Oscar award winning actress Frances Mc Dormand has described the St Patrick’s Day festivities in New York as "gross."

Speaking about her latest role in David Lindsay-Abaire's new play "Good People," the star told Gothamist she forgot the Irish holiday fell during opening week of the show.

“I forgot how gross it is. It's a gross thing! It's like some weird excuse for high school kids to vomit. It's not good. It's stupid. I'm sure that's not what St. Patrick's Day is supposed to be about, but who knows,” she said.

Set in south Boston, the show follows McDormand’s character Margaret as she rediscovers on old flame from the projects who’s made good.