Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan recently shared her real thoughts on being a body positivity advocate.
Coughlan spoke candidly about his personal feelings during an interview with Tatler review Thursday.
The actor began by saying, “I know the world is very obsessed with body image, but I always hope people will focus more on my acting than that.”
She also went on to say, “I also think your relationship with your body is so personal. If I suddenly decide to become a bodybuilder and [apply] pretending to tan and be covered in muscle, I can do that – because it’s my body and no one else can own it or decide what to do with it.”
Before wrapping up, Coughlan also explained that she thinks conversations surrounding a person’s weight shouldn’t be a topic of conversation unless it’s part of the script.
To further convey her point of view, she referred to the article she wrote for The Guardian in 2018 and added: “Everything I had done to create my character had been reduced to a word hurtful and a flippant comment about my appearance.”
“I hope in the future more people will talk about our work, our inspirations, our drive, rather than our looks.”