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Derry Girls actress hits back at ‘unflattering dress’ jibe

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has been praised for her witty reply to a critic who questioned her dress choice for the 2019 BAFTA awards.

Coughlan, who plays goody goody Claire Devlin in the popular show, was at the glitzy awards do with her co-stars as Derry Girls was up for the best scripted comedy award.

Derry Girls actress hits back at 'unflattering dress' jibe

However, for some reason Coughlan’s pink dress caught the attention of a critic of the Daily Mirror who posted on Twitter, describing it as “not the most flattering”.

The 32-year-old actress was not shy about hitting back, simply posting: “I mean incorrect Daily Mirror. I look smokin, sorry ’bout it.”

The bold response has received a huge wave of support online, with celebs and fans jumping in to back up the talented star.

Katy Sessions was quick to attack the Daily Mirror for its approach to judging female perfromers on their appearance.

British comedienne Roisin Conaty was full of compliments for Coughlan.

You look like a beautiful Hollywood movie star. ???AND you are a brilliantly talented actress
— Roisin Conaty (@Roisinconaty) 12 May 2019

And Scott Cooper chose a famous line from Derry Girls character Sister Michael to sum up the Daily Mirror’s attitude.


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