Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan recently spilled her real thoughts on being a body positivity advocate.
Coughlan got candid about her personal feelings during an interview with Tatler magazine on Thursday.
The actor began by saying, “I know the world is very body-image-obsessed but I always hope that people will focus more on my acting than that.”
She also went on to say, “I also think your relationship to your body is so personal. If I decide to suddenly become a bodybuilder and [apply] fake tan and be covered in muscle, I can do that – because it’s my body and it’s for nobody else to own or decide what to do with.”
Before concluding Coughlan also explained that she feels conversations surrounding a person’s weight should not be a topic of conversation unless it’s part of the script.
To further drive her point across she referred to the piece she wrote for The Guardian back in 2018 and added, “Everything I’d done to create my character had been reduced to a hurtful word and casual comment on my appearance.”
“I hope in the future that more people will talk about our work, our inspirations, our drive, rather than our looks.”