VIDEO: Leo Varadkar references Love Actually during his Downing Street press conference
What an age we live in.
In terms of being taken seriously within his first week of leading the Irish nation, we're not sure referencing a Richard Curtis rom-com in front of the world's press is going to help Leo Varadkar's quest for international gravitas.
But what do we know?
Maybe this, in which he compares his first time in Downing Street to the antics of Hugh Grant's fictitious Prime Minister in schlocky Christmas staple Love Actually, is a work of genius.
"I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually where Hugh Grant does his dance down the stairs"- Irish PM's thrill of being at No. 10 pic.twitter.com/TLThYRiKht
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 19, 2017
"I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually," says Leo, "where Hugh Grant does his dance down the stairs. Apparently it wasn't filmed here so I didn't get a chance to see the stairs."
Yay. He's just like the rest of us, or those of us that like vaguely misogynistic ensemble starring yer man from The Walking Dead when he was still just Egg from This Life anyway.
And opposite the Maybot - her brain romping through the wheatfields of her youth, her mouth regurgitating the same old schtick about working with the DUP and all sides of the Irish divide for a better and more prosperous blah blah blah - he seemed positively Socratic.
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 19, 2017
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