Nicola Coughlan hits back at podcast host who called her ‘the fat girl from Bridgerton’ during Golden Globes

Irish actor wore a yellow Molly Goddard dress and black cardigan to the virtual award ceremony

Isobel Lewis
Monday 01 March 2021 13:09 GMT
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Nicola Coughlan has responded to a podcast host who criticised her outfit at the Golden Globes.

The Bridgerton star appeared at Sunday (28 March) night’s award ceremony, where she appeared on the virtual red carpet in a yellow tulle Molly Goddard dress and black cropped cardigan.

While many fashion publications praised the Irish actor for her ensemble, it was a tweet from podcast host Amanda Richards that caught Coughlan’s eye.

“The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes, bc no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear bc you feel like you have to,” the tweet read.

In response, Coughlan tweeted: “I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name.”

Fans of the Derry Girls star praised the actor for her clothing choices and response.

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“Well said Nicola you completely rocked your outfit,” one tweet read.

“Good for you! You looked fab! And I love a black cardigan any day,” another fan wrote.

While Bridgerton wasn’t eligible for the 2021 Golden Globes, it was a big night for Netflix, with The Crown taking home four awards.

The historical drama as named Best Television Series – Drama, while Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin both received acting awards for their roles as Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

See the full list of winners here.

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