Tuesday 25 October 2016

'My chats with stars Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan were awful', says Lorraine Keane


Lorraine Keane
Lorraine Keane
Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan

She's come face-to-face with countless celebrities and now presenter Lorraine Keane has revealed how an encounter with a husband and wife acting duo left her reeling.

The former Xpose host may be a dab hand at interviewing stars, but even she was left stuck for words after she met two Hollywood legends.

"[My worst interview was] Dennis Quaid, years ago - and Meg Ryan. They were married at the time but I interviewed them separately," Lorraine told the Diary.

She said the interviews were "awful" with the pair not giving much away.

Despite a few bad experiences, the broadcaster is unfazed as she gears up to return to TV screens later this year with an extended run of her one-off UTV show The Interview.

While it's confirmed the show, which involves a half-hour chat with a top celebrity, will be broadcast later this year, Lorraine was keeping tight-lipped on who she will be talking to in the new episodes.

"There's more [of The Interview] coming," she said. "It hasn't been filmed but it's already been set up.

FUll on

"I love those interviews because they're very full on - very little of it gets left on the cutting room floor

"I'm not short for a word - I do all the talking. I don't think I'll have a problem there, I think I'll always be able to fill that space," the Dubliner joked.

In the meantime, Lorraine has been enjoying spending quality time with her husband, Peter Devlin, and their daughters, Romy and Emelia.

"We were just in Spain for a few days with the family, which was nice and we're going to go to France in August," she said.

While she's taking it easy for now, the TV star looks to have a busy autumn ahead of her as she revealed she's taking her style workshops - aptly named Keane on Style - around the country.

"I'm busy working on Keane On Style - they're going all over the place from September.

"We'll be in Donegal, Drogheda, Killarney, Galway, Cork and back to Dublin," she said at the opening night of The Bodyguard at the Bord Gais Theatre.

"For me it's about sharing the secrets that I've been lucky enough to discover.

"It's small and personal so everyone feels involved.

"I use all the independent small boutiques and Irish labels," Lorraine added.

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