Nicola Coughlan opens up about future series of Bridgerton and why she stepped back from social media

*Possible Bridgerton spoilers incoming*

As we patiently await the release of season two of Bridgerton next friday, Nicola Coughlan who plays Penelope Featherington and *spoiler* Lady Whistledown in the series has given fans a look into the possible future of her character.

In an interview with The Independent Nicola discussed the possibility of a racy season for her character in the future. In the books, which the series is based on, each installment is based around the love life of a different Bridgerton sibling. And the series seems to be following this lead.

If the novels were to be followed in chronological order, series four (which has already been confirmed for the series) will follow Colin Bridgerton, whom Nicola’s character yearns for.


Speaking of the possibility that there could be some racy scenes between the two one day Nicola told The Independent, “It’s mildly terrifying, and also, I feel like Colin and Penelope’s series is going to be quite racy! I don’t know anything really, I just have a feeling. That’s a big part of it for the fans of the book as well — I know the scenes the readers want. Don’t worry, I’ve been sent the fan art!”

The actress also spoke on how her fame has led to her retreat from social media a little bit more, “It’s such a polarising place — you’re either the best person in the world or the worst person in the world. And I began to see people who I had admired start listening to that. That’s really dangerous, because you are drinking your own Kool-Aid, and you need to step away.

“That put a real distaste in my mouth. Also, I started to realise, as more people follow you, what you put out there has weight, whether you want it to or not. It doesn’t mean that you are in any way intelligent or have an important opinion, it’s just that people will write about it.”

Nicola admits that being very present and outspoken online doesn’t appeal to her anymore.

The star is also returning for the third series of Derry Girls which is coming soon, we don’t know when yet but we have been given a peek at the new season with the trailer!

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