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Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee shares hilarious reaction after Martin Scorsese revealed he’s a fan

Lisa McGee, creator of Derry Girls, shared her funny reaction to Martin Scorsese’s admission that he liked the show. 

The legendary Hollywood director told how he’d been tuning into the comedy while attending the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black tie dinner, which took place back in October.

A month later, Martin shared his love of the series. Lisa posted a clip of Martin talking about the show with the funny caption: “Excuse me while you drop dead and actually live a death.” 

Say what?! Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has shared her hilarious reaction after Martin Scorsese revealed he was a fan of the show [the Derry Girls cast pictured)

The playwright and screenwriter, 42, also uploaded a clip from the Channel 4 programme as she shared: ‘And for the record, we’re big Scorsese fans too.’

Lisa wasn’t the only star shocked by Martin’s TV tastes, with Siobhan McSweeney – who plays Sister Michaels – also sharing the same post, writing alongside it: ‘Good morning. I’m ded [sic].’

Martin, age 80, is asked what he’s looking at right now. The screenwriter replies: “I watched Derry Girls?”

The crowd cheered and he began to punch his fist in air before making a joke about the nuns.

Legend: The Legendary Hollywood Director Told How He'D Been Tuning Into The Comedy While Attending The Economic Club Of Chicago’s Annual Black Tie Dinner, Which Took Place Back In October

Legend: The legendary Hollywood director told how he’d been tuning into the comedy while attending the Economic Club of Chicago’s annual black tie dinner, which took place back in October

Derry Girls attracted many big-name fans throughout its run. Brad Pitt was a fan. Chelsea Clinton and Liam Neeson have also made guest appearances. 

After three seasons, the hit Channel 4 series, which was based on 16-year-old school students living in Londonderry, Ireland during 1994 conflict, ended in May.

Lisa, the writer who created the series, was inspired to make the series. The show followed the Derry Girls and how they managed the high school pressures while also dealing with the complicated political situation in Northern Ireland.

Shock: 'A Month After Martin Told Of His Love For The Series, Lisa Posted A Clip Of Him Speaking About Her Show, Alongside The Humorous Caption: 'Excuse Me While I Drop Dead And Actually Die A Death'

Shock: Lisa posted a clip of Martin talking about the series a month ago, along with the hilarious caption: Excuse Me while I drop dead and actually Die a Death’

Can'T Believe It: Lisa Shared Her Disbelief At The Director Tuning Into Her Much-Loved Series

Lisa was shocked that the director had tuned into her series.

It featured Erin, portrayed by Saoirse Monroe Jackson- her cousin Orla, portrayed Louisa Harland. Michelle’s friends, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Claire (Nicola Coughlan), as well as Michelle’s English cousin James (played by Dylan Llewellyn). 

It was set in Northern Ireland in the middle of the 1990s during “The Troubles” and shows the teenage characters living through conflict that didn’t end until 1998’s Good Friday Agreement. This agreement ended the struggle over Northern Ireland’s fate.

Fans and critics praised Juxtaposed’s series featuring the comical teenage problems of a group of students.

Appreciation: The Playwright And Screenwriter, 42, Also Uploaded A Clip From The Channel 4 Programme As She Shared: 'And For The Record, We'Re Big Scorsese Fans Too'

Appreciation: The playwright and screenwriter, 42, also uploaded a clip from the Channel 4 programme as she shared: ‘And for the record, we’re big Scorsese fans too’

Shock: Lisa Wasn'T The Only Star Shocked By Martin'S Tv Tastes, With Siobhan Mcsweeney - Who Plays Sister Michaels - Also Sharing The Same Post, Writing Alongside It: 'Good Morning. I’m Ded [Sic]'

Shock: Lisa wasn’t the only star shocked by Martin’s TV tastes, with Siobhan McSweeney – who plays Sister Michaels – also sharing the same post, writing alongside it: ‘Good morning. I’m ded [sic]’

Back in July, Jamie Dornan admitted he felt ‘very emotional’ after watching the poignant finale of Northern Ireland-based drama Derry Girls.

Following the conclusion of the final episode, the Northern Ireland native, 40, sent Lisa McGee a’soppy SMS’.

The episode captures the sense of hope in 1998 at the signing of the Good Friday Agreement following decades of violence in the country.

Speaking at the Our Time In Space event at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, he said the  girls taking part in cross community programmes reminded him of his school days going on a trip to the Share Centre in Co Fermanagh.

Poignant: Jamie Dornan Has Admitted He Felt 'Very Emotional' After Watching The Poignant Finale Of Northern Ireland-Based Drama Derry Girls

Poignant: Jamie Dornan has admitted he felt ‘very emotional’ after watching the poignant finale of Northern Ireland-based drama Derry Girls

He Explained: “I am so connected with the Derry Girls that I get very emotional when talking about the finale. Lisa is someone I know well. That’s probably the most pathetic text I have ever sent anyone after the finale.

“Trying to address the nuanced problems of being from that part of the world at the time with such integrity und such humor is almost impossible. It’s remarkable and so poignant.

Jamie stated that his generation is currently making decisions about where their children should go to school. He also admitted that they live in a post-conflict society, and that the decision to send their kids to school has changed.

Finale: The Northern Ireland Native, 40, Said He Sent A 'Soppy Text' To The Channel 4 Creator Lisa Mcgee After Watching The Final Episode (Pictured The Cast Of Derry Girls)

Finale: The Northern Ireland native, 40, said he sent a ‘soppy text’ to the Channel 4 creator Lisa McGee after watching the final episode (pictured the cast of Derry Girls)

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