Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley Stands Up For Co-star Nicola Coughlan Amid Body Shaming

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‘Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley took a stand for on-screen sister-in-law Nicola Coughlan. Ashley who played the role of Viscountess Kate Bridgerton reportedly addressed the body shaming the lead of Bridgerton’s third season has faced. The body shaming started after Coughlan’s character Penelope Featherington was shown in nude intimate scenes for Netflix’s Regency-era romance series based on Julia Quinn’s book series. In the third season where her requited romance with Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) features multiple steamy scenes marking Bridgerton’s longest sex scene yet. Let’s check out what she has said.

Simone Ashley said the haters are going to hate

During a press conference at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival on June 15, according to People, Ashley said, “Yeah, the haters are going to hate, and I think we can all relate to that. but I really don’t think that she’s allowing that to bother her.”

Simone who plays the role of Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton’s wife said, “She has a strong and fruitful career and entire life ahead of her. And I really believe in her, as the world does as well.”

The actress later on praised her co-star noting, “I think Nicola is just absolutely flying… She is a gorgeous, strong, confident, intelligent woman, seeing her do this press tour and spread so much joy and inspiration to everyone — especially women — all over the world.”

“And I’m inspired by her as well,” Simone continues. “She’s also a really kind human being, and I think that’s such a universal language that people can relate to.”

Earlier this month during a Q&A at a Bridgerton screening in Dublin, Ireland, in early June, Nicola also clapped back at the haters after a person dubbed her as “very brave” for the role. 

“You know, it is hard because I think women with my body type — women with perfect breasts,” Coughlan wittily responded, making the audience crazy with applause and smiles.

She continued, “We do not see ourselves as good enough. I am very proud as a member of the perfect breast community…. I hope you enjoy seeing them.” 

Previously, she also revealed during an interview with Stylist, that being “very naked” on camera was not only her choice, but also her idea. 

“It just felt like the biggest ‘f**k you’ to all the conversation surrounding my body,” she shared. “It was amazingly empowering. I felt beautiful in the moment, and I thought: ‘When I’m 80, I want to look back on this and remember how f**king hot I looked!’”

Also Read: Nicola Coughlan reacted to the comment for filming racy ‘Bridgerton’ Scenes

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