Derry Girls is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular shows being a hit not just over here, but also internationally. It’s so beloved even iconic director Martin Scorsese is a fan.
While speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black-tie dinner, the American director was asked what he was currently watching, saying: “I watched, the other night, Derry Girls.”
When the crowd erupted into applause, he said: “Those nuns…!”
Shows creator Lisa McGee was thrilled to find out Martin was watching the show. Writing on Twitter: “Excuse me while I drop dead and actually die a death”
Comedian Dara Ó Briain had perfect response, replying: “And that’s it, you win. Shut it down, people, we have a winner.”
Siobhan McSweeney, who played Sister Michael on the show, joked: “Good morning. I’m ded.”
Nicola Coughlan, who played Clare on the show, took to Instagram to share her delight, writing: “Cast Me Marty”
While Saoirse Monica Jackson, who stars as Erin, re-shared the video with heart emojis.
Meanwhile fans of both Martin and Derry Girls were thrilled with the shout out.
— Jim Sheridan (@Jim_Sheridan) November 28, 2022
Of course Martin Scorsese loves Derry Girls! That’s Cinema!
I say this with no hint of sarcasm.
— 🐞 (@Chin4ski) November 28, 2022
This is why Martin Scorsese will always be famous. Derry Girls is a great TV show https://t.co/lUCcnpj7pr
— Emi Eleode (@EmiEleode) November 28, 2022
ITS CONFIRMED MARTIN SCORSESE IS A DERRY GIRL TOO ALWAYS KNEW HE HAD IMMACULATE TASTE
— ANANYA ARYA (@Ananyaryay) November 28, 2022
Hey @LisaMMcGee – Martin Scorsese has just revealed that he watches Derry Girls.
So you are now officially the coolest person on the planet Earth!
— Watford&Essex 🇺🇦 (@EssexWatford) November 28, 2022
The legend that is Martin Scorsese is a fan of Derry Girls and that is all we need for a Monday 🙌🇮🇪pic.twitter.com/dFT1L8CG2d
— Best of Netflix (@thebestnetflix) November 28, 2022
The most beautiful 10 seconds of my life! pic.twitter.com/5LLgzorUlK
— Adam Murphy (@Anonymous_Riter@mastodon.social) (@Anonymous_Riter) November 28, 2022