TWO DERRY Girls actresses have released a new clip where they appear, in character, self-isolating in the cupboard.
Saoirse Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland have created an utterly brilliant new clip for the show, where Erin and Orla record themselves hiding in a bunker as sectarian rioting takes over the streets outside.
Though set in Derry, 1996, the sketch cleverly uses parallels with the measures which have been introduced in Ireland to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and offers a bit of light-hearted humour as bad news continues to flood in from across the world.
We have to thank Saoirse Monica and Louisa for this-- luckily, the two castmates live together and were able to create the clip while maintaining the quarantine guidelines.
In the clip, Erin and Orla describe how they have been told to remain inside and hidden by the authorities-- "Our mammies", Orla helpfully clears up.
The ever-hyperbolic Erin tells the future historians of the world that "Worried for our own safety, Orla and I have constructed this bunker..." before again being interrupted by the oblivious Orla, who explains that the construction of the bunker consisted of "We came upstairs, we opened the airing cupboard, we got inside it and then we sat down".
The clip is like something directly out of a scripted, directed and filmed official episode of Derry Girls, and with season 3 likely to be severely delayed at the moment, it's something great to keep the fans going.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) March 31, 2020
Sister Michael actress Siobhán McSweeney also got in on the gag as she went got fully into character to write a simple message: "Sweet suffering Jehovah."
— Siobhán McSweeney (@siobhni) March 31, 2020