Nicola Coughlan reveals secret meaning behind her Barbie premiere gown that paid tribute to her childhood and her Bridgerton role
Nicola Coughlan made sure to bring the glamour as she stepped out at Barbie’s European premiere in London on Wednesday.
The Irish actress, 36, put on a dazzling display as she joined the star-studded arrivals at Cineworld Leicester Square to celebrate the upcoming release.
She captured attention in a stunning silver satin dress which had a sparkling bodice and droplet Swarovski crystals stitched all across it.
However, it seems her gown had more meaning behind it as Nicola, who plays Diplomat Barbie in the hotly-anticipated film, has revealed the gown was designed to replicate the Sparkle Eyes Barbie doll she once owned as a child.
According to British Vogue, Nicola recreated her character’s look with a Wiederhoeft dress that was adorned with Swarovski glass crystals.
Premiere: Nicola Coughlan made sure to bring the glamour as she stepped out at Barbie’s European premiere on Wednesday and she’s now revealed the inspiration for her look
She told the publication ‘I thought it’d be amazing to reference the look from the movie.’
‘So when I spoke to Aimee (her stylist), I said I’d love to wear something silver and inspired by [the Sparkle Eyes Barbie].’
However, the Sparkle Eyes Barbie wasn’t the only inspiration for Nicola’s pink carpet look, as she also made a conscious nod to her Bridgerton character by donning a corset.
Nicola also confessed her love for Bridgerton’s costumes when explaining the show’s forthcoming new season to the publication.
She said ‘I’ve had the privilege of wearing so many incredible costumes on Bridgerton, especially in season three,’
‘I really got a new appreciation for corsetry and Aimee and I said it would be so nice to start incorporating the corset (on the red carpet). It’s a little bit of a bridge between Barbie and Bridgerton.’
The interview comes after Nicola joined a whole host of her Barbie co-stars at the much-anticipated premiere on Wednesday night, including leading stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
Dua Lipa, who stars in the movie while her new track Dance The Night also serves as the Barbie soundtrack, was also among the very glamorous arrivals.
Stunning: The Irish actress, 36, put on a dazzling display as she joined the star-studded arrivals at Cineworld Leicester Square to celebrate the upcoming release
All the sparkles: She captured attention in a stunning silver satin dress which had a sparkling bodice and droplet Swarovski crystals stitched all across it
Tribute: Nicola, who plays Diplomat Barbie in the film, revealed the gown was designed to replicate the Sparkle Eyes Barbie doll she once owned as a child
Glamorous: Nicola plays Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton and said her love of the corsets she wears on the show inspired her red carpet look
Glam: The interview comes after Nicola joined a whole host of her Barbie co-stars at the much-anticipated premiere, including leading star Margot Robbie and singer Dua Lipa
Margot, who tackled the leading role of Barbie, has recently been kept busy on a global press tour with other cast members and has made stops in countries such as Australia, South Korea, and Mexico.
But Margot will star as just one version of Barbie as the iconic doll will be brought to life by an array of stars, who will each take on an aspect of the versatile character.
Sex Education’s Emma Mackey will star as a Barbie who has a ‘Nobel Prize in physics’ while Alexandra Shipp will be an author version of the doll.
Greta Gerwig, who is known for directing past films such as Little Women (2019) and Lady Bird (2017), not only took on the role of director of the upcoming fantasy comedy but also co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach.
The Barbie movie stars Margot, Ryan, and Dua,t also America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, and Simu Liu. Various versions of both the Barbie and Ken dolls will be portrayed, with actress Helen Mirren narrating the film.
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