Ruth Negga: Shy People Can Act, Too

  • Published on Jun 20, 2018
  • 'Preacher' star Ruth Negga explains why introverted people, while shy, still crave the limelight.
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Comments • 567

  • M K
    M K 13 days ago +1

    She is the only black person who can be called by a white person: "negga"!!

  • Tutan Uzumaki
    Tutan Uzumaki 14 days ago

    I love her and I love preacher

  • Ryan Evans
    Ryan Evans 19 days ago

    Ruth i promise i will never love again

  • Crazy Cat Lady From Shithole Country

    Ruth Negga is about to be ritually sacrificed by the illuminati.

  • PaoloReaper
    PaoloReaper Month ago +1

    Ruth Negga is one of the most beautiful human beings I've ever seen

  • Nautilus1972
    Nautilus1972 2 months ago

    The poshest Irish person ever.

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 Month ago

      Its a drama school accent , Ruth is from Limerick she uses her own accent in the Netflix animation Angelas Christmas

  • Diarmuid Cahill
    Diarmuid Cahill 2 months ago

    Did you hear about the agnostic dyslexic insomniac...... he lay awake all night wondering if there was a Dog!! :P

  • Moontune Zed
    Moontune Zed 3 months ago

    For those who care to know: she is part Ethiopian and her last name Negga (pronounced NEHga for non-speakers, with soft g sound, according to her) roughly translates to "it has dawned" and implies the rise of the sun and/or the morning. It's a beautiful name so seeing all these jokes just show an immature and ignorant and, of course, a completely western centric attitude.

  • Sean Fitzgerald
    Sean Fitzgerald 3 months ago


  • Stanislav Kostiฤ‡
    Stanislav Kostiฤ‡ 3 months ago

    the hell, she ain't from the south?!!!

  • Don ellis
    Don ellis 3 months ago

    I could stare at her all day

  • Larry 1993
    Larry 1993 4 months ago +1

    She sounds English and then she sounds Irish, not one or the other though.

  • Joe Ruck
    Joe Ruck 4 months ago

    I freaking love Ruth Negga. So damn adorable and talented.

  • Kal Morrison
    Kal Morrison 5 months ago

    She is such a Pretty Lady

  • Kerry Buchanan
    Kerry Buchanan 5 months ago

    She is so attractive! How on earth am I just ever hearing about her literally today?

  • Deppability
    Deppability 5 months ago

    She's playing right now, isn't she?

  • Jelani Wood
    Jelani Wood 5 months ago

    FLOWERS! Been a fan of hers since Agents of SHIELD

  • Melayahm01
    Melayahm01 5 months ago

    Aha, I wanted to see video of her being herself, to see what she really sounds like. She's been American in Preacher (Tulip is the BADDEST ass woman ever) and in Agents of SHIELD - who knows what her accent was in Warcraft. She has a lovely mix of Irish and American, so soft spoken, and stunning looking too. Love that hair do.

  • Monster Chopper
    Monster Chopper 5 months ago


  • Graysage
    Graysage 5 months ago

    Tulip, why are you doing a European accent?

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 Month ago

      Because she was raised in Limerick city in Ireland and has an Irish mother ,

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker 5 months ago

    Too bad I didnโ€™t see this until now. Iโ€™ve worked with Ruth for the last two years on Preacher and she is every bit a shy Irish girl who crosses herself before a tough scene and likes to have drinks with the crew - not just the ruling classes but the rank n file workers too. I canโ€™t begin to describe the amazingly hard work and crazy fun we had in New Orleans. She is absolutely who she is - honest, professional, incredibly hard working and real as fuck.

