Nicola Coughlan hit back at a tweeter who referred to her as "the fat girl from Bridgerton" this week.

Having first made waves as one of the stars of 'Derry Girls', Nicola Coughlan attended the virtual Golden Globes on Sunday night.

She donned a stunning yellow dress by Molly Goddard and black cardigan for the occasion.

Amanda Richards, username @amandakater, took to Twitter to write: "The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes, bc no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear bc you feel like you have to."

Coughlan was having none of it, responding: "I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name."

The actress also reshared an article she wrote for The Guardian back in 2018 in response to the comments.

She added: "Also can we please stop asking women about their weight in interviews, especially when it completely irrelevant.

"I’m seeing a lot of interviews from 10 years ago where people go “Oh weren’t the questions so inappropriate!” unfortunately it’s still happening."

In the thread, she also noted: "Every time I’m asked about my body in an interview it makes me deeply uncomfortable and so sad I’m not just allowed to just talk about the job I do that I so love.

"It’s so reductive to women when we’re making great strides for diversity in the arts, but questions like that just pull us backwards.

"Also, and I mean this in the nicest way ah possible, I’m not a body positivity activist, I’m an actor I would lose or gain weight if an important role requirement. My body is the tool I use to tell stories, not what I define myself by.

"So yeah, it’s 2021 it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep having this conversation. It would really love to never be asked about it in an interview again, also I have so many other things I love to talk about, I’m Irish so I can talk till the cows come home."

Amanda Richards has come under backlash for her comments to Nicola Coughlan, and tweeted the following in response.