Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has shared her hilarious reaction after Martin Scorsese revealed he’s a fan of the show.
The legendary Hollywood director opened up about how he tuned into the comedy while attending the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black-tie dinner, held in October.
And a month after Martin opened up about his love for the series, Lisa posted a clip of him talking about her show, along with the humorous caption, “Sorry while I’m dropping dead and actually dying a death.”
Say what?! Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has shared her hilarious reaction after Martin Scorsese revealed he was a fan of the show [the Derry Girls cast pictured)
The playwright and screenwriter, 42, also uploaded a clip from the Channel 4 programme as she shared: ‘And for the record, we’re big Scorsese fans too.’
Lisa wasn’t the only star shocked by Martin’s TV tastes, with Siobhan McSweeney – who plays Sister Michaels – also sharing the same post, writing alongside it: ‘Good morning. I’m ded [sic].’
The clip in question sees Martin, 80, being asked what he’s watching and the screenwriter says, “I saw Derry Girls the other night?”
As the crowd began to cheer, he banged his fist in the air before joking, “Those nuns!”
Legend: The legendary Hollywood director opened up about how he tuned into comedy while attending the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black-tie dinner, held in October
Derry Girls has attracted many notable fans during its run, including Brad Pitt, a fan, while Liam Neeson and Chelsea Clinton have had guest appearances.
The hit Channel 4 show, based on a group of 16-year-old schoolchildren living in Londonderry, Ireland during the 1994 conflicts, ended in May this year after three seasons.
The series, inspired by writer Lisa who created the show, followed the Derry Girls as they juggled the pressures of high school along with the complex political situation in Northern Ireland.
Shock: “A month after Martin opened up about his love for the show, Lisa released a clip of him talking about her show, along with the humorous caption, ‘Sorry while I’m dropping dead and actually dying a death.’
Can’t believe it: Lisa shared her disbelief at the director tuning in to her beloved series
It starred Erin, played by Saoirse Monica Jackson, her cousin Orla, played by Louisa Harland, friends Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and Claire (Nicola Coughlan), and Michelle’s English cousin James, played by Dylan Llewellyn.
Set in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ in the mid-1990s, it showed the teenagers living through the period of conflict, which only ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, as they struggle over whether Northern Ireland should leave the United States or remain in the United States kingdom came to an end.
Alongside the group of students’ weird teenage troubles, the series has received praise from critics and fans alike.
Appreciation: The 42-year-old playwright and screenwriter also uploaded a clip from the Channel 4 programme, as she shared: “And for the record, we’re big Scorsese fans too.”
Shock: Lisa wasn’t the only star shocked by Martin’s TV tastes, Siobhan McSweeney – who plays sister Michaels – also shared the same post, writing alongside it: ‘Good morning. i’m dead [sic]’
Back in July, Jamie Dornan admitted he felt “very emotional” after watching the poignant finale of Northern Ireland drama Derry Girls.
The Northern Ireland native, 40, said he sent Channel 4 creator Lisa McGee a “sloppy text” after watching the final episode.
The episode captures the sense of hope at the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 after decades of violence in the country.
Speaking at the Our Time In Space event at the Lyric Theater in Belfast, he said the girls taking part in cross-community programs reminded him of his school days when he took a trip to the Share Center in Co Fermanagh.
Poignant: Jamie Dornan has admitted he felt “very emotional” after watching the poignant finale of Northern Irish drama Derry Girls
He explained: “I identified massively with Derry Girls, I get emotional talking about the final. I know Lisa well, that’s about the cheesiest text I’ve ever sent to anyone after I finished the finale…
“Trying to approach the nuanced complications of being from this part of the world at this time with such integrity and humor is almost impossible. I don’t know how she managed to do it is incredible and so poignant.”
Jamie said that those of his generation are currently making the decisions about where to send their own children to school, acknowledging that they are in a “post-conflict society and your decision-making about where to send your children to is different.” has changed”.
Finale: The Northern Ireland native, 40, said he sent Channel 4 creator Lisa McGee a ‘sloppy text’ after watching the final episode (pictured the Derry Girls cast)
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