'Bridgerton' star Nicola Coughlan says she fast-forwarded through 'the sexy bits' while watching the show with her mom
Nicola Coughlansaid she skipped the sex scenes while watching " Bridgerton" with her mom.
- On Tuesday's episode of "Make It Reign," she said she fast-forwarded through much of episode six.
- "At the end of the episode, she was like, 'This one was very short!'" Coughlan said.
"Bridgerton" star Nicola Coughlan said she skipped past the sex scenes while watching the hit Netflix series with her mom.
Although the 34-year-old Irish actress, who plays Penelope Featherington in the Regency drama, doesn't participate in any of the steamy sex scenes in season one, Coughlan said she wasn't keen on watching any on-screen intimacy with her mom.
"I knew pretty well how the episodes went and levels of sexiness therein," she said on Tuesday's episode of "Make It Reign With Josh Smith." "When I showed her the first episode and Jonny Bailey's bum arrives quite quickly into episode one, She was like, 'What's going on?'"
The actress said she grew increasingly nervous as they approached "Swish," the series' sixth episode that's "just non-stop shagging," according to Coughlan.
She invited her sister over in an attempt to alleviate the awkward situation and even tried to convince her mother to watch the episode alone, but neither tactic worked.
"What I ended up doing was just fast-forwarding through all the sexy bits," she said.
Coughlan continued, "At the end of the episode, she was like, 'This one was very short!'"
The "Derry Girls" star isn't the only "Bridgerton" cast member that bypassed the sex scenes while watching the historical drama with family.
Read more: Netflix says 'Bridgerton' is its biggest series of all time, beating 'The Witcher'
Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton on season one, said she maintained control of the TV remote while showing "Bridgerton" to her grandparents.
"I had to sit there and fast-forward on high alert with the remote control," she said during an interview on BBC radio's "Steve Wright in the Afternoon."
Dynevor added, "We managed it just about."
"Bridgerton," which showrunner Chris Van Dusen adapted from Julia Quinn's best-selling book series, recently surpassed "The Witcher" as Netflix's biggest series debut of all time.
It reached 82 million households worldwide in its first month of release, according to the streaming platform.
The show has already been renewed for a second season and is scheduled to begin filming in Spring 2021.
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