‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan has taken to social media to ask fans and other users to stop contacting her to share their thoughts on her body.
“Hello! So just one thing – if you have an opinion about my body please, please don’t share it with me,” Coughlan wrote on Instagram Sunday. “Most people are nice and don’t try to be offensive, but I’m just a human being in real life and it’s really hard to bear the weight of thousands of opinions about your appearance that are about you. sent directly every day.”
Coughlan – who rose to fame for her roles in ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Bridgerton’ – has previously spoken about the prevalence of commentary and reporting on actors’ physiques.
She wrote an opinion piece for The Guardian in 2018 about the scrutiny of actors’ appearances after an entertainment critic repeatedly commented on their weight in multiple reviews.
“If you have an opinion about me that’s fine,” Coughlan wrote on Sunday, “I understand I’m on TV and people will have things to think and say but I beg you please don’t send it to me directly.”
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