Sunday 25 September 2016

'I can't stand seeing myself up on the big screen' - Amy Huberman

Published 12/03/2016 | 08:29

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman has revealed that she can't stand watching herself on the big screen.

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The actress and author (36) has been acting for the past 15 years - but said she still cringes when she watches herself in films.

"I hate it," she said. "It's always really strange. The first time you see it on the bigger screen, you're trapped there.

"I don't know any actor who loves looking at themselves - but it is part of the process and you just have to do it.

"You learn stuff by watching yourself. But it is really intimidating on the big screens."

Last month, she flew to Los Angeles for two weeks and threw herself into 'pilot season' - auditioning for a number of comedy projects as she eyed up her next big role.

Amy Huberman in 2016 - wearing the jumpsuit that caused
Amy Huberman in 2016 - wearing the jumpsuit that caused "fisticuffs"

"I went to loads of really fun auditions. I did that NBC pilot - I always seem to go for comedy stuff over there," she said. "It's fun. You're mostly having a laugh. They make loads of pilots and some of them get picked up - and some don't. Everyone's in the same process, trying to get their stuff done."

The busy mum-of-two, who is married to rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll, also said that it was nice to be more involved in various work projects now that her children, Sadie (3) and Billy (1), are a little older.

"It's been a busy few years at home but I feel like it's just suddenly a little bit easier," she said.

"We've really turned a corner. When Sadie turned that corner, Billy was on the way, so I was like, 'Oh God'.

"Billy is walking now, so I feel he's less frustrated with the world. We're getting a little bit more sleep now."

The actress - who has her own shoe range, Bourbon - said it was "flattering" that the white Lennon/Courtney jumpsuit she wore in LA sold out hours after she posted a snap on Instagram.

"I had seen it on their Instagram and I was thinking about LA, and it was a nice colour," she said.

"It was way too long for me and I got it altered over there, as I didn't have time to try it on when I was leaving the house. So when I zipped it up, I was like, 'I hope this fits - I'm off!'."

Given the success of her footwear range, she said she wouldn't rule out a move into clothes designing, saying: "Never say never. But I think that - to design clothes - that would be a huge commitment."

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