Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan Was Nearly In Stranger Things
13 April 2022, 15:55
Nicola Coughlan revealed the role she missed out on after auditioning for Stranger Things before she bagged Bridgerton.
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If you don’t know the 35-year-old from the steamy Regency-era drama then you may recognise her from Channel 4 sensation Derry Girls.
However, one gig that Coughlan just missed out on was a coveted role on none other than Stranger Things...
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The actress revealed to BuzzFeed that she auditioned for the character of Robin Buckley for season three of the sci-fi drama but ultimately lost out to Maya Hawke.
Nicola spoke to the publication about her pre-Bridgerton auditions that didn't pan: "I auditioned for Stranger Things a number of years ago."
The actress gracefully praised Maya for her take on the 'alternative girl' character, Coughlan said: "She was far better than I ever would have been."
She went on to talk about the times of rejection she's faced as an actors in the business and how it can ultimately lead you to other roles.
Nicola told BuzzFeed: "It's a good lesson to actors: Watch the stuff you didn't get, because you'll totally understand how it's not personal."
"You're just right for some things, and you're not right for other things," she poignantly said.
Luckily, it wasn't too long after that Coughlan won a role on the famously steamy show. The second season of Bridgerton quickly became the most-watched English-language TV title on Netflix!
The drama first made waves when the first series landed on the streaming platform on Christmas Day back in 2020 – and the rest is history.