’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.
‘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.