• Nicola Coughlan politely asked her fans to stop commenting on her body
  • The “Bridgerton” star said she’s not against people voicing their opinions about her
  • But the actress does not want to receive direct messages about her weight anymore

“Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan is thankful for her fans, but she also wishes for them to stop commenting on her body.

Over the weekend, the 35-year-old actress took to Twitter to politely ask for a favor from online users who post their opinions about her figure on social media.

“Hello! So just a thing — if you have an opinion about my body please, please don’t share it with me,” she wrote alongside a selfie she took in front of a mirror.

Coughlan continued, “Most people are being nice and not trying to be offensive, but I am just one real life human being and it’s really hard to take the weight of thousands of opinions on how you look — being sent directly to you every day.”

In a separate tweet, she made it known that she’s not against people voicing their opinions about her since she’s a TV star. However, she’s not pleased with those who send comments about her body directly to her via social media.

“If you have an opinion about me that’s OK, I understand I’m on TV and that people will have things to think and say, but I beg you not to send it to me directly,” she explained.

Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington on the Netflix show, which has become one of the most-watched series on the streaming platform. She also stars in the 1990s-set comedy “Derry Girls,” which is available on the streamer as well.

It was not the first time for the actress to encourage people to focus on her body of work instead of her weight. When a theater critic talked about her looks in reviews, she tweeted about it, and this led the former to issue an apology to Coughlan and edit the reviews, according to Us Weekly.

In March 2021, Coughlan opened up about her struggles with the media’s interest in her body.

“Every time I’m asked about my body in an interview it makes me deeply uncomfortable and so sad I’m not just allowed to just talk about the job I do that I so love,” she tweeted at the time.

She went on to say in a follow-up tweet that questions about weight thrown at women who are making great strides for diversity in the entertainment field “just pull us backwards.”

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Pictured: Nicola Coughlan attends the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards 2021 at Television Centre on June 06, 2021 in London, England. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images