Saoirse Ronan is rolling with the punches after some backlash over her Aer Lingus sketch on “Saturday Night Live”.
The “Lady Bird” actress recently hosted the heralded sketch comedy series. One scene involved her portraying a flight attendant for Irish airline Aer Lingus.
Her skit was criticized for its portrayal of Irish people, but Ronan isn’t taking it too seriously.
“The creator of the show, Lorne Michaels, there’s numerous meetings throughout the week, sketches being cut and added all the time,” she told Ireland’s “The Late Late Show” host Ryan Tubridy on Friday.
“Whenever he would ask me what do I want or what do I feel strongly about, I would always say I really want to use my own accent as much as possible,” continued Ronan. “I want there to be at least one Irish sketch in there.”
In fact, Ronan is a frequent flyer with Aer Lingus. “I am not anti-Aer Lingus. I collect my points with Aer Lingus, that’s how often I fly Aer Lingus!” she stated.
“I shop local and I eat Tayto, but you know it was so much fun to be able to kind of represent, with myself and the boys, we were really, it was brilliant,” the Critics’ Choice Movie Award-winner added. “It was so great having them on.”
And she was supremely thankful for the opportunity to host the long-running sketch comedy series.
“It’s fun, and the show is a comedy show and it was a huge thing for me,” she said. “It’s a dream come true for someone to get to do something like that. It was amazing.”
Ronan’s recent performance in “Lady Bird” has earned the film tremendous critical acclaim and the actress some serious Oscar buzz.