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Derry Girls Star Nicola Coughlan Says Cast Missed Start Date for Filming Season 3

DERRY Girls star Nicola Coughlan has revealed that the cast missed the start date to film season three of the show due to Covid-19 but admitted: “we’ve just got to be patient”.

Nicola, who plays Clare Devlin in the hit Channel 4 comedy, also spoke about how she’s coping with lockdown as she isolates with her family in Co Galway.

She explained that she’s taking it “day by day” and trying to keep busy.

The 33-year-old appeared on Ireland Am and when asked about how she’s finding living with coronavirus restrictions she said: “It’s alright.

“I think you just have to be patient with it, don’t you? Just take it day by day and I think I try to find a list of jobs to do every day.

“I was doing some painting, I was doing the back porch yesterday but the weather has other ideas today.”

Nicola also told how she was disappointed that she wasn’t able to reunite with her castmates Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland and Dylan Llewellyn to film season three of the show.

She said: “11th of May was our start date [for filming season 3] so it wasn’t fun seeing that day come and go without us being there but look, we’ve just got to be patient with it and we’ve got to know we’re doing the right thing right now with waiting.

“There is a WhatsApp group ongoing, DG OGs we’re called and that’s always in use.”

She added that she hadn’t expected the show to do so well globally.

She said: “No absolutely not, I thought the script was incredible, which it is. Lisa’s such an incredible writer.

“But I thought that it was so specific that I thought, ‘No one outside of Ireland is going to understand this and all the specificity of it’.

The fact that it’s travelled so well, it still blows my mind. I’ve travelled to the States a few times since the show has been out and people there really seem to love it and we get messages from Bangladesh and Japan.

“It’s just amazing. I’m really honoured to be part of it.”

The Irish Sun
Written by Elsa McEvoy
Published May 22, 2020