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Leukemia patient Olivia Killian, aged four, with author Cecelia Ahern. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Leukemia patient Olivia Killian, aged four, with author Cecelia Ahern. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Leukemia patient Olivia Killian, aged four, with author Cecelia Ahern. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

AUTHOR Cecelia Ahern is following in the footsteps of Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer by making a cameo in her upcoming film.

The mum-of-two will get her first taste of being in front of the camera when she films a wedding scene for Love Rosie today.

But even though she wrote the book on which the movie is based, Cecelia is anxious about her on screen debut.

"It's my first time in front of the camera, it's something I never thought I would do," she told the Herald. "I'm just in the crowd.

"I am not good on camera. I'm nervous and hope I don't look at the camera and wave or something stupid like that. I'll probably jump up and say 'No – don't do it!' and change the story around."

But Cecelia has no desire to become a leading lady and did it as it will be something nice to look back on.

"I never wanted to be in front of the camera – I like being on the other side. I have no desire to act."

Two adaptations of Cecelia's books are being filmed in and around Dublin; film Love Rosie which stars Lily Collins and German TV series Heart Cinema.

Cecilia's husband, actor David Keoghan, will appear in an episode of Heart Cinema. But the multi-million selling author says she has nothing to do with him landing the role. Cecelia was talking at the launch of Barretstown's latest charity campaign which encourages the public to donate €2 by texting the word WAND to 50300.

"As a mother I think the work they do at Barretstown is amazing. It's a magical place and I always support them in any way I can."

hnews@herald.ie


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