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About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina

Back to School – All Is Different But Still The Same

There was such excitement this morning. The day our household has been counting down to was finally here! After just over 6 months in just our care – the 9 and the 4 year old were taking their first steps … Continue reading

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Ricky Gervais & Kerry Godliman Talk After Life Season 2

Ricky, Kerry and I had a zoom chat about After Life Season 2. They shared how blown away they’ve been by the reaction to this series, why it’s good to be needed, Ricky’s all time favourite co-star (the dog) & … Continue reading

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Tony Way and Jo Hartley Talk After Life Season 2

Tony Way and Jo Hartley’s Lenny and June are happily together in After Life Season 2 (not a spoiler if you’ve seen season 1). We got to have a zoom chat about how they felt about coming back, what parts … Continue reading

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Joe Wilkinson and Mandeep Dhillon Talk After Life Season 2

Joe Wilkinson and Mandeep Dhillon are back as Postman and Sandy in After Life Season 2. We got to have a zoom chat about how they felt about coming back for more, being seen, age and what lessons they learnt … Continue reading

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Picture This Talk Troublemaker, One World: Together At Home, Smashing Records & More

Picture This performed their new single, Troublemaker, for the first time at the One World: Together At Home live event. The audience they played to was huge, they told me how they felt during the performance, what it’s been like to smash so … Continue reading

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Margot Robbie & Jurnee Smollet Bell (Birds Of Prey) on Taking Chances, Balance of Power, & Imposter Syndrome

I promised myself that I wouldn’t mention Neighbours or Full House but what was the first thing I said to Margot and Jurnee?! Besides their early work, Margot and Jurnee also spoke about the making of Birds of Prey. Why … Continue reading

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Ella Jay Basco (Birds of Prey) – No More Polite Fights!

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ella Jay Basco are the Huntress and Cassandra Cain in “Birds of Prey”. We spoke about the impact this film had on them personally, how they are able to walk taller and why there is no … Continue reading

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Cathy Yan – “Birds of Prey Celebrates A Strength & Comradery Between Women”

Cathy Yan has gone from Wall Street Journal Reporter to the first Asian American female to direct a big budget comic book superhero film and to steal a line from the title, she has done a fantabulous job! We spoke … Continue reading

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Jonas Brothers On Breaking Up and Making Up

The Jonas Brothers brought their Happiness Begins Tour to the 3 Arena in Dublin on 31st January. Before they took to the stage, I got to chat to them about breaking up, making up, kids spilling secrets and what they … Continue reading

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Naomi Ackie and Kelly Marie Tran Talk Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Naomi Ackie and Kelly Marie Tran play Jannah and Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. Naomi and Kelly Marie shared what it’s like to have to keep big secrets and how they feel now that the secret … Continue reading

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