Nicola Coughlan Has Wiped The Floor With Everyone Who Thought Bridgerton Was Too Diverse

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As just about everyone on your feed has obsessed over and binge-watched Bridgerton over the last couple of weeks – the golden time of year when there’s not much else happening in our lives – one of the show’s cast has come out swinging against everyone who said the diverse casting in the period drama would hurt its success.

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington in the show and also stars in Derry Girls, took to her Twitter this week as Netflix confirmed the series has the potential to reach over 63 million households in its first month.

These numbers clock in Bridgerton as the streaming service’s fifth-biggest original release ever, following Tiger KingStranger Things, Money Heist, and The Witcher, which is a bloody impressive run for its first month of streaming.

Nicola went on to follow the retweet with a second serve, specifically to all the fools who preemptively down-voted the series on IMDb because of its diverse casting.

Facts are facts, and it serves those naysayers right for showing their whole, clearly-bigoted ass. Now who’s laughing? It’s Nicola, binch.

Many fans of the show have come out in support of Nicola and the whole Bridgerton cast and series, expressing how much they love the casting choices and how well the story has been adapted from its book series, which were written by Julia Quinn back in the early 2000s.

While others noted that any votes either way on IMDb actually helps its popularity, which is truly delicious knowledge.

If you haven’t caught up with the horny Regency-era England series, you can binge the first season on Netflix right now.