Actress Reese Witherspoon, who recently discovered her Irish roots through Ancestry DNA testing, was shocked but happy to find that she was 63 percent Irish.
The 41-year-old revealed the news to host Conan O’Brien’s on his late-night talk show, Conan.
“I called your producer on the way here in the car because I was very excited,” she said on the show.
“I did one of those genetic testing things and I found out that I’m 63 percent Irish.
“I had no idea. I had no idea! I thought I was Scottish and Welsh. It turns out my parents are just full of s--t, I guess. But now I’m Irish!
The Oscar winner then proceeded to make some cringe-inducing stereotypical Irish jokes.
“It just makes so much sense, I’m a really good drinker. I love St. Patrick’s Day. Potatoes are delicious. I’m looking forward to meeting all my cousins.”
Taking on a rather bad Irish accent, she said: “Now I get to say things like, ‘It’s in me genes! I love that Conan’ O’Brien; he’s such a nice fella.’”
She even joked to Conan about his resemblance to a certain Irish symbol.
She said: “You’re kind of like a giant leprechaun.”
The Irish American actress was on the show to promote her upcoming film A Wrinkle in Time.
H/T: Irish Mirror