Nicola Coughlan thinks it is “mind-blowing” that Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton watch ‘Bridgerton’.

Nicola Coughlan finds it strange that the whole world has seen Bridgerton

Nicola Coughlan finds it strange that the whole world has seen Bridgerton

The ‘Derry Girls’ star is confounded that A-listers love the steamy costume drama - such as the 41-year-old reality television star and 40-year-old future Queen - on Netflix.

The 35-year-old actress told Tatler: “It’s crazy to think that something you made has been seen by that many people in the world. It’s quite mind-blowing.”

The 'Harlots' star - who brings to Penelope Featherington to life in the Shonda Rhimes' screen adaptation of the popular book series - also defended the bad name that gossip has, arguing it can be “positive stuff” sometimes.

Nicola - whose character was revealed as the secret society chronicler Lady Whistledown - said: “I feel people perceive gossip as a negative thing and I don’t think it always is.

“I think there can be a lot of joy to be had when two people get together and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s so exciting,’ or when friends get a new acting job and it has to be secret for a while – that’s all positive stuff.”

In the same interview, Claudia Jessie - who plays Eloise Bridgerton, the younger on-screen of Phoebe Dynevor Daphne and Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony - admitted to be a “terror” like her character, despite not coming from the same social sphere.

The 32-year-old actress said:“My mum thinks I’m a lot like Eloise, and you know, she raised me, so probably dealt with me when I was Eloising about, being a terror.”

Claudia also confessed to “sobbing” after trying all the fabulous gowns in costume fittings.

She said: “I cried a lot when I’d wear them. When I tried them on in fittings, I remember one particular dress I was like, ‘I feel so lucky to be wearing this.’ And they said, ‘Do you want to go around and meet all the people who made this?’ And I did, sobbing. Unbelievable.”

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