Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan Accidentally "Stabbed" Claudia Jessie on Set

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan Accidentally "Stabbed" Claudia Jessie on Set

Nicola Coughlan had a little mishap with a parasol during the filming of Bridgerton, as the actress revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show. It occurred on Nicola’s first day on the set of the Netflix show, as she accidentally stabbed her co-star, Claudia Jessie.

Unfortunately that is true,” the actress who plays Penelope Featherington on the show, revealed to Kelly Clarkson. “So, it was my first day on set and it’s quite terrifying getting a big Shondaland Netflix job, you think, ‘I just don’t want to screw this up.’”

“So they said to me, ‘You’re very tiny, let’s put you in heels’ and I thought, ‘Yep! I’ll do anything you want me to do, yes.’ It became evident pretty quickly that with the corset and the heels my balance was not so amazing.”

Nicola then explained that she fell a total of three times while walking on the set.

“And the third time I was holding a parasol, which in the wrong hands is a deadly weapon,” the 34-year-old star said. “And I fell forward and stabbed Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise Bridgerton, in the hand and she just started bleeding. But she’s still my friend!”

Yeah, unfortunately there was a stabbing on the first day,” Nicola remarked. “And I was guilty, it was not good.”