By now, Lady Whistledown’s secret identity on “Bridgerton” is well known to fans. And if you’re not one of them, you might want to stop now, because we have a big spoiler to reveal!
As those who watched the entire first season of the hit Netflix series now know, Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan) had an alter ego as the gossip-mongering, newsletter-writing Lady Featherington’s secret identity.
However, what practically nobody acknowledged was that Coughlan provided away from an enormous Easter Egg insight into that personality in her absolute first scene!
Coughlan supportively uncovered it on Twitter Saturday with a brassy inquiry to her fans:
Ok I’m just curious, has anyone spotted the massive Easter Egg about Penelope in the very first scene of Bridgerton? pic.twitter.com/VOm5Sm9SV5
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) February 20, 2021
She at that point uncovered that in the main scene where we meet Penelope, she had picked a prop to hold. What’s more, you’ll never think about what – it was just Lady Whistledown’s plume composing plume.
How could I miss this???? I thought I was a Bridgerton fanatical??? Am I a phony fan???
We were all presumably excitedly anticipating the passage of the Duke, definitely.
With some speculating the right answer, she at that point proceeded to affirm that she had, in reality, picked a specific prop to show up in the scene: “I settled on a prop for the scene where you first see Penelope, that prop turned out to be a monster quill that looked a great deal like… a plume.”
In the scene where the Featherington kin is being fitted for dresses, you can see Penelope looking on awkwardly at the fixing of her sister’s girdle while holding a yellow plume.
Coughlan proceeded to additional bother: “In the event that you rewatch there are bunches of little clues in there, let me know whether you recognize any more and I can verify or refute.” Sharpen your analyst abilities to equal those of Eloise Bridgerton, everybody!