The 41-year-old actor is promoting her new movie Conviction in which she stars alongside Hilary Swank.
And she says that despite an upbringing in Barbados, America and England, she has a special affinity with Ireland.
The movie which brought her to fame ‘Circle of Friends’ was shot here.
The mum-of-one said: “My grandmother was Irish on my mother’s side and my father’s mother was Irish.
“I spent a lot of time there, not through family, but I had so many friends who were from there when I was growing up. I was always in Wicklow.
“And then through surfing I went to Donegal a lot. It’s absolutely beautiful. Beyond beautiful, but not for the faint-hearted.”
Bord Failte will be delighted!