| 10.4°C Dublin

Nicollette drops in for a Chinese

DINERS at the China Sichuan restaurant in Sandyford got more then they bargained for when former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan dropped in for lunch alongside none other than our very own Victoria Smurfit.

The Diary can reveal how the two actresses, who are currently filming Honeymoon for One, which will eventually air on the Hallmark Channel, have hit it off on set and are fast becoming firm friends.

The high-profile pair were spotted filming scenes for their new production at the Sandyford eatery and afterwards decided to stay on for a bite to eat with their fellow co-stars.

"Nicollette was in great form and very friendly to all the staff in the restaurant," said an insider.

"By the time they were finished filming their scenes, some of the lunchtime crowd had already arrived and were stunned to see Nicollette there.

"She was more than happy to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.

"Victoria and the rest of the cast were there as well and afterwards they all left together to move on to another location nearby," they added.

The film is shooting around Dublin, as well as in Powerscourt in Co Wicklow.

It is being filmed by Parallel Film Productions, the Dun Laoghaire-based company, who were also behind the hits Intermission and Breakfast

Sheridan (46), is believed to be staying in the exclusive Shelbourne hotel on Stephen's Green.