You know that famous shot in American Beauty where Mena Suvari’s character Angela is seen languishing in a bath of rose petals? Wouldn’t it be better if it was a bath of Tayto crisps?
Yes, says Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan, a self-confessed superfan of the Irish crisp brand…
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After the wedding episode of the Channel 4 comedy featured the snack – alongside a contamination faux pas (“Cheese and onion in one bowl, salt and vinegar in the other!”) – the actor who plays Clare Devlin posted a perfect parody of the 1999 film on Twitter.
American Beauty is such an incredible film!!
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 26, 2019
And it’s not the first time the Derry Girls star has mentioned the crisps. There was the time that she pondered a Taytos chocolate bar…
Did I dream that there was once a chocolate bar that has Taytos in it? Because I want one
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 16, 2019
…then there was the time she regretted not stocking up…
I've left Belfast without buying any Curry Chip Taytos pic.twitter.com/Uv6HC4aJDM
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) September 15, 2017
…and even her biggest Brexit concern was Tayto-related…
Ok so does Brexit mean that loads more people are going to want me to bring them Taytos now? Just thought of this, important.
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) June 29, 2016
Fortunately, it’s not just Taytos on her mind. Well, not all the time, anyway. Recently she sat down with RadioTimes.com to discuss Clare’s coming out storyline, saying she always knew her character was gay.
“For me it was always part of her, because I had known when I got the character briefing,” she said. “I knew Clare was gay, but I didn’t realise the others didn’t know. It was not intentional that I was keeping it from them, but I’d known for six months that Clare was gay, and then the others found out.”
Derry Girls series 2 continues on Tuesday at 9:15pm on Channel 4