Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan ‘devastated’ for role reduction in final Derry Girls series

Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan admits she was ‘devastated’ when she found out her role in the final series of Derry Girls on Channel 4 had been dropped because of other filming commitments

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Nicola Coughlan will be reduced to a role in the final series of Derry Girls – and she’s “devastated” about it.

The Bridgerton star plays much-loved Clare Devlin on the Channel 4 show, which will air its final series later this year, but she has confessed she won’t be as much involved in the show. this time.

Nicola is also known worldwide for her role as Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix show, which recently premiered its second series, but her commitment to acting on the popular historical TV series makes it difficult for her. could return to the Derry Girls in the same way as before.

Nicola is famous for starring in Channel 4’s Derry Girls


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Speaking to the press recently, she said: “Last year was really tough. I’m not going to lie because, you know, at the best times when trying to manage different projects, that’s it. We’re planning to shoot Derry Girls in January 2021.

“And I was completely free and they decided to push it again. And it was super stressful for me because I was on what in the industry is called the first call. So it was. which means you have to go and show that you’re the first to call, it’s Bridgerton, and I was like, ‘Guys, can we film?’ “

She also played Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton .



Because she was offered the first offer for Bridgerton, that meant she had to sacrifice a lot of filming time for Derry Girls.

“And they said, ‘No, we’ll wait.’ And I said, ‘oh,’ so we had to compromise on the Derry Girls script. It was devastating for me because I wanted to be in on all of this,” she added.

“But compromises had to be made. And you know, they had to cut my part somewhat, which was hard. Really, very hard. But I think, you know, the fans. of the show will be fun.”

Nicola plays Clare in Derry Girls


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However, she did promise that the show’s final series would be a “really nice welcome” to fans.

It comes after Nicola admitted she was in debt and “struggling to make ends meet” before she packed up a role in the Channel 4 drama, adding: “The fear of having nothing I’m still there I’m in debt with student loans, I’ve got minimum wage working and the rent is insanely high I just joined Derry Girls 5 years ago so it won’t be long before I can go buy coffee and don’t panic.

“You know what it feels like to not have all of that and you know how hard you worked to get there.”

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