Thursday 22 March 2018

'My husband will always come before work', vows Caroline Morahan


Elaine McCahill

She leads a busy life in LA and jets home to Ireland as much as she can, but Caroline Morahan said she makes sure to put her husband first.

The actress married her other half Daithi O Caoimh in Italy in 2012 and they have lived together in Hollywood for six years.

With their busy schedules, Caroline said they make sure to keep each other up to date on their plans.

"My husband is my number one priority," she said.

Caroline and husband Daithi on their wedding day
Caroline and husband Daithi on their wedding day

"I work extremely hard, but always make sure that we have downtime.

"We are used to long periods apart, but we manage it very well.

"We will never let a day go by when we're apart without filling each other in on everything that's going on. I think that's crucially important," she added.

The 37-year-old - who starred in a short film Lost & Found that featured in The Richard Harris International Film Festival last week - has been on home soil a lot this year with both theatre and TV roles.

Caroline said she's excited to have her family over to visit in the next few weeks.

"LA is great for the opportunities and different experiences, but you cannot beat Ireland for the people and the atmosphere," she said.

"My family at home are always kept up to date on everything that's happening. Luckily, it's not like the old days where going to America meant you would never see the person.

"I get home regularly and my parents are actually coming to LA to see me perform in Conor McPherson's The Weir.

"So I'm very lucky that despite the distance I have that kind of support."

Recently top actresses like Jennifer Lawrence have been calling out Hollywood execs on the differences in pay for women and Caroline said she knows ageism is definitely rife in Tinsel Town.

"I admire Jennifer for being outspoken about it. It is up to women of influence to affect this change," she said.

"If female power-players in Hollywood got together they would be better able to right this.

"But equality doesn't just exist in pay grades. The ageism drives me insane.

"The current paradigm in the entertainment industry is that most of the people at the top are men so we definitely need a few enlightened men to get on board to help sort this out and encourage balance," she added.

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