Coughlan Originally Auditioned to Be Eloise
The thing about life is that you never know where it’s going to take you. After Nicola Coughlan’s stint on “Derry Girls,” the producers of ‘Bridgerton’ reached out to her agent for a role on the show. Surprisingly, she first read for the role of Eloise. While she didn’t get that part, creator Van Dusen thought that she would be perfect to play the youngest Featherington sister.
As soon as Coughlan was done with her audition, Dusen apparently showed her tape to the other producers and they all loved her just as much as he did. We don’t think there could have been a better Penelope, don’t you agree?