Nicola Coughlan Talks Bridgerton “Color-Blind” Casting Concerns
Nicola coughlan hope that Bridgerton will forever help change the way people think about period pieces.
The actress, who stars as Penelope Featherington in the hit Netflix drama series, appeared on a British daytime talk show This morning Tuesday, January 12. During the visit, Nicola explained that her conversation with her co-star Adjoa Andoh helped her understand the importance of how their show handled the cast of people of color.
“I’m talking to Adjoa Andoh… who’s brilliant as Lady Danbury,” she said. “I said, ‘Colorblind casting is great, it’s totally the right thing.’ And she said, “ Well, it’s not, in a way, because it kind of erases the race and erases the struggles of the people. And I thought, it never occurred to me, ever. And I think the world we’ve created is a completely redesigned world, is a fantasy. “
Regardless of how he came to be who he is, Nicola is proud that audiences have clearly embraced the show’s vision based on the book series by Julia quinn and also stars Regé-Jean page as Simon, the Duke of Hastings and Phoebe dynevor like Daphne Bridgerton.
“I would say to people, ‘You can watch The iron Throne, and you can completely suspend your disbelief that there are dragons in this world, ”she continued. Bridgerton, you can suspend your disbelief that we have a black queen and a black duke, and these are the most fantastic actors. “