Nicola Coughlan Almost Quit Acting
Bridgerton’s Penelope Featherington became one of the more integral characters in the story. Portrayed by the wickedly talented Nicola Coughlan, there was a real situation in which we almost didn’t get to see Coughlan in that position. After moving to London from her native Ireland to pursue acting, things didn’t pan out the way she wanted.
As such, she returned to her home town of Galway where she worked at an eye doctor’s business. As time passed, Coughlan realized that she wanted to give it another shot. After roughly four years of being away from the acting realm, she landed the lead role in a London-based play. Shortly after, her breakout performance in Derry Girls came.
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