Roma Downey talks about her Hollywood lifestyle with UTV

Tina and Roma Downey
Tina and Roma Downey

The Hollywood life of Derry star Roma Downey will feature in a one off special on UTV tonight.

The magic of Tinseltown comes to UTV at 8pm when Tina Campbell meets up with Pierce Brosnan, Roma Downey, Supertramp legend Carl Verheyen and award-winning entertainment correspondent Ross King to discuss what life is really like in Hollywood and find out what it takes to make it in LA.

Tina visited LA earlier this year to cover the Oscars for UTV and follow the progress of Belfast-based Cinemagic’s International Film Camp.

Tina said, “When I was filming Hollywood Lives during the Oscars, I found out just how magical Hollywood is. Hollywood Lives explores the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown and finds out just how tough it is to make it there.

“I also catch up with the young people from Cinemgaic, as they try to find the secret to success in Hollywood.”

Speaking about Hollywood, Ross King said: “Yes it’s silly, it’s stupid but it’s everything that I am and I still think one day you know someone will just go ‘that’s it, thank you, game over’, but you know what, what a life!”

Joan Burney Keatings, Chief Executive of Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People, said “Cinemagic has engaged with various groups of young people at festival events in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Dublin earlier this year and one of our aims was to offer young people from across Belfast and Dublin the opportunity to work with others from different cultural backgrounds, to create channels of communication and interaction between them and to do this through the medium of film.

“The International Film Camp was both an entertaining and educational experience for those involved.

It promoted Belfast as a creative city and helped develop not only the young people’s filmmaking skills but also their inter-personal skills and the process has contributed to a deeper and new understanding of cultural difference.”

Hollywood Lives will be shown tonight at 8 p.m.