  • Leopard-King
    Leopard-King 5 months ago

    I am many things both peaceful and unruly, churlish and graceful, but I am seldom deceived on spiritual matters. Even in my most boorish state I will not be seduced into accepting blasphemy through the conduit of a beautiful face speaking with a sweet voice. Hollywood is capitalizing on your love for pet dogs. Being a dog owner myself, I have a fondness for the creature. Yet the depictions and mentions of dogs in the bible are always derogatory. It is an oft repeated insult that takes the name of an animal beating out the serpent. It bests the serpent which has one positive reference.
    Matthew 10:16
    Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore WISE AS SERPENTS, and harmless as doves.
    Now let us examine the absolute waterfall of demeaning references of dogs.
    Proverbs 26:11
    As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
    Isaiah 56:11
    Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
    Psalms 22:16
    For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
    Psalms 22:20
    Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
    I can spam two pages worth but I won't. There is no question that it is perceived as a degrading term. Not only that, the show is implying that God is sinful. You probably missed it, but I did not. What kind of dog did they use to portray God? A dalmation, correct? What the most striking visual about a dalmation that sets it quickly apart from other dogs? It's spots!
    1 Peter 1:19
    Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and WITHOUT SPOT:
    This was important in the symbolic foreshadowing of Christ in ritualistic sacrifice.
    Numbers 19:2
    This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer WITHOUT SPOT, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
    The only beast that is sinful is the one of Revelations that comes for the destruction of man. It is the power behind the script writers of Preacher.

  • Digital JP
    Digital JP 5 months ago

    Are you serious....that's really her...She looks really tough in Preacher. Regardless she is awesome. I love her style.

  • TheVodec
    TheVodec 5 months ago

    When I watch Preacher, I dont really care that much for Tulip. I liked Ruth in that interview though. lol Which is really strange because women in leather jackets are always hot.

  • K Family
    K Family 5 months ago

    She is cute

  • SirBrucible
    SirBrucible 5 months ago

    Bearer... Seek... Seek... Lest...

  • Vam The Anomaly
    Vam The Anomaly 5 months ago

    Just to show you how good of an actress she is , I watched an episode of Preacher and it was the exact one they showed here and I had absolutely NO CLUE she wasn't a Southern speaking American woman.

  • zuzu
    zuzu 6 months ago

    she has a weird aura in a good way

  • Jacob Spain
    Jacob Spain 6 months ago +1

    My negga!

  • Jax Ace
    Jax Ace 6 months ago

    Yup itโ€™s that African beauty

  • Wise One
    Wise One 6 months ago

    *mind. blown.*

  • db64lifeisback
    db64lifeisback 6 months ago

    I see why people getting in trouble for saying her last name wrong

  • Trollasaur
    Trollasaur 6 months ago

    What a difficult surname to have.

  • Patricia the booke
    Patricia the booke 6 months ago

    Ruth is so humble and cool.

  • DGAF anymore
    DGAF anymore 6 months ago

    best name ever!

  • puddlemini
    puddlemini 6 months ago

    she's soooo cute

  • Katie B.
    Katie B. 6 months ago

    She seems so quietly pleased by the applause from the audience.
    She's so soft spoken. I think she's lovely.

  • Tramaine Terrance
    Tramaine Terrance 6 months ago

    Ruth is a cool woman.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Love her on Preacher.

  • Captain Picard
    Captain Picard 6 months ago +1

    Shes not very pretty, I cant understand how she gets parts that are supposed to be for an attractive woman.

  • luwam gebremichael
    luwam gebremichael 6 months ago +1

    white ppl must love her name

  • cuchelo1
    cuchelo1 6 months ago

    I know it's a cliche, but when I see her in interviews like this, it really highlights how amazing she is in her characters. You'd never imagine such a reserved person could create Tulip. It really frustrates me that she's yet to be nominated for an Emmy for "Preacher". She makes that show in my opinion.

  • The 80's Wolf
    The 80's Wolf 6 months ago +2

    "Ruth Negga"
    "YO WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!!"

  • 1blackone
    1blackone 6 months ago

    Well, she is definitely acting in Preacher!

  • GetSum
    GetSum 6 months ago

    Damn is that O'Hare??? Fuck me, amazing. Its like Tulips sister that was adopted out at birth.
    Nice work on Preacher Ruth im a huge fan of Tulip....
    "Ill find you God and kick your ASS.......!!"
    Haha .Classic.

  • Mike Quarentino
    Mike Quarentino 6 months ago

    Why couldn't I add a comment!

  • Mike Quarentino
    Mike Quarentino 6 months ago

    Her father's name seems a bit illegal in America but relax guys it has a bright meaning in Ethiopia ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Mike Quarentino
    Mike Quarentino 6 months ago

    Her father's name seems a bit illegal in America but relax guys it has a bright meaning in Ethiopia. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • goeast12
    goeast12 6 months ago +1

    A real-life Betty Boop.

  • exexpat11
    exexpat11 6 months ago

    -1000 to Colbert - +10,000 to Ruth. Those Betty Boop eyes. Wreaks me with the Southern accent she does on the show. So perfect.

