Did Netflix Do Nicola Coughlan Dirty With This Bridgerton Poster?!


The subsequent season of Bridgerton is on the best way, and we will’t assist however discover one thing fairly s**tty Netflix appears to be doing…

This season relies on the guide specializing in Penelope Featherington, performed by beloved Irish actress Nicola Coughlan, and her will they/received’t they with Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). All properly and high quality, besides…

Video: Watch The Spicy Bridgerton Season 3 Trailer HERE!

We’re getting the sensation the streaming big could not really feel the Derry Girls star is… god, we hate to even write this out… It kinda looks as if they don’t assume she’s sizzling sufficient to be their bodice-ripping romantic lead. Sigh…

Last Thursday, the identical day because the trailer got here out, Netflix launched an official poster for the present that confirmed Penelope and Colin in a reasonably conventional romance novel pose:

This was meant to be THE picture for Season 3. Amazon even modified their itemizing for the guide Romancing Mister Bridgerton to a tie-in cowl constituted of the poster. But followers had been NOT having it! Why?

They couldn’t recover from how Nicola’s face had been painted over with some form of AI Photoshop nonsense! Folks on the Bridgerton Reddit had been fast to voice their discomfort, commenting:

“Ok ngl I don’t like this poster they did Pen dirty it looks AI”

“I wouldn’t know it’s her if I didn’t know it’s her. The Photoshop is ridiculous and baffling–Nicola is beautiful as is.”

“They unnecessarily YASSIFIED Pen. Jesus.”

“This looks so ai-generated. I kinda hate it!”

“I like the idea of this, but they could have chilled with the Photoshop. Nicola does not need this amount of Photoshop, her skin looks flawless irl lol.”

It goes on like that. A LOT. And they aren’t fallacious about it being a significant edit! We know as a result of on Monday Nicola herself posted the ACTUAL photograph to her Instagram web page! She simply put it up ostensibly as promo for the present, writing merely:

“One Month”

But we couldn’t assist discover on this model she seems to be fab and, properly, like an individual and never a cartoon.

Nicola’s model can also be fairly lo-res. Like perhaps she doesn’t have entry to the unique anymore, with out all of the yassification? In any case, followers appeared to catch what Nicola was throwing down. And they instantly fell in love with the model that didn’t cowl up the actress with cartoon nonsense. They wrote:


“This is better than the poster! This is the book cover we wanted!!!! You look gorgeous here!!!!”

“This should’ve been the book cover.”

“Can we start a petition to have this one as the book cover? The other one has terrible editing. Idk why they made you into a weird cartoon and Luke looks relatively normal I want a pretty book cover, like this one!”

After the world swooned for Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page in Season 1, the zeitgeist hasn’t precisely been as obsessive about the present. We’re guessing Netflix is determined to get that magic again, however that is gross and insulting to their star. We simply don’t know what they had been considering, although we do have an inkling what they’re considering now: OOPS!

The poster appears to have been WIPED from all of the official Netflix and Bridgerton social media feeds. Hmm. We’re getting the impression they noticed the blowback and took that nonsense down. Unfortunately not in time to cease it from being the guide cowl, we guess?

What do YOU assume Netflix was making an attempt to do right here? Are you feeling as cynical as we’re about it?? Or is there an affordable clarification in your estimation?? Let us know within the feedback under!

[Image via MEGA/WENN/Netflix/YouTube.]


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