Bridgerton actress Nicola Coughlan, who portrays Penelope Featherington, is fed up with people talking about her body.
On her Instagram account, Coughlan shared a mirror selfie and a request: her body is not up for discussion.
“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,” she wrote.
“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 Irish actress finished her post: “Anyway, here’s a pic of me in my hotel in NY about to go to SNL. It’s unrelated to this post but I’m delighted with my hair in it.”
Coughlan first starred in “Derry Girls” before her turn as Penelope. She is the latest celebrity who has spoken up about how stressful it is to be body-shamed and why unsolicited comments about her body are not welcome.
Last year, Coughlan responded to a Twitter user who wrote, “The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes” by sharing an article she wrote for The Guardian called, “Critics, judge me for my work in Derry Girls and on the state, not on my body.”
Another actress who recently clapped back at ridiculous comments about her body is Yellowjackets actress Melanie Lynskey.
“The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered,” Lynskey tweeted. “Most egregious are the ‘I care about her health!!’ people…Bitch, you don’t see me on my Peloton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy.”
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