“Nicola Coughlan once revealed to Digital Spy that she’s always known Clare was queer, long before anyone else in the Derry Girls cast was told.
“”I found out when I very first auditioned, so I’d known for about six months before the others,” said Nicola. “It was always a very important part of the character.”
“And she’s right. Since Coughlan’s character came out at the end of season one — and even before then it seems — Clare’s queerness has always been considered intrinsic to the role. But crucially, it never defined her.”
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