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Bridgerton fans go wild as Nicola Coughlan uses her real accent in new series

Bridgerton fans were thrilled when they tuned into the first episode of the Netflix regency drama and heard Nicola Coughlan use her real accent.

Nicola, 35, is best known for her role in the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls based in Ireland and in season two of Bridgerton, Nicola got to showcase her Irish accent.

In the hit Netflix series, Nicola stars as Penelope Featherington who typically speaks with a posh London accent as she is the youngest daughter of a nouveau-riche family in the period drama.

However, Penelope has a secret that was revealed at the end of the last season… she was the mystery columnist behind Lady Whistledown’s newsletter.

Bridgerton Fans Go Wild As Nicola Coughlan Uses Her Real Accent In Her Series
Bridgerton fans were delighted to hear Nicola Coughlan use her Irish accent in the series

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In the first episode of season two, Penelope was seen writing another newsletter as the next debutant season has begun.

She hastened to the printers with her latest edition in the dark of night in a horse and carriage, to hide away from the prying eyes in town.

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Yet, Penelope went a step further to try and protect her anonymity by speaking in an Irish accent instead of her posh one.

Fans went wild as they heard Nicola speak in her own accent, one delighted fan tweeted: “NICOLA’S ACCENT. OMG THAT’S HOT. LOOK AT PEN DRIVING A HARD BARGAIN AND STANDING UP FOR THE DELIVER BOYS WAGES! QUEEN. #Bridgerton,” one person said.

Bridgerton Fans Go Wild As Nicola Coughlan Uses Her Real Accent In Her Series
Penelope went to the printers in the dead of night before she adopted an Irish accent to hide her identity

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Nicola stars as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton

As another added: “THE IRISH ACCENT YES! #Bridgerton,” while a third added: “Penelope with an accent what a bad b**ch give her her crownnnnn #bridgertonseason2 #Bridgerton.”

A third penned: “Nicola Coughlan using the old Irish accent in Bridgerton very much made my day.”

One Bridgerton fan clearly was not aware of Nicola’s accent in real life and tweeted: “Ayo, Penelope’s Irish accent is on point!! That lady’s smart as hell. #Bridgerton #bridgertonseason2.”

Bridgerton Fans Go Wild As Nicola Coughlan Uses Her Real Accent In Her Series
Nicola Coughlan got to showcase her own Irish accent which she also uses within Derry Girls

Despite her stellar role on the show, Nicola admitted that there was one element of Bridgerton that she initially struggled with – her elaborate regency costume.

In an interview on BBC’s The One Show the actress explained: “Ellen Mirojnick, who is the costume designer on season one, said ‘you’re tiny, you’re too small so we’re gonna put you in heels’

“And I was just terrified to get fired because I couldn’t believe my luck at getting the job. I said “yes, absolutely”. If they were like you have to wear a giant clown suit I would have been like ‘I would love that, yes please.’

“So I agreed to wear these crazy heels, and then on my first day on set we were walking around and I toppled over not once, not twice, but three times.”

The actress worried that the producers might think she was drunk as she kept tripping over, but she was later put into more practical footwear and the rest is history!

Bridgerton Season 2 is available to watch on Netflix now.

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