Gabriel Byrne has reached the final emergency of his Irish accent after a trailer released for Hollywood’s latest Irish rom com, Wild Mountain Thyme.
A teaser about the upcoming film starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Christopher Walken and Jon Hamm went viral on social media for its Irish clichés and questionable star accents over the course of the week.
Friday night talking to Ryan Tubridy Late Late show, The 70-year-old award-winning actor said: “The thing is, I think we all stereotype each other. The French aren’t wearing striped jerseys around their necks and the Spaniards aren’t constantly on the table. They’re dancing flamenco.
“As someone said, it’s a subgenre of filmmaking, with Irish people foaming at the mouth with literary epilepsy or talking to donkeys in the fields.
“I think a lot of people have a very romantic idea of who the Irish are and who they are.”
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Byrne continued to laugh hilariously at how a man once told him he was Irish before he really said he wasn’t, and explained how he connected with the Emerald Isle with his grandfather’s ‘Co. Edinburgh ‘.
Fighting with laughter, Byrne added, “And I said ‘Co.Edinburgh. Yes, I know that very well. “
He continued: “So we have this idea and I think it has to do with the understandable sense of need for Shangri-la. It’s a place where problems evaporate and you can talk to donkeys and this idea that this place exists is not uncommon.
“The Irish are wonderful. They are friendly, they are welcoming, the pitches are green; but the reality of this is that the developing country has all the problems in the real world,” he added.
“This idea of where this place is is not uncommon outside of Ireland”
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Raised star Walkinstown, who recently released his suggestive memoir called Walking with ghosts, he said he would never forget his Irish roots.
“Someone asked James Joyce how he felt about not living in Dublin anymore, and he said, ‘I’ve been living in Dublin for forty years but I’ve never left.'”
“I understand what it means because I’m Dublin, because I’m a Dublin product and I’ve never given up on my Irish passport,” he said. “I speak the Irish language and I’m a part of the country.”
You can take the entire conversation in the RTÉ player.