Gossip Girls: The cast of Bridgerton spills all the tea on a sizzling Season 2 - Julia Quinn
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Gossip Girls: The cast of Bridgerton spills all the tea on a sizzling Season 2

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Feb 3, 2022

From the article by Maureen Lee Lenker:

Bridgerton’s NICOLA COUGHLAN, CHARITHRA CHANDRAN, LUKE NEWTON, and CLAUDIA JESSIE photographed exclusively for EW on December 16, 2021 in London. Credit: Zoe McConnell

Penelope Featherington’s hair is so big because it’s full of secrets: fake courtships. Concealed pregnancies. Financial ruin. Garden trysts. All the Regency tea the ton — and audiences — can’t get enough of…

But today, at EW’s photo shoot at London’s tony Lanesborough hotel, Penelope’s massive auburn wig and its attendant calumnies are nowhere to be found. Instead, Nicola Coughlan, the effervescent actress behind Bridgerton‘s secret gossip queen, is a bit bereft sporting a chic, short blond cut. “I feel weird being in costume without ginger hair,” she quips. “I’m not even a natural blonde, either, so it’s just layers and layers of lies.”

She may be talking about her coiffure, but the natural brunette could easily be describing Penelope’s alter ego — anonymous scandal-sheet author Lady Whistledown — or even Bridgerton at large.

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Bridgerton’s CLAUDIA JESSIE photographed exclusively for EW on December 16, 2021 in London. Credit: Zoe McConnell
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