‘I have a name’ Nicola Coughlan On Why She’s Done With Comments About Her Body

It comes as a podcast host called her 'the fat girl from Bridgerton’

We all know and love Nicola Coughlan from Derry Girls, but she since rose to further fame after starring in hit Netflix show Bridgerton.

After attending the virtual Golden Globes on Sunday night, Nicola has hit back at a podcast host who commented on her Golden Globes outfit, calling her ‘the fat girl from Bridgerton’.

Nicola wowed her followers on the night with a Molly Goddard yellow gown, teamed with a black cardigan.

Amanda Richards, who presents the Big Calf podcast, took to Twitter to comment on Nicola’s outfit of choice, writing, “The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes,

“bc no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear bc you feel like you have to.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan)

Nicola hit back at Amanda, tweeting: “I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name”

Nicola then also tweeted an article she wrote for The Guardian in 2018, titled ‘Critics, judge me for my work in Derry Girls and on the stage, not on my body’.

“Can we judge actors for their work and not their bodies? Also can we please stop asking women about their weight in interviews, especially when it completely irrelevant.

“I’m seeing a lot of interviews from 10 years ago where people go ‘Oh weren’t the questions so inappropriate!’ unfortunately it’s still happening.”

She continued, “It’s so reductive to women when we’re making great strides for diversity in the arts, but questions like that just pull us backwards.

“Also, and I mean this in the nicest way ah possible, I’m not a body positivity activist, I’m an actor I would lose or gain weight if an important role requirement. My body is the tool I use to tell stories, not what I define myself by.”

Before adding, “So yeah, it’s 2021 it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep having this conversation.

“It would really love to never be asked about it in an interview again, also I have so many other things I love to talk about, I’m Irish so I can talk till the cows come home.”




Have your say

More like this