  • W J
    W J 6 months ago

    She's so sweet. This is Tulip!? Almost hard to think it.

  • Nellie K. Adaba
    Nellie K. Adaba 6 months ago

    Yes, nice dress.

  • YO B
    YO B 6 months ago +4

    oh sweet Jesus am really tired of explaining for you Blonds that her fathers name "Negga" doesnt have to do with the "N-word!" for Gods sake her dads name is not even an English decent so do the math and think that it might have a different sound!!! i know coz am Ethiopian! and i have heard many people calling as Negga pronouncing it as similar as the "N-word" but the "Ne" word actually suppose to be read like "Nut" with out the "t". that's the only closest English name i could found that's similar when its been read the Amharic word for Negga! comprende?!

  • Ghoul Business
    Ghoul Business 7 months ago

    Ruth negga seems to be a Very sympathic person

  • Tigest Alebachew
    Tigest Alebachew 7 months ago

    We love here๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Tay J
    Tay J 7 months ago

    I fuckin loveeeeeee me some her๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  • drakoon
    drakoon 7 months ago +1

    Who clicked because of the name?

  • zolviek
    zolviek 7 months ago

    What an utterly charming and fascinating person.

  • Killi8n Dev
    Killi8n Dev 7 months ago

    Where is preacher lovers?

  • Theo Gillan
    Theo Gillan 7 months ago

    Holy shit her voice and accent wtf i've only seen her in preacher

  • ultramarineblue
    ultramarineblue 7 months ago

    Preacher seems interesting

  • 1hayes1
    1hayes1 7 months ago

    best dressed celebrity, hands down

  • Chloe Lane
    Chloe Lane 7 months ago

    Sheโ€™s so sweet, great actress too!

  • PutinWithAnimals
    PutinWithAnimals 7 months ago +1

    Plot twist: God is made up by men to survive mentally in this chaotic crazy world

  • Fuzzbear1
    Fuzzbear1 7 months ago

    I would never guess that a shy person can act, wow such news to behold

  • What In Tarnation
    What In Tarnation 7 months ago +1

    negga please

  • Matt M
    Matt M 7 months ago

    Man, preacher went cuckoo on season three. I am all for writing for tv being different, but the comics are definitely way better. I dug the first season. Maybe i'll get back into it tho :3

  • Chris Bullock
    Chris Bullock 7 months ago

    Man I'm in love with this sista.....and have been ever since I first saw her in Preacher.

  • Ronald
    Ronald 7 months ago

    damn shes ugly

  • rashell r
    rashell r 7 months ago

    That is so weird michael Jackson rip Janet Jackson Beyonce all seem shy too and have said so and are like ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ† on stage!

  • rashell r
    rashell r 7 months ago +1

    Her eyes ๐Ÿ˜

  • Simone Jester
    Simone Jester 7 months ago

    God is a furry?

  • The Engineer
    The Engineer 7 months ago

    She is Angelic and quite enchanting to behold. I love her mind. Hearing her speak as the Actress is quite alluring.

  • under_score
    under_score 7 months ago +1

    I didn't know she was part Irish.

  • Darien Battice
    Darien Battice 7 months ago

    Mannnn that accent is sexyyyyyyyyyy

  • ILLAngel101
    ILLAngel101 7 months ago

    Love her on Preacher, and S.H.I.E.L.D. , and well i just love her.

  • PoeticSonic
    PoeticSonic 7 months ago

    I normally call my friends with there family name....i guess that can happen for her....

    • sssssss6361
      sssssss6361 7 months ago

      if you know how to pronounce an Ethiopian name why not. Her last name is แŠแŒ‹ in Amharic. Negga in English ( ne- as in nerve and ga as in gaffe). แŠแŒ‹ means it dawned.

  • RaKaya Turner
    RaKaya Turner 7 months ago


  • Emir
    Emir 7 months ago

    I'm hearing soo many accents when she speaks lol. English, American and Irish to name a few

  • uknow who
    uknow who 7 months ago

    I want her to change her last name so badly.

    • El At
      El At 7 months ago

      uknow who I was thinking of that haha. Because if a white person saw her on the street in the US and said "hey, what's up Negga, how are you?" Would that be deemed as racist?

