‘That changes things!’ Bridgerton’s Ruby Barker exclaims after learning of Lady Whistledown’s twist.
In an exclusive interview with This website, BRIDGERTON actress Ruby Barker revealed her stunned reaction to the Lady Whistledown twist involving her co-star Nicola Coughlan, who plays Marina Thompson in the Netflix period drama.
Ruby Barker, 25, has admitted that Nicola Coughlan’s character Penelope Featherington was the “last person” she suspected of being behind the infamous Lady Whistledown pseudonym. The Marina Thompson actress, who filmed many scenes in Bridgerton alongside Nicola, revealed that the Derry Girls star let her in on the secret behind-the-scenes.
Penelope was revealed to be the mysterious Lady Whistledown during the season one finale of Bridgerton.
In the series, Lady Whistledown’s job is to report on what’s going on in the ton in order to manipulate people.
When Nicola told her that Penelope was the character writing under the pseudonym Whistledown, Ruby was convinced that the shocking twist would “change things.”
“I don’t know about everyone else, but I knew,” Ruby said in an exclusive interview with This website when asked whether Lady Whistledown’s identity was kept a secret from the cast.
“I didn’t ask, but Penelope was the last person I suspected.”
“Then Nicola said something, and I was like, ‘damn, that changes everything, b****y hell!’
“It’s usually the one you least suspect.”
It comes after Ruby and Nicola had numerous scenes together in the Netflix period drama’s first season.
Penelope, Nicola’s character, quickly befriended Marina, Ruby’s character, as the latter struggled to hide her secret pregnancy.
Their on-screen friendship, Ruby explained, was mirrored in their real-life co-star relationship.
“She’s sweet as pie, she’s really lovely,” the star said.
“The thing is, I want to say she’s adorable because she is!”
“But she’s a 34-year-old woman, so I’m not going to patronize her!”
“However, she is the pinnacle of cuteness in a human soul.”
Marina, Ruby’s character, began series one of Bridgerton as a new member of the ton, having been sent to live with her distant relatives, The Featheringtons, in order for them to assist her in making her debut in London society.
Marina was soon discovered to be pregnant, forcing her to withdraw from society and hide in her bedroom until Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) decided to find her a suitable husband.
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