Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan addresses filming 'Polin' season 3 sex scenes

Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan has responded to the prospect of filming steamier scenes between Penelope and Colin for the third season.

Season 3 of Netflix's hit show will focus on the blossoming romance between the couple (aka Polin), skipping the third book of Julia Quinn's series centring on Benedict's pursuit of love.

Bridgerton wouldn't be Bridgerton without those scenes, and being the central romance of the next season means there is likely to be some sex scenes between the high society gossip writer and Bridgerton brother, played by Luke Newton.

The Derry Girls actress revealed that filming said scenes and taking the lead in the upcoming season is, understandably, a little scary.

When asked by E! News if she was ready to film them, Coughlan joked: "I'm gonna have to be!"

She added that it's "terrifying" being the lead next season, but that she's "known for a really long time."

"I've known [since], like, two weeks into filming season two, so I had a lot of time to adjust to it," she told People. "But then, last night when they were like, 'The news is coming out. You can talk about it', I was like, 'I don't want to. I'm too scared'.