Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's spoken a number of times about his love of Richard Curtis films, famously Love Actually, and a few others.
However, today in the middle of Taoiseach's Questions, Leo Varadkar brought up the topic of Martin McDonagh's Oscar-nominated drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and what he thought of it. "Not sure what to make of it, Ceann Comhairle," began Taoiseach Varadkar, to which Ceann Comhraile Seán Ó Fearghaíl disagreed, stating that the film was "very good, I have to say."
Taoiseach tells the Dáil he saw 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' in the Lighthouse on Sunday night, in case you were wondering. "It was good, but hard to warm to the heroine in it, I have to say." #TeamSaoirse
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) February 20, 2018
"It was good, but hard to warm to the heroine in it, I have to say," replied Varadkar. Well, you know, it's Frances McDormand - she's an acting legend, plus you're not really supposed to warm to her. She's meant to be taken as this furious, raging avatar of morality - so, y'know, not meant to be warmed to.
But, hey, when was the last time you saw major political figures in Ireland reviewing movies in the middle of government business?