Nicola Coughlan on Bridgerton Season 2: "There's Lots of Balls"

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06:   Nicola Coughlan arrives at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Nicola Coughlan arrives at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 6, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Nicola Coughlan looked unbelievable at this year's BAFTA Television Awards, but let's be honest, when doesn't she? She was spotted on the red carpet, being interviewed by comedian Tom Allen, when she was asked about Bridgerton. The scene in which her character Penelope was revealed to be Lady Whistledown, was nominated for Virgin Media's must-see moment award, the only award to be voted for by the public. Coughlan said that "it's really exciting. People get really mad at me who haven't seen it because they're like 'well you've just spoiler-ed it' and I'm like 'well it's been out for five months so I feel like we're allowed to now'. You haven't left your house, so if you haven't watched it, that's really on you!" the actor joked.

Spilling the tea on series two, Coughlan said that "there's lots of balls. There's lots more sort of raunchy moments. There's lots of new people. New raunchy moments, not the old ones. We don't replay the old ones!" adding that "I never have any [raunchy moments], I'm the wallflower, I just sort of slink against the wall." Allen also asked if Coughlan gets recognised on the street (we'd be pretty surprised if she didn't, who hasn't seen Derry Girls?) to which she replied, "it's two things, it's either 'Lady Whistledown' or 'the wee lesbian.'"

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