beside a day bed. Another snap shows the bed frame broken.

“Part Two is out now, we put our heart and souls into it, hope you love watching it as much as we loved filming it,” Coughlan wrote in a caption.

Fans quickly commented under the IG gallery, with one declaring the post “iconic.” Another fan wrote, “This is everything. I’m going to miss Colin and Penelope’s chemistry.”

While promoting Bridgerton Season 3 in May, the Derry Girls star revealed she and Newton had broken some furniture, but didn’t get into specifics. Appearing on the Capital Breakfast radio show, she said, “It snapped, and I have a picture.”

She continued, “I would say it’s like a piece of furniture that you would more see in the past than the present. But yeah, we did break it during a sexy scene because we were really going for it.”

More BTS Moments

This isn’t the first of Coughlan’s behind-the-scenes antics to be posted online. In May, director Andrew Ahn shared a video from the Bridgerton Season 3 set in which she pranks Newton.

The clip begins with the pair filming a ballroom scene. However, production is quickly interrupted when a song starts playing, the 2012 track “Cougar Town” by former British boy band South 4, which Newton was a member of.

Newton returned the favor in kind. In a separate vide, captioned “Polin Part 2,” Coughlan enters what appears to be the Bridgerton hair and makeup room. As she walks over to her chair, Newton jumps out from under a table, scaring Coughlan, who runs off screaming.