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Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan reveals what fans can expect from the show’s ‘spicy’ second season

Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan has revealed what fans can expect from the show’s “spicy” second season.

The Irish actress plays Penelope Featherington in the series, who was shockingly revealed to be the infamous Lady Whistledown during the season one finale.

Speaking about the upcoming season, Nicola told ET: “It’s got a whole lot spicier I will say. You definitely see more sides to her.”

The 34-year-old continued: “We find out at the end of season 1 [that she’s Lady Whistledown], that is there but we don’t get to explore it. But the world cracks open.”

“I feel like the Bridgerton world has grown and you’re going to see a lot more sides to her. She’s a sassy chick.”

The upcoming season, which is based on the second instalment of the Bridgerton novel series, will focus on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), and his romance with new character Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).

Nicola said: “When you do season 1, you don’t know if you’re gonna get a season 2, but we were like, ‘I really hope we get a chance to tell that story because people love it so much.'”

“And Kate is such a fiery character. She’s like this strong, independent woman. We really wanted to get to that and the fact that we get to tell [it] is a real privilege.”

The Galway native, who shot to fame in Derry Girls, also teased the chemistry between Anthony and Kate “is quite major” in the second season.


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