Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan performed a hearty rendition of the Christmas song Fairytale of New York when she appeared on US TV.
The Lady Bird star was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
The pair spoke about Ronan’s upcoming movie Mary Queen of Scots, which sees her star alongside Margot Robbie as warring Scottish and English Queens, and cousins, Mary and Elizabeth.
The movie has received rave reviews and is due for release this weekend.
Fallon also surprised the Oscar nominated star with a question from a ‘big fan’ named Margot.
Ronan’s co-star Margot Robbie then appeared on the screen and asked whether since Ronan was so good at accents could ‘give us your best Australian accent’.
As the camera cut back to the studio, Ronan said: “I feel that she knows I’m not very good at the Aussie accent. She’s doing what I do to Prince and she’s finding my Achilles heel.”
However, she was up to the challenge and gave it her best show. We’d have to leave it up to our Aussie readers to determine how well she did, but it sounded pretty good to us here at Ireland Calling.
The pair later went over to a piano in front of the audience and spoke about Irish pub culture and ‘lock-ins’ in a tongue-in-cheek skit.
Ronan said: “The whole town just goes to the pub. We lock the doors, we have a drink and we have a sing-song.
The pair then broke into a rendition of the Pogues’ classic Fairytale of New York.
Take a look at the video below.
Saoirse Ronan tries her Australian accent
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling
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