The actress, who stars as Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix drama sequence, appeared on British daytime speak present This Morning on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Throughout the go to, Nicola defined that her dialog with co-star Adjoa Andoh helped her to grasp the significance of how their present dealt with casting folks of coloration.
“I am chatting with Adjoa Andoh … who’s sensible as Woman Danbury,” she stated. “I stated, ‘Shade-blind casting, it is nice, it’s very the precise factor.’ And she or he stated, ‘Properly, it isn’t, in a approach, as a result of it form of erases race and erases folks’s struggles.’ And I believed, That had by no means occurred to me, by no means. And I feel the world that we now have created is a totally reimagined world, is a fantasy.”
No matter the way it grew to become what it’s, Nicola is proud that audiences have clearly embraced the imaginative and prescient of the present that’s based mostly on the e book sequence by Julia Quinn and also stars Regé-Jean Page as Simon, the Duke of Hastings and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton.
“I’d say to folks, ‘You possibly can watch Game of Thrones, and you’ll utterly droop your disbelief that there are dragons on this world,'” she continued. “For Bridgerton, you possibly can droop your disbelief that we now have a black queen and a black duke, and so they’re probably the most implausible actors.”