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Nicola Coughlan Shares Emotional Message Asking Fans To Stop Commenting On Her Body

Nicola Coughlan is responsible for some of TV’s most lovable characters – from Bridgerton‘s sweet yet secretive Penelope Featherington to Derry Girls‘ charmingly neurotic Clare Devlin – and her social media is usually filled with happy images and witty captions.

But her latest post came with a serious message. “Hello! So just a thing – if you have an opinion about my body please, please don’t share it with me,” she wrote.

“Most people are being nice and not trying to be offensive but I am just one real life human being and it’s really hard to take the weight of thousands of opinions on how you look being sent directly to you every day.

“If you have an opinion about me that’s ok, I understand I’m on TV and that people will have things to think and say but I beg you not to send it to me directly.”

She added: “Anyways here’s a pic of me in my hotel in NY about to go to SNL, it’s unrelated to this post but delighted with my hair in it.”

Nicola removed comments from the post, presumably to stop the unsolicited comments continuing. 

The actor has spoken in the past about her frustration at comments and questions about her body, writing a 2018 piece for The Guardian entitled ‘Critics, judge me for my work in Derry Girls and on the stage, not on my body’.

Of the characters she portrays, she wrote: “I’m very lucky to get to use my body to become all these fascinating women. But the prism through which my body is viewed is inescapable.”

In 2021 she reshared the piece on Twitter, adding: “Every time I’m asked about my body in an interview it makes me deeply uncomfortable and so sad I’m not just allowed to just talk about the job I do that I so love.

“It’s so reductive to women when we’re making great strides for diversity in the arts, but questions like that just pull us backwards.

“Also, and I mean this in the nicest way ah possible, I’m not a body positivity activist, I’m an actor… I would lose or gain weight if an important role requirement. My body is the tool I use to tell stories, not what I define myself by.”

Can we get an amen? Nicola Coughlan, we salute you.

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