Friday 28 April 2017

'It was great craic' - Ruth Negga brought her cousin to the Golden Globes

Ruth Negga on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Image: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Ruth Negga on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Image: Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube
Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
Stars: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Richard and Mildred Loving
Support act: Ruth Negga with her boyfriend of six years, actor Dominic Cooper
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

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.

Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards

"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.

Stars: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Richard and Mildred Loving
Stars: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Richard and Mildred Loving

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.

Support act: Ruth Negga with her boyfriend of six years, actor Dominic Cooper
Support act: Ruth Negga with her boyfriend of six years, actor Dominic Cooper

Watch a clip from her interview with Jimmy Kimmel below.

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