Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan ‘devastated’ after final Derry Girls scenes slashed: ‘It was hard’
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 28
Nicola Coughlan is just as gutted as you will be about her reduced role in Derry Girls (Picture: Channel 4)

’s expressed her devastation over her reduced role in the third and final series of .

The actress, 35, known for playing , explained that scheduling commitments made it ‘harder to manage different projects.’

Nicola – who plays Penelope Featherington in the regency romance – recently celebrated, however, the period drama took priority which resulted in her upcoming scenes being ‘cut short’.

Addressing Derry Girls’ final chapter to the press, she said: ‘We were meant to film Derry Girls in January 2021.

‘And I was totally free and they decided to push it again. And that caused me insane stress because I was on what in the industry is called first call.’

The star explained that after a lot of back and forth bosses had to make changes to the script, to her dismay.

Nicola also stars in Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton (Picture: Netflix)

‘They had to cut down my role somewhat, which was hard,’ she added.

‘But I think, you know, the fans of the show are going to be happy.’

The sitcom is set to premiere later this year, and fans were treated to a sneak peek on St Patrick’s Day of what’s to come.

Orla (Louisa Harland) Erin, Michelle, (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), James (Dylan Llewellyn and Clare (Nicola) were seen doing what they do best – causing utter chaos – as they live normal teenage lives to the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Nicola confirmed she filmed her final scenes in December last year, posting a picture from her final day on set.

‘Goodbye Derry Girls, it’s been quite a ride,’ she wrote.

Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix and Derry Girls is available to watch on All 4.