The actress, 35, spoke to E! News exclusively about season three of Bridgerton, sharing that she's excited for Penelope and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) to fall in love but going into filming, she thinks "it's gonna be such an important thing for her to put value in herself."
"She has Colin on such a pedestal and she thinks he's perfect," Nicola reflected. "He's not. He's just a human being. So she needs to stop thinking he's perfect and appreciate herself more."
She added, "It's like that old adage, 'If you don't love yourself, how are you gonna love anybody else?'"
It's especially important to Nicola that this message is conveyed in the Netflix series, as she understands many viewers relate to the shy Penelope: "We've all been that girl."
But Nicola is excited for Penelope to experience this romance and embrace her sexuality. "I feel like she's such an innocent still in so many ways and she's loved Colin for so, so long and she desires him but I don't think she even understands really what that means," she shared. "So I'm interested to see that development of her."
To learn more about what's to come in season three, as well as how soon viewers can expect new episodes, continue reading!