Nicola Coughlan isn’t just ruling our screens with ‘Bridgerton’, but also our hearts with her strong support for Palestine

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal


Looks like Nicola Coughlan isn’t just done with winning us over as the lead actress of ‘Bridgerton’ season 3, but continues to prove she is a fierce advocate for human rights and an overall good person off the screen as well.

Season 3 of Bridgerton has released part 1 on May 16th, which has been met with critical acclaim from audiences as it chronicles the love story of Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola) and Colin Bridgerton.

At several premieres, the actress was spotted on the red carpet wearing the Artists For Ceasefire pin, which called for ending the ongoing genocide in Gaza, where currently the death toll stands to 30,000 dead Palestinians.

Speaking at USA Today about her decision to wear the pin, Nicola said she was aware of the attention she was receiving because of the television show, and wanted to use her platform for the sake of helping those who are underprivileged.

“It’s very important for me because I feel like I’m a very privileged person. I’m doing my dream job and I’m getting to travel the world, but then I’m hyper-aware of what’s happening in Rafah at the moment,” said the Derry Girls star.

“I feel very passionately about it. I’m Irish also, so it’s sort of a different perspective. I feel like if I have this global platform and can raise funds for aid organisations,” continued the Irish actress. “I have a fundraiser on my Instagram right now for medical aid for Palestine and if people would like to donate to that or share it I think it would be a wonderful thing to do.”

Artists For Ceasefire is a movement organised by actors in Hollywood addressing the ongoing genocide of Gaza, and directed an open letter to the US President Joe Biden calling for an immediate ceasefire, the safe return of hostages and immediate shipment of humanitarian aid to the civilians currently trapped in Gaza. Among the many celebrities who had signed this letter included Andrew Garfield, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Lopez and many others.

The ‘Derry Girls’ actress had spoken on her Instagram account about the ceasefire pin, and urged her followers to spread awareness about the mass atrocities taking place in Rafah currently.



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Nicola spoke to Teen Vogue about facing warnings about losing roles in Hollywood, to which the actress responded that she cared about championing social causes.

“You do get told, ‘You won’t get work,’ ‘You won’t do this.’ But I also think, deep down, if you know that you’re coming from a place of ‘I don’t want any innocent people to suffer,’ then I’m not worried about people’s reactions.”