Nicola Coughlan responded to trolls DM’ing views on her body. The ‘Bridgerton’ star who plays the role of Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix drama took to Twitter and spoke to many people who had contacted her on social media to pass comments about her appearance.
Hello! So just a thing- if you have an opinion about my body, please, please don’t share it with me. 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.
The 35-year-old actress known for her role in the Derry Girls took to Instagram today to share a heartfelt request with fans, asking them not to share their thoughts on her body with her.
She told the issue of ELLE UK magazine:
Being famous is like being a dog on the Tube. It’s exactly the same energy. When you get on, everyone looks at you. Some people are so smiley, while some are afraid of you and don’t want to go near. Some people touch you without asking.
I can still do the things I want to do, obviously, but it is different. I went to the pub with my friend a while back and it was like being an animal at the zoo. People just watching and looking. And I remember one time I was taking my Invisalign out, and this person was staring me right in the eyes, which was quite weird. But, honestly, most people are so, so lovely.