Nicola Coughlan Has Perfect Response to 'Brave' Accolade for Showing Her Body on 'Bridgerton'
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The 'Derry Girls' actress shuts down the said comment with wit and humor, emphasizing the lack of representation for women with her body type in the media.

AceShowbiz - During a fan event for season 3 of "Bridgerton", a male journalist praised Nicola Coughlan's "bravery" for playing Penelope Featherington. With characteristic humor, Coughlan responded, "You know, it is hard because I think women with my body type - women with perfect breasts - we don't get to see ourselves on screen enough."

Coughlan went on to express pride in representing the "perfect breasts community" and declared, "I hope you enjoy seeing them!" She explained that she had intentionally requested scenes where she would be naked on camera as a defiant gesture against criticism about her appearance.

"It felt like the biggest 'f**k you' to all the conversation surrounding my body; it was amazingly empowering," she said.

Coughlan's response echoed similar sentiments expressed by actress Lena Dunham, who once stated that exposing her non-size 0 body onscreen is not inherently brave. True bravery, she argued, lies in facing fears and challenges that are outside one's comfort zone.

Coughlan's witty and empowering words have highlighted the need to move beyond the tired trope of labeling women brave for simply showing their bodies. It's time to stop focusing on women's appearance and instead appreciate the full range of talent and abilities they bring to the screen.

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