Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton Bridgerton

Penelope is about to get a whole lotta romance on Bridgerton but not with… *checks notes*… Colin

"Fine, I don't love you at all, this will work out great"

Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton have revealed that Bridgerton’s Penelope Featherington is about to have a new love interest in season three… but it’s NOT Colin. HUH?!

While the initial teaser released on February 2 saw longing glances and some serious chemistry between the pair, apparently the chapter won’t be focused on their love story, but instead, Pen looking for a husband, with Colin’s assistance…

“She’s decided she’s going to find a husband, she heads back to the ‘Ton and she’s like, ‘I’ve got to get away from the Featheringtons, they’re wrecking my buzz, I’m out of here’,” Nicola said during a fan event on February 14.

“So she basically says, ‘I’m going to find a husband’, and Colin is like, ‘I’ll help you’, and she’s like, ‘Fine, I don’t love you at all, this will work out great’. So she finds some suitors, some are more successful than others but one is very, very fond of her, and she’s like, ‘Yeah, this could work’.”

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Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan, Netflix

Of course, we all know that Penelope has longed for her friend but after overhearing him say he would never court her, she has firmly put up a shield.

“I’m going to let this season end after one episode. She’s like, ‘I’ll never forgive you’. I think we better forgive him,” Nicola joked, before Colin added: “I think she has to surely [forgive Colin]. I think it gives us a really good place to start. If everything was all good between the two, there’s less growth for the two of them together.”

Meanwhile, Penelope will have a dalliance with — what Luke described as Colin’s “biggest threat” — Lord Debling (Sam Phillips) a.k.a Debbers.

Penelope and Lord Debling. Netflix
Nicola Coughlan and Sam Phillips, Bridgerton. Netflix

We can hardly wait for the next season, so it’s lucky that on February 14, we copped another teaser which you can check out below!

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and Bridgerton seasons 1-2 are streaming on Netflix. Season 3 will premiere in two parts, on May 16 and June 13 only on Netflix.

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