Derry Girls’ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell refuses to reveal her real age in awkward interview

Irish actress Jamie-Lee O’Donnell angrily answered Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy’s ‘wrong question’ after he asked her about her real age

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Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell has reacted with fury after she was asked the ‘wrong question’ by Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy on RTE.

The actress, who played Michelle Mallon on the hit Channel 4 sitcom, reacted to the awkward moment in the interview as she talked about her experience filming the third and final series of Derry Girls.

The much-loved star, who hails from Derry herself and is 30 years old, has raised awareness of what it’s like to act alongside legendary Irish actor Liam Neeson after he made a surprise appearance on the first episode of new series.

While Jamie-Lee is happy to share some behind-the-scenes details of the show, there’s one question she’s not willing to answer.

After host Ryan Tubridy asked the actress about her age, she insisted that she doesn’t need to share her age with the Derry Girls.

Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell has hit back after she was asked a ‘perceivingly wrong question’ by Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy.

Jamie-Lee tried to answer the question by joking that she was ‘117 years old’ before adding that she didn’t want to answer.

The Derry Girls star ended the question as she asserted that it was ‘shadely misleading’.

She went on to emphasize that if she were a man, she would never be asked how old she is.

In an effort to explain himself, Late Late Show host Ryan said he would still ask the same question if he were interviewing a male actor.

Jamie-Lee plays Michelle Mallon on the Channel 4 sitcom

However, Jamie-Lee responded by stating that there was no way for Ryan to prove his case due to the fact that no male actors were present.

Things then took a turn for the worse when Ryan tried to explain that he was only asking Jamie-Lee her age because of the fact that she’s a lot older in real life than the teenage character she plays in the movie. Derry Girls.

After apparently seeing that Jamie-Lee didn’t have any of his explanations, Ryan hastily insisted he would ‘move on’ and change the subject.

After the awkward interaction, Late Late Show audiences flocked to Twitter to share their reactions.

“When someone tells you, they find your question incorrect – next time listen to them. Instead of explaining that you’re not. That’s rude,” one viewer wrote.

Ryan hastily asserted that he would ‘go on’ and change the subject


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“It’s the most awkward thing I’ve seen so far in 2022,” another joked.

“Ryan Tubridy should have known better not to mess with Michelle from the Derry Girls,” another mocked.

Meanwhile, a Wednesday viewer said Ryan’s question was ‘just normal’.

“It’s really not that big of a deal right? She’s in the public eye and people want to know how old she is. His question is just casual,” they tweeted.

Derry Girls continues Tuesday at 9.15PM on Channel 4.

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