Barry Keoghan Crossing Paths With Jedward Is Our New Favourite Thing On The Internet

“Nice of them to let Barry Keoghan into the Jolden Jlobes.”
Barry Keoghan and Jedward
Barry Keoghan and Jedward
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In a recently-published interview with GQ, Barry Keoghan opened up about how his rise to fame has changed his life, including rubbing shoulders with greats like Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio.

All we can say is that he clearly didn’t know what was around the corner, because on Tuesday night, Barry took part in his most star-studded selfie yet.

That’s right, folks. He finally met Jedward.

Posting on X (formerly Twitter), the X Factor stars and two-time Eurovision competitors revealed that they’d crossed paths with the Saltburn actor, sharing a photo of themselves and the Oscar nominee.

Having never met a portmanteau they didn’t like, they captioned the picture simply: “Jaltburn.”

“EVERYBODY WAKE UP. 2024 JUST PEAKED,” one fan commented, while another branded the interaction “Jepic”.

Meanwhile, another X user reposted the selfie with the message: “Crossover of the millennium, makes you proud to be Irish.”

Our favourite reaction has to be from Irish singer-songwriter CMAT, who joked: “Nice of them to let barry keoghan into the Jolden Jlobes.”

Barry is currently riding a wave of success after his leading performance in the polarising film Saltburn, which is already generating Oscars buzz and led to his second consecutive Golden Globe nomination at Sunday night’s ceremony.

Last year, Barry won critical acclaim (and his first Oscar nomination) for his supporting performance in The Banshees Of Inisherin.

His other recent roles have included the films The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Marvel’s Eternals, the Netflix drama Top Boy and The Batman, in which he made a cameo as The Joker opposite Robert Pattinson.


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