Derry girls‘s Saoirse-Monica Jackson said Liam Neeson was “nervous” about appearing on the show.
The highly-anticipated first episode of the final series aired on Tuesday (April 12) and surprised viewers with Neeson’s cameo.
out of stock Star Neeson played a police officer questioning the girls about a burglary at their school.
Jackson joked that the Derry girls Cast were there to calm Neeson of his acting nerves during a performance The One Show on Wednesday (April 13).
She joked that the actor was nervous and demanded it Derry girls Cast to provide acting advice.
“We were there for him to give him acting notes,” she said. “He was pretty nervous, he always is.”
She praised the actor for his “warmth” and explained that Neeson’s cameo was a great start to the new series.
Jackson said: “I think everyone loves Liam Neeson, don’t they? There’s just a real warmth and it definitely started our series with a real bang.”
Jackson shared a picture of her with Neeson on her Instagram.
The caption referenced the iconic scene she filmed with Neeson: “‘For the tape, I just want to say that day was an absolute blast.'”
The actor said he was “delighted to have a small role in the final series of Derry girls“.
He described himself as “a huge fan of the show, the incredible writing from the talented Lisa McGee and the outstanding ensemble cast.”
“It’s such a unique and special show, with a real heart and amazing to see the lives of ordinary, funny people living in Northern Ireland while The Troubles is acted out in a Channel 4 comedy,” he said.
Nicola Coughlan, who also stars on the show, posted an Instagram Story praising Neeson after the episode aired.
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“Liam Neeson thank you for being a lovely man,” she wrote. “You really brightened up a dark December shoot.”
Fans were delighted to see the shock cameo, with one fan calling it “absolutely brilliant” and another calling it “the best kept secret in Derry”.
Derry girls airs Tuesdays on Channel 4, find out more on All 4. The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.
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