  • Shane C
    Shane C 7 months ago

    That went over my head too! And she really does not have a personality. But she's still beautiful.

  • CusWeAre
    CusWeAre 7 months ago +2

    So many of the black actors seem to be British

    • Megan Hey
      Megan Hey Month ago

      She is half Ethiopian and half irish

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 5 months ago

      and raised in Limerick City Ireland with her Irish mother and extended family , she left Ethiopia when she was a baby so she is culturally Irish

      MULE - ETHIOPIA 5 months ago

      +veronicadredd22 she born in Ethiopia

    • El At
      El At 7 months ago +3

      She's Irish, she's probably picked up on the British accent because she's been living in London since 2006.

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 7 months ago +1

      She is not British , she is from Ireland

  • moevervaet616
    moevervaet616 7 months ago +5

    Sheโ€™s so lovely and talented

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 7 months ago

      She really deserved the Oscar for Loving-her portrayal was so incredibly nuanced and thoroughly beautiful.

  • Kevin Moriarty
    Kevin Moriarty 7 months ago

    What a great interviewer. Thanks Stephen and well done Ruth.

  • Allstar
    Allstar 7 months ago

    Man that British accent, makes me go all weak at the knees ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 5 months ago

      she left Ethiopia before she could talk she was well in to her twenties before she made a return visit , she identifies as Irish

      MULE - ETHIOPIA 5 months ago

      +veronicadredd22 her accent have Ahmaric" Ethiopian Longh "b/c she born in Ethiopia Adis abeba by z way her father name แŠแŒ‹ in Amharic has bright meaning
      sorry for my bad engilsh

    • El At
      El At 7 months ago +1

      veronicadredd22 that was definitely British, but I could still hear some Irish accent in there too... She lives in London now, so she's picked up the accent.

    • veronicadredd22
      veronicadredd22 7 months ago

      Irish accent , there is a big difference nothing about her is British

  • Maaz Kalim
    Maaz Kalim 7 months ago

    Somehow I saw her face as of Negroid ancestry and โ€œeโ€ replaced โ€œiโ€ in her surname _prima facie_ ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จยฐ

  • Anzy
    Anzy 7 months ago +5

    Her hair looks so good, damn

  • Anzy
    Anzy 7 months ago


  • DirtyRobot 13
    DirtyRobot 13 7 months ago

    I'm so in love with her, it's ridiculous ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Bobby Seale Junior
    Bobby Seale Junior 7 months ago

    She looks and reminds me so much of my ex.....very similar.

    • Bobby Seale Junior
      Bobby Seale Junior 7 months ago

      Ela T canโ€™t deny, she was a very special woman. I should have treated her better.

    • El At
      El At 7 months ago

      Bobby Seale Junior oh someone is missing the ex

  • maitha
    maitha 7 months ago

    she's so lovley

  • emercycrite
    emercycrite 7 months ago

    She's such a cool, slinky cat.

  • HippieMosquitoSquat
    HippieMosquitoSquat 7 months ago +2

    my biggest crush at the moment

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 7 months ago

      We all have someone weโ€™d switch sides for...

  • Charmedsas1
    Charmedsas1 7 months ago +2

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ God----Dog ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • chica bien
    chica bien 7 months ago

    Negaaaaa buddy , not Ruth Nege

    • El At
      El At 7 months ago

      chica bien he's scared of messing up lol. Americans will eat him alive

  • Gerald Hom
    Gerald Hom 7 months ago

    Her southern accent is better than Andrew Lincoln's southern accent.

  • ellymarie03
    ellymarie03 7 months ago

    She is sooooo incredibly different from the characters she plays which says so much about about her talents in acting. Love her even more after watching this.

  • Malcolm Thorne
    Malcolm Thorne 7 months ago

    Wow. Her real accent makes her so much hotter.

  • million naom
    million naom 7 months ago

    Her name "Negga" in Amharic, Ethiopian language, means morning. She is a fascinating Ethio-Irish actress. Wishing you all the best in your acting career dear.

  • Mr. October
    Mr. October 7 months ago

    i feel so bad for her white teachers in school when they had to do attendance , cause that last name is TRICKY lmaoooooooooooo

  • MrJambot
    MrJambot 7 months ago

    Is there anything more tedious and unoriginal than neck-beards commenting on her name under EVERY interview posted to youtube? And yes, I include my own amongst them.