Nicola Coughlan’s Bridgerton character Penelope Featherington has been revealed because the thriller author Girl Whistledown (Image: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX)
*** Warning: This text options spoilers for season one among Bridgerton on Netflix ***
Chatting with Metro.co.uk, the Irish actress defined: ‘Getting the half was so sudden as a result of I had simply been on a run of actually dangerous auditions. I simply wasn’t getting something.
‘When my agent stated Shonda Rhimes was doing a present with Netflix, I used to be really scared it was going to be one other painful course of that led to disappoint. I went to the primary audition and the casting director was actually impressed however I didn’t assume something of it.’
The actress didn’t really find out about her character’s connection to Girl Whistledown till after she obtained the half (Image: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX)
She continued: ‘Then I obtained a name from them two weeks later providing me the position. I used to be genuinely so shocked. I hadn’t even met a single particular person from Shondaland or Netflix so I couldn’t imagine it. I began to learn the books after that.’
It was solely then the Derry Ladies star turned to the best-selling Julia Quinn novels to be able to study extra concerning the character – and found that she was really enjoying Girl Whistledown.
Nicola recalled: ‘I spotted how essential Penelope was to the tales and likewise, how a lot the followers of the books actually love her and join along with her. It made me perceive simply how a lot that they had entrusted me with this position. I’m very honored that they did select me.’
Nicola is happy to see how her character grows on the present (Image: NETFLIX)
Her sneaky character may need some issues in widespread with Gossip Lady’s Dan Humphrey however Nicola wouldn’t know as a result of she’s by no means really watched the favored sequence.
She laughed: ‘It’s turn into very evident to me that I’m one of many few who’ve by no means seen Gossip Lady… I’ve been excited to see what persons are going to make of the reveal. I do know what occurred with the Gossip Lady reveal however the Bridgerton one is sort of totally different.’
Time will inform what different secrets and techniques get revealed in Girl Whistledown’s Society Papers (Image: Netflix)
She added: ‘It’s humorous as a result of the Bridgerton books pre-dated Gossip Lady and people scandal sheets had been such a giant factor on the time.
‘There’s all the time been an urge for food for gossip. We’re nosy creatures, we wish to know issues about individuals. That’s partly why actuality TV is so enormous as a result of we need to delve into different individuals’s lives.’
Penelope is perhaps the queen of secrets and techniques on the earth of Bridgerton however Nicola isn’t fairly nearly as good at protecting secrets and techniques.
The Harlots star admitted: ‘I positively don’t assume I’m a superb secret keeper. If I’ve one thing good taking place, I get too enthusiastic about it.
‘I’ll normally inform my sister and my finest buddy, however I in all probability received’t inform the world. Clearly, Penelope can hold secrets and techniques very, very nicely and so a lot better than me.’
Fortunately, this secret is out within the open now.
Bridgerton is offered to stream now on Netflix.