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The dark side of Amy

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Reporter

Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00

Amy Huberman plays a former drug addict in her new movie
'Rewind'
Amy Huberman plays a former drug addict in her new movie 'Rewind'
Amy Huberman: "It was a complete departure from any other type of character I'd played before"
The film's finale features Huberman's character plunging a chisel into her former jailbird boyfriend after he attempts to murder her

Amy Huberman has been stretching herself on the acting front.

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Best known for playing dippy Daisy on RTE drama 'The Clinic', audiences at Galway's recent Film Fleadh were shocked to see Huberman playing a recovering addict in new Irish thriller 'Rewind'.

Directed by PJ Dillon, the film's finale features Huberman's character plunging a chisel into her former jailbird boyfriend after he attempts to murder her.

However, despite rave reviews, 'Rewind' has yet to find nationwide distribution in Ireland.

"It was a complete departure from any other type of character I'd played before. We did it on a shoestring, but PJ Dillon, the film's director, made such a good film.

"I really hope it sees the light of day and gets a national release. It's really important we support Irish film-makers and indigenous film-making," she said yesterday at the launch of a Cadbury campaign to get people of all ages playing games again.

Wearing her author's hat, Ms Huberman revealed her writing will continue to reflect her life as she puts pen to paper for her second book.

Her debut novel 'Hello Heartbreak' was a chick-lit hit about a scatty 20-something called Izzy trying to find Mr Right.

But Ms Huberman said the follow-up to the bestseller is sure to feature plenty of weddings. The 30 year old, who married Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll last month, said it would be a case of art imitating life.

"Apart from my own wedding, I've been to so many other weddings during the last year and a half. Every single weekend it seems to be weddings and hen nights," Ms Huberman told the Irish Independent.

While she said her new book would not be a sequel to 'Hello Heartbreak', or feature the same characters, she signalled she would continuing to tap her best source for material -- herself.

"You are writing fiction with fictional characters but you have to write about what you know. You have to write about something you can relate to, or else how could you write it?

Romantic

"'Hello Heartbreak' was about someone in their 20s, but this new book is a bit more about my age group now, seeing as though I am getting older.

"I learned a lot doing the last book. I hope it will be older and wiser," she said of the new novel, which she describes as "a romantic comedy set in contemporary Dublin".

Meanwhile, on the domestic front, Ms Huberman revealed that herself and new husband, Brian, were still "on a high" from their wedding over a month ago.

"Hopefully we will be in that bubble for a while. We're still on the high of it. It's lovely being a newlywed.

"We're still having fun because it was such a big thing for us. The great thing is our friends and family are still just as excited talking about it. That's great because it means we're not boring them with it yet," she said.

Irish Independent

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