Monday 24 July 2017

'I do hope Can't Cope returns, even if I'm not in it' - Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman
Cant cope
Amy Huberman was announced as a judge for the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Sean O'Grady

She was the show's best- known actor when she joined the cast of RTE'S Can't Cope Won't Cope, but Amy Huberman isn't so sure she'll be asked back for a second series.

The popular comedy followed the trials and tribulations of Aisling and Danielle, two girls living in Dublin played by Seana Kerslake and Nika McGuigan.

Amy played Aisling's boss, who sacked the leading lady in the final episode.

"I don't know if the show's coming back. I don't know if a decision has been made on that. I fired Aisling at the end so I don't even know if she'd be coming back" she told the Herald.

Cant cope
Cant cope

Even if she's not involved, mum-of-two Amy would love to see the show return.

"I hope that it comes back but I don't know where it would go because of the way the last series ended. But it did so well for them, so it would be great to see it back."

Amy (37) has also weighed in on today's reality TV craze and admitted she could never follow the Kardashian family's lead and invite cameras into her home.

"I like the home to be safe and a refuge. Each to their own. The stress of having people following you, it's too exposing."

However, she doesn't think there's anything wrong with the reality genre.

"I think there's something for everyone. In my head, they're not really the same.

"I know if I'm really tired at the end of the day I couldn't watch a heavy drama. It depends what people want. But I don't watch the Kardashians. I'm really bad for watching TV," she said.

Amy is mum to Billy (two) and Sadie (three) and wife to Brian O'Driscoll.

Amy Huberman was announced as a judge for the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Amy Huberman was announced as a judge for the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

While she wouldn't mind if her children followed her into showbusiness, she hopes they try as many different things as possible when they grow up.

"With everything, there are pros and cons. I hope I would be the type of parent that would guide them and maybe get them to try a few different things. Even if they did something for a few years and then went and tried something else.

While she has had much success in the acting world, there are still things left on Amy's to-do list.

"The time when you're not working, you appreciate how hard it is to get a job sometimes and I would never take that for granted," she said.

"I don't see myself as 'this is it now', I still have ambitions for different things.

"You do live for the now, because you don't know what's coming up. I never trained either so I still fluked it a little bit."

For the third year, Amy is judging the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards, which are open to primary school pupils from class three to six and all secondary school students.

Shortlisted schools will be invited to a special awards ceremony at the theatre on May 17.

"It brings me back to school days. We did plays but nothing of this scale. It's great there's a platform for schoolkids," she said.

Herald

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