Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Well done with that research' - Ryan Tubridy's awkward moment with Alexander Skarsgard

Sasha Brady

Published 01/10/2016 | 14:09

Michael Pena, Alexander Skarsgard and director John Michael McDonagh on The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy
Michael Pena, Alexander Skarsgard and director John Michael McDonagh on The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy
Hollywood actor Alexander Skarsgard with music producer David Mattsson at The Guinness Storehouse, when they touched down in Dublin ahead of the Irish premiere of their new film War on Everyone at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

Ryan Tubridy suffered through an awkward moment on Friday night's Late Late Show with a seemingly innocuous question.

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Joining Ryan Tubridy for the entertainment show on Friday was True Blood and The Legend of Tarzan star Alexander Skarsgård.

The Swedish actor was on the show to promote his new film, War On Everyone, with his co-star Michael Peña and director John Michael McDonagh.

But things got a little awkward when Ryan encouraged the 40-year-old to talk about his previous "backpacking" experience in Ireland.

Hollywood actor Alexander Skarsgard with music producer David Mattsson at The Guinness Storehouse, when they touched down in Dublin ahead of the Irish premiere of their new film War on Everyone at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Hollywood actor Alexander Skarsgard with music producer David Mattsson at The Guinness Storehouse, when they touched down in Dublin ahead of the Irish premiere of their new film War on Everyone at the Lighthouse Cinema Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

Looking slightly confused, Alexander explained that he never backpacked in Ireland.

“12 hours, I’ve spent 12 hours here,” he said a little uncomfortably.

“I lived in Leeds for a while. We spent one night in a youth hostel in bunk beds with German backpackers.

“We had one meal, and we went to McDonalds,” he laughed.

Michael, who looked equally uncomfortable, chipped in “well done with that research”. Before awkwardly laughing it off, Alexander added: “great story guys”.

 

Earlier in the show the two actors walked out with cups of what they claimed was "barley tea" but then admitted to Ryan that it was actually Guinness.

"Well you shoot the show at what? 10.30 on a Friday night?" Alexander questioned as he jokingly justified his beverage of choice.

"We don't shoot anything, this is live," replied Ryan

"Huh? Is it really?" asked Michael as both actors looked around the studio in shock.

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