TWO talented Waterford women had a quick tête-à-tête in Hollywood this week before a very special ceremony.
Waterford actor Carrie Crowley spoke to Virgin Media correspondent Zara King ahead of the 2023 Oscars.
The two women, both former WLR FM reporters, chatted before the annual Oscar Wilde Awards, an event that honours Irish talent in cinema.
As the green carpet was rolled out, Carrie shared her excitement about ‘An Cailín Ciúin’s journey to Hollywood, saying: “Have we a strong chance? I don’t know, but we’re there!”
Carrie revealed that she would be wearing a homegrown designer for Oscar night.
She said: “For the Oscars I’m wearing Deborah Veale again.
“For the Oscar Wilde I’m wearing another Irish company and they are named Tweed Project and they’re on the Aran Islands. I’ve worked with Triona Lewis, who was the costume designer on the film.”
The women ended their chat with a rousing “Up the Déise!”
On Sunday night, Carrie wore a beautiful black and gold dress created by the Dublin designer Deborah Veale.
Sadly, German WW1 drama ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ beat ‘An Cailín Ciúin’ for the Best International Film award.
While ‘An Cailín Ciúin’ may not have won the gold, the night was a big win for both the Déise and Ireland as a whole.