Nicola Coughlan has been shaking the golden crown of the English elite society for the last two seasons in Netflix’s fantasy period drama, Bridgerton. Playing the role of devious yet well-meaning, Penelope Featherington garnered her huge fandom. Hiding behind her pen name Lady Whistledown, she thrived on the streets and royal households. And it looks like the actress has a natural talent for hiding things since she didn’t even let a soul know for months about her casting in the upcoming live-action movie Barbie. You might remember she teased fans with an Instagram post that she has a part to play in Greta Gerwig’s film.
Now the Irish actress is openly talking about the highly anticipated movie and how she got the role.
Nicola Coughlan would have done anything to star in Barbie
Speaking with The Standard Nicola Coughlan revealed how desperate she was to be a part of Barbie. During the conversation, she stated she could have done the tiniest of role even if it was for 20 seconds only. “When Greta asked if I wanted to do it, I was like, ‘if she wants me to clean the floors in the studio I’ll do it’,” shared the 36-year-old.
The Derby Girls star seemed extremely excited about this project, putting forward her views about the adaptation, starring big names like Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie. The actor revealed that this film is going to win hearts as it is a complete package of laughter and emotions.
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According to Coughlan, this is one of the best movies she has worked in, and she is happy to have played her part. But even before her big reveal through social media, the actress had embodied her inner-Barbie during last year’s BAFTAs.
The Bridgerton star already showcased her barbie look at BAFTA 2022
In May 2022, Nicola Coughlan made a dramatic arrival on the red carpet of the BAFTA TV Awards. The Galway native wore a voluminous bubblegum pink gown from the Valentino collection. She looked just like a barbie out in the real world as she sported this color, which is always associated with the famous doll.
So if you are imagining how she might be looking in the movie, you can take a look at this picture and be assured that she’s going to kill it. Meanwhile, this rising star has not revealed anything about the storyline or her character in the interview. As for now, we can only wait for the release that will take place on July 20, 2023.
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