Nicola Coughlan Teases Intimate Scenes in 'Bridgerton' Season 3

Nicola Coughlan, star of 'Bridgerton', teases steamy scenes with co-star Luke Newton in the highly anticipated third season, as the show explores the friends-to-lovers story of Penelope and Colin.

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Nicola Coughlan Teases Intimate Scenes in 'Bridgerton' Season 3

Nicola Coughlan Teases Intimate Scenes in 'Bridgerton' Season 3

Nicola Coughlan, the Irish actress known for her roles as Penelope Featherington in Netflix's 'Bridgerton' and Clare Devlin in 'Derry Girls', has been generating buzz about the upcoming third season of 'Bridgerton'.

In a recent cover interview, Coughlan has teased fans with details about the intimate scenes she will be sharing with her co-star Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton.

Coughlan, 37, has often played high school characters early in her career, including in 'Derry Girls', a series about teenagers in 1990s Northern Ireland. Despite struggling to break into Hollywood in her 20s and working various retail jobs, Coughlan has found success in recent years, particularly with her role in 'Bridgerton'.

In the highly anticipated third season of 'Bridgerton', Coughlan will take center stage as the lead alongside Newton. The season will focus on the romance between their characters, Penelope and Colin, who have known each other for a long time. Coughlan has expressed her excitement for this season, as she identifies with Penelope's experience of waiting for her moment in the spotlight.

Coughlan and Newton have developed a strong friendship over the years, which has helped them navigate the romantic scenes in the show. In a recent interview, Coughlan revealed that they had become so comfortable with each other during filming that they would sometimes lounge naked together between scenes. She noted that this was a reflection of their close working relationship and the significance of the intimate scenes in the show's narrative.

The showrunner of 'Bridgerton' felt that it was Penelope and Colin's 'time' to be the central characters in the third season, after the previous seasons focused on other Bridgerton siblings. The new season will explore the friends-to-lovers story of Penelope and Colin, as told in Julia Quinn's novel 'Romancing Mister Bridgerton'.

Coughlan and Newton have admitted to causing damage on set while filming a sex scene, but they found the scenes 'really funny' and were given the freedom to have a say in how they were portrayed. Coughlan felt empowered by this experience.

Why this matters: The third season of 'Bridgerton' is highly anticipated by fans, and the focus on Penelope and Colin's romance has generated significant interest. The chemistry between Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton, both on and off-screen, adds to the excitement surrounding the upcoming season.

The first part of 'Bridgerton' season 3 will premiere on May 16, 2024, with the second part following on June 13, 2024. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the new season, which promises to deliver the same mix of romance, drama, and intimate scenes that have made the show a global success. Coughlan's teasing of the intimate scenes has only heightened the anticipation for the upcoming season.

Key Takeaways

  • Nicola Coughlan to take center stage in 'Bridgerton' S3 as Penelope Featherington.
  • Coughlan and co-star Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton) have developed a close friendship.
  • Intimate scenes between Coughlan and Newton caused damage on set, but they found it 'funny'.
  • 'Bridgerton' S3 to focus on the romance between Penelope and Colin, as in the books.
  • S3 premieres in two parts: May 16 and June 13, 2024, highly anticipated by fans.