Caroline home for 'Anglo' role as Kathryn eyes LA
Published 22/12/2012 | 05:00
SHE moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, but Caroline Morahan's latest role has seen her make a return to tread the boards in her home town.
The former 'Off The Rails' presenter has joined the cast of Paul Howard's satirical production 'Anglo: The Musical' and will enjoy a three-week stint at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin from January.
The 35-year-old flew back to Ireland with husband Daithi O Caoimh this week.
"It was a surprise to be asked to do it and it only came about in the past few weeks, so the honeymoon is officially on ice for a while," she said.
"I'm so excited about it. The cast are fantastic and I'm really honoured to have been approached."
She continued: "The timing is incredible; it really couldn't have landed at a better moment because we get to be home for Christmas, do this and then get back to LA for pilot season in February."
Morahan told the Irish Independent that she felt as if she was making a comeback to the venue, as her first proper acting job was on stage there nearly five years ago.
"The thing that made me want to act was 'I Keano', which I did at the Olympia. That was what made me want to stop presenting and act full time. So this is a homecoming really."
Morahan may be temporarily swapping LA for Dublin, but don't be surprised if RTE broadcaster Kathryn Thomas makes a move stateside in the future.
The 'Operation Transformation' and 'The Voice' host has just returned from two weeks in Hollywood.
"I was there for work and pleasure. I went over to basically look at how things work in TV over there, because I knew nothing about it.
"Obviously 'The Voice' is really popular over there, and while I wouldn't like to live there, it was good.
"I went over to judge whether it would be somewhere I'd like to go. I'm not totally converted. But I'd definitely like (some time) there." She added: "The attitude there is anything is possible; everybody is keen to help you."