Simone Ashley ‘Looks Up’ To ‘Bridgerton’ Co-Star Nicola Coughlan: She’s ‘An Incredibly Smart Lady’

Simone Ashley is proud to be honored with the International Golden Nymph for most promising talent award from the 2024 Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “It’s really special. A bit of a pleasant surprise. I like to keep my head down and do my work and make art, so to have my work acknowledged, that means a lot to me. Very surprised,” she told Access Hollywood Guest Correspondent Emily Orozco. The 29-year-old actress also talked about Season 3 of “Bridgerton” and gushed over how Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton led this season. “I mean they both are inspirations to me. I think they’ve truly set such an incredible example of how to lead this season, the way they’ve both support each other. I mean they’ve been traveling the world spreading joy to the rest of the world,” she said. But that wasn’t all! Simone also continued to sing Nicola’s praises, telling Access that she is “an incredibly smart lady.” “I really look up to her in that sense, she’s very, very smart and has a big heart as well,” she said.