Nicola Coughlan Shares Throwback To A Time When She Couldn’t ‘Afford’ To Get Her Hair Done

"Know I never take a moment of this for granted. Follow ya dreams kids."

 

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Nicola Coughlan is a star, the actress has taken the world by storm with her role in Bridgerton as well as her much loved portrayal of Clare Devlin in Derry Girls.

But the Galway native is not one to forget where she came from, she has been very open about times when she was struggling financially and lacking motivation after receiving many rejections and setbacks within the acting world.

After the release of Bridgerton season two, Nicola has been reminiscing about these times and shared a post opening up about how grateful she feels about her new life.

 

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She wrote, “This is a picture of me from six years ago when I was a waitress. I remember taking it and joking about how bad my hair looked cos I hadn’t been able to afford to get it done in months. During this time I was so desperate to be acting and unsure that I would ever get to. I was really broke and really disheartened.

“Just sharing because I’m so deeply grateful of all the things I’ve been lucky enough to do since this picture was taken. I’m in constant disbelief at the good fortune I’ve had, the people I worked with, and the people I’m about it work with.

“It’s overwhelming to think back but I’m so grateful to all the kindness and support people have shown me and know I never take a moment of this for granted. Follow ya dreams kids ✨”

 

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Nicola has recently spoken on this topic more and more, recalling moments where she feared buying even a coffee.

Speaking with the RTÉ Guide, Nicola shared: “The fear of having nothing is still there.

“I was in debt with student loans, I was working minimum wage and the rent was so high,” she explained.

 

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“I only got Derry Girls five years ago so it’s not that long since I’ve been able to go and buy a coffee and not have a panic attack. So I reckon I’ll have a few more years of thinking ‘I hope I have some money in my bank account’.”

Nicola went on to share that her previous financial issues have made her feel even more grateful as she now appreciates her stable income even more so.

We love hearing Nicola’s inspiring story and how you should never give up on your dreams. One thing’s for sure, Nicola’s star is only continuing to rise, and we cannot wait to see what she does next.

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