'It was great craic' - Ruth Negga brought her cousin to the Golden Globes
Irish actress Ruth Negga has given us yet another reason to love her, after revealing that she brought her cousin to the Golden Globes.
The Limerick native was speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, and told the audience that she brought her cousin David to the prestigious awards ceremony.
"All of the rest of my family are furious. Everybody is furious," she joked about her decision to bring her cousin instead of another family member or her long-term boyfriend Dominic Cooper.
"We've known each other since we were three and we're best friends," she said of her cousin.
"We're obsessed with films and we used to go to the video store - remember those? - and we'd get like three videos each and we'd live for the weekend to watch them."
"We'd stay up to watch the Oscars we'd say, 'Yeah, I'll have one of those."
Ruth, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in Loving, revealed that she was at home in bed early following the awards in Los Angeles.
"I was at home at 11, I know, so disappointing. It was great craic," she said.
The 34-year-old said she is "still floating" from Meryl Streep's mention of her in her acceptance speech for the renowned Cecil B. DeMille Award.
"I'm still floating from that. I haven't absorbed it. I couldn't believe it, it is incredibly surreal. A complete dream come true. I've been such a fan of hers for so long," she gushed.
Speaking about the variety of ethnicities in attendance of the Golden Globes, Meryl said: "And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and raised in Ireland, and she's here nominated for playing a small-town girl from Virginia."
Despite missing out on a gong on Sunday night, the former Love/Hate star is hotly tipped for an Oscar nomination, which will be announced on Tuesday the 24th of January.
Watch a clip from her interview with Jimmy Kimmel below.