Saoirse Ronan speaks out on Aer Lingus controversy

The star appeared on The Late Late Show last night


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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has finally broken her silence over the online reaction to her Aer Lingus skit on SNL last week.

The Oscar nominee hosted the popular comedy show in the US, but many people believed her portrayal was not an accurate representation of Irish people.

“I mean, it’s fun…” Saoirse told presenter Ryan Tubridy on last night’s Late Late Show.

“The show is a comedy show and it was a huge thing for me to go on. I mean its a dream come true for someone to get to do something like that.

“It was amazing. And one of the things that was really really important for me throughout the week was – and Lorne Michaels, the creator of the show – there was numerous meetings we had throughout the week, there’s sketches being cut and added all the time.

“Whenever he would ask me what I want or what I feel strongly about I would say I really want to use my own accent as much as possible and I want there to be at least one Irish sketch in there.

“I’m not anti Aer Lingus! I collect my points, that’s how often I fly Aer Lingus. I shop local.

“It was so much fun, for myself and the boys (U2) to be able to represent [Ireland]”

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