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Nicola Coughlan Says She Wants to Be Naked in Season 3 of Bridgerton

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan is not afraid to show herself naked.

The actress, who plays Penelope Featherington in the hit Netflix series, recently revealed her powerful decision to bare all in intimate scenes with co-star Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton in the series.

Coughlan revealed her conscious decision to incorporate nudity into her performance, asserting her agency in shaping the character’s narrative. “I specifically asked for certain lines and moments to be included,” Coughlan said stylist in a recent interview, per People. “There’s a scene where I’m completely naked in front of the camera, and that was my idea, my choice.”

Nicola Coughlan in BridgertonLiam Daniel/Netflix

For Coughlan, this decision was not just about portraying her character, but also a personal affirmation of self-confidence and defiance of societal norms. “It just felt like the biggest ‘f**k you’ out of all the conversations around my body,” she expressed candidly. “It was incredibly powerful. I felt beautiful in that moment and thought, ‘When I’m 80, I want to look back on this and remember how damn hot I looked!'”

Far from being a passive participant, Coughlan took responsibility for her portrayal, emphasizing her consent and active role in encouraging the inclusion of nudity. “I not only agreed to it, but I also pushed it forward,” she confirmed, emphasizing her satisfaction with the result.

Nicola CoughlanANDREA RENAULT/AFP via Getty Images

AND spoke to Coughlan last June on Netflix’s TUDUM! Global fan event in Brazil where she talked about the upcoming season and her kiss with Newton.

“Terrifying,” Coughlan admitted when asked what it was like filming the series’ steamy scenes. “Luke and I read the books at the beginning of the first season and it was fun for us. We thought, ‘Imagine if we had to kiss and do that.’ And then Season 3 came and we were like, ‘Oh God,’ and then it was like, ‘That’s my boyfriend, I have to kiss my boyfriend.'”

She continued: “And you can’t pretend to kiss someone, you really have to kiss them.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan hold hands during the Bridgerton event in Australia.James Gourley/Getty Images for Netflix

And the couple couldn’t help but laugh during these awkward moments, no matter how passionate they were supposed to be.

“Oh my God, there was a day where we had to do something like a very romantic, beautifully written love scene. And we were like peeing ourselves laughing because you just have to look each other in the eyes and we were like, ‘Oh God,'” Coughlan shared.

How she would describe the season: Derry girl The actress said “romantic”.

“Romantic? Because I always say: Season 1 was about passion. Season 2 was about longing. Season 3 is romance. “It’s so romantic,” she gushed.

Coughlan’s Penelope is at the center of the action this seasonas the story focuses on her character and her friendship turns into a romantic relationship with Colin.

“It’s really exciting. It is frightening. I wish Luke was here. He’s in London,” she noted, before sharing that Newton is having a little FOMO about missing the event. “He’s doing great. He’s putting on a show, but he’s sad. His FOMO is next level, so to speak. He was like, ‘What are you eating? What happens? Who ‘s there?’ And I say, ‘I’m sorry Chris Hemsworth is at the gym this morning.'”

The premiere of the first half of the season on Netflix is ​​scheduled for May 16th, with the remaining episodes releasing on June 13th.

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