‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan worked in an optician’s office
The New York Times recently gushed in a headline that “the secret is out” about Nicola Coughlan, star of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. It was a reference to his newfound fame.
But for eye care professionals, another secret is out: Coughlan is in the club. The temperature noted that ahead of his big break from another Netflix hit, Derry Girlsthe actress worked in an optician’s practice in her hometown of Galway, Ireland.
The profile didn’t go into detail about her time in the eye care world, but Coughlan opened up about the experience in an interview last year with the Belfast Telegraph. It was a part-time job — and the only job she could find as a struggling actor.
“You can imagine I wasn’t making a lot of money from two days a week, but something about working there gave me structure and a weird love for filing and organization” , she told the newspaper. “That’s why I’m really good at keeping my tax receipts in order.”‘
One of his tasks was to “tell people to come in and get their eyes checked.”
The work structure has helped her to have a better mindset.
“I look back on that time fondly, even though I had no money,” she said.
March 25 marks the start of Bridgerton’s Second Season. It has been renewed for a fourth season.