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Nicola Coughlan hints she’ll star in Barbie movie as she dismisses Doctor Who casting rumors

Nicola Coughlan has teased she’s landed a role in the upcoming live-action Barbie as she dismisses Doctor Who casting rumours.

The Bridgerton star, 35, confirmed she is starring in a project alongside Ncuti Gatwa as she spoke at Netflix’s Bridgerton FYC event in Los Angeles on Sunday.

She sparked rumors she would star in Doctor Who after posing with Ncuti, 29, at the BAFTA TV Awards just hours after being confirmed as the BBC show’s 14th Doctor.

New project: Nicola Coughlan has teased she’s landed a role in upcoming live-action Barbie as she dismisses Doctor Who rumors

But Nicola has now denied the speculation, telling Variety, “We’re doing something together, but it’s not Doctor Who.”

The Derry Girls actress instead teased that Sex Education’s Ncuti had already been announced for the mystery project, but she hadn’t yet.

And Ncuti appeared to hint their joint project was the next Barbie movie as he shared a photo of the pair on Instagram with the caption ‘a pair of dolls’.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Nicola for comment.

Exciting: The Bridgerton star, 35, confirmed she was starring in a project alongside Ncuti Gatwa as she spoke at Netflix's Bridgerton FYC event in Los Angeles on Sunday

Exciting: The Bridgerton star, 35, confirmed she was starring in a project alongside Ncuti Gatwa as she spoke at Netflix’s Bridgerton FYC event in Los Angeles on Sunday

Ncuti has already been announced as part of the star-studded cast of the Barbie movie, which will be starred by Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken.

Her Sex Education co-stars Emma Mackey and Connor Swindells will also appear in the film, which is set to be released on July 21, 2023.

Four weeks ago, Ncuti – whose role in the film has not been revealed – shared photographs of his and Emma’s names printed in pink on chairs as he teased his involvement, writing: “Come on Barbie, let’s go party…”.

Last month, eager fans got their first glimpse of Margot as Mattel’s iconic doll in a teaser image.

Speculation: She sparked rumors she would star in Doctor Who after posing with Ncuti, 29, at the BAFTA TV Awards just hours after her confirmation as the 14th Doctor

Speculation: She sparked rumors she would star in Doctor Who after posing with Ncuti, 29, at the BAFTA TV Awards just hours after her confirmation as the 14th Doctor

She looked absolutely iconic driving a classic pink Chevrolet Corvette past what looked like the Barbie Mansion in the image from the film, which will be directed by Greta Gerwig.

Gerwig, 38, wrote the screenplay for the film with longtime partner Noah Baumbach.

Warner Bros. Pictures posted the image to their social media accounts with a simple caption that read, “#BARBIE July 21, 2023 In theaters only.”

Margot had a big smile on her face as she posed with her hands on top of the small windshield and the doll’s signature blonde locks were worn down.

Let's go party!  Ncuti appeared to hint that he would star with Nicola (pictured in Bridgerton) in the Barbie movie as he shared a photo of the pair on Instagram alongside the caption,

Let’s go party! Ncuti appeared to hint that he would star with Nicola (pictured in Bridgerton) in the Barbie movie as he shared a photo of the pair on Instagram alongside the caption, “a pair of dolls”.

Barbie: Ncuti has already been announced as part of the Barbie movie cast alongside Sex Education's Emma Mackey and he shared snaps of their names on chairs during filming

Barbie: Ncuti has already been announced as part of the Barbie movie cast alongside Sex Education’s Emma Mackey and he shared snaps of their names on chairs during filming

She broke much of the iconic Barbie pink by wearing blue, including a striped halter dress and accessorizing with the same color in the form of a large ball bracelet and polka dot headband.

Ryan Gosling, who will play Barbie’s longtime partner Ken, was not seen in the newly released image.

The film features an all-star cast including Will Ferrell, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, America Ferrera, Michael Cera and Alexandra Shipp.

A synopsis on IMDB of the upcoming film reads, “A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is kicked out for not being perfect enough and embarks on a real-world adventure. An action feature film live based on the popular line of Barbie toys.

Iconic: Last month, excited fans got their first glimpse of Margot Robbie as a recognizable Mattel doll in a teaser image

Iconic: Last month, excited fans got their first glimpse of Margot Robbie as a recognizable Mattel doll in a teaser image

Perfect Barbie: Margot (pictured left in 2017) is a perfect match for the popular children's toy

Costume Changes Galore: With Barbie's diverse wardrobe, it's almost certain that Robbie will change outfits a few times in the film

Perfect Barbie: Margot (pictured left in 2017) is a perfect match for the popular children’s toy

Margot is long planned play the world’s most iconic fashion doll in a live-action film and in December 2020 she vowed to give audiences “something totally different”.

Going for something “a little left-of-center”, when it comes to its depiction of the Mattel doll, the project will be produced by her LuckyChap Entertainment Company whose motto is “If it ain’t f**k, yeah , that’s a no”. ‘

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the project, Robbie said: “Something like Barbie where the IP, the name itself, people immediately have an idea of ​​’Oh Margot is playing Barbie, I know what that is. is.

“But our goal is to say, ‘Whatever you think, we’re going to give you something totally different – ​​the thing you didn’t know you wanted.

A plastic star: Ryan Gosling (seen in September 2018) does not appear in the new image, which will play Barbie's longtime partner Ken.

Show his muscles: The star will show his chiseled muscles for his role, which began filming earlier this year

A plastic star: Ryan Gosling (seen in September 2018) does not appear in the new image, which will play Barbie’s longtime partner Ken.