Step Brothers and Ralph Breaks the Internet star John C. Reilly is going to be an Irish citizen
Did we just become best friends?
With Wreck-It Ralph 2 set to be unleashed in Irish cinemas very soon, the lovable charms of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman are about to do their very best to break the Internet.
Of course, Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to the beloved 2012 original Wreck-It Ralph and audiences everywhere have been itching to see the reunion between Vanellope von Schweetz and Ralph.
This being said, John C. Reilly is no stranger to Ireland having filmed The Lobster here and frequented the Galway Film Fleadh on numerous occasions.
Aside from this, the star of Magnolia and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is also a keen fan of trad music as seen by his blistering version of The Wild Rover in Doolin, Clare.
That voice is genuinely like a mix of Fergie and Jesus.
When JOE's Eoghan Doherty caught up with the Hollywood star a few months ago, he revealed that he was genuinely trying to get Irish citizenship
"I'm trying to get citizenship in Ireland right now actually, I'm not kidding! I'm trying to get a passport in Ireland. I really do feel really at home whenever I'm in Ireland" he admitted when we talked to him about his funny and charming role in the hugely enjoyable Kong: Skull Island.
Well, if the news about Ralph Breaks the Internet's imminent release isn't enough to get you excited, Reilly has some great news because he's now a genuine Irishman.
JOE got the chance to chat with the Walk Hard and Gangs of New York star and he said that after a reception at the US Embassy in Dublin, the news is now official.
John C. Reilly on growing up in an Irish neighborhood on the south side of Chicago - “I didn’t know any actors!” pic.twitter.com/k5YLMI2G66
— U.S. Embassy Dublin (@USEmbassyDublin) November 20, 2018
"Yes, you can absolutely say welcome home. I'm going to be a citizen now, Ireland has just declared that they're going to make me into a citizen now. I was at the US Embassy last night and I made a pitch and they said 'alright, it's underway.' I made a big promise last night and said if the Irish government will grant me dual citizenship, I will play a concert in any pub that requests it for one year. So, your move Higgins."
Yep, that's pretty much confirmed.
John C. Reilly is going to be an Irish citizen and he's going to be playing in a pub near you.
As for Ralph Breaks the Internet, the destructive duo are back as we leave the arcade behind to venture into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the Internet.
Along the way, there's pop-culture gags galore, some brilliant satire on the worst parts of the web, and an even bigger adventure for Vanellope and Ralph to explore...and break.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph II is released in Irish cinemas on 30 November and here's a taste of what's in store.
Keep an eye on JOE for our full interview with the stars and directors of the movie.
Clip via Walt Disney Animation Studios