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Nicola Coughlan Responds To Comment About Her Bridgerton Nude Scenes

Her cheeky comeback is a total *chef’s kiss.*

Nicola Coughlan talked about the Season 3 sex scenes in Bridgerton.
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Nicola Coughlan had the best response to a comment about her nude scenes. During a Q&A moment at a Dublin event, a fan said it was “brave” of the actor to film sex scenes for Bridgerton.

Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington on the Netflix show, responded, “You know, it is hard, because I think women with my body type — women with perfect breasts.” She paused as the audience cheered. “We don’t get to see ourselves on screen enough, and I’m very proud as a member of the perfect breast community. I hope you enjoy seeing them.”

Fans were quick to praise Coughlan’s response, which has since gone viral online. “I love her. That’s why she is the queen,” one fan commented on X, formerly Twitter. Another fan joked, “I need to see Luke’s face while she was saying all of that,” referring to her Bridgerton co-star and onscreen love interest, Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton.

This isn’t the first time Coughlan has discussed her Bridgerton Season 3 sex scenes. Speaking recently to Netflix, she recalled feeling “pressure” before filming the buzzy carriage scene, in which Colin declares his love (and lust) for Penelope in the back of a carriage.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton Season 3. Netflix

“The fans are horny little devils, and they used to send us pictures of carriages constantly and carriages rocking,” Coughlan said. “So, this had to be both beautiful, touching, romantic, and sexy, which is a lot of things.”

The Derry Girls star also told Ireland’s Today FM that filming the nude scenes was a “liberating” experience — even if she had to request toned-down versions for family and friends. “I requested a PG version for mammy,” she said, joking that Bridgerton Series 3 is “going to be significantly shorter” for her mother.