"I have a name:" Nicola Coughlan wants us to stop talking about actors' weight 7 months ago

"I have a name:" Nicola Coughlan wants us to stop talking about actors' weight

She's dead right.

Derry Girls star, Nicola Coughlan, has hit out against a podcast host reporting on the Golden Globes for repeatedly calling her fat.


Big Calf podcast host Amanda Roberts not only described Coughlan as 'the fat girl from Bridgerton' rather than by her name, but then went on to critic her outfit based entirely on her size.

Nicola's outfit for the 2021 Golden Globes

During her coverage of last Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony, Roberts shared her opinion of Coughlan's outfit on Twitter;

"The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes.

Bc no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear bc you feel like you have to."

Coughlan, having seen the Tweet, replied to Roberts saying;

"I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name."

Coughlan, who has spoken out against fat shaming and size shaming in the media before continued the conversation on her Twitter account writing;

"So yeah, it’s 2021 it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep having this conversation.

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.

Also can we please stop asking women about their weight in interviews, especially when it completely irrelevant.

I’m seeing a lot of interviews from 10 years ago where people go “Oh weren’t the questions so inappropriate!” unfortunately it’s still happening."


Roberts did respond later to apologise for not using Coughlan's name in her original Tweet but said she is not sorry that she described the Galway native repeatedly as fat;

"It sucked that I didn’t use her name, and I’m sorry I made that choice. But I’m not going to apologize for using the word fat. Ever."