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'Threesome' Amy hasn't ruled out sex scenes

Niamh Horan Entertainment News Reporter

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

GOOD GIRL IMAGE: Amy as Alice in 'Threesome', where she wants the two boys to make her
feel a little less boring and a little less 30. The show airs tomorrow.
GOOD GIRL IMAGE: Amy as Alice in 'Threesome', where she wants the two boys to make her feel a little less boring and a little less 30. The show airs tomorrow.

It's been a Rugby World cup to remember -- as much for the antics off field as on.

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While the Irish team were busy doing their country proud, the England team were capturing red-top headlines for far different reasons.

Having been caught on CCTV cosying up to a blonde at a New Zealand bar, Captain Mike Tindall became the talking point of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Now Amy Huberman, who is married to legendary Irish rugby international Brian O'Driscoll, gives her take on the antics, tackles and the culture of female supporters intent on bagging themselves a coveted rugby player.

Speaking ahead of the launch of her new show Threesome on Comedy Central, the petite actress explained: "The Irish team didn't get themselves into trouble. But like any person they are normal people and sometimes they are going to go out and have a drink, no different to Tim who works in the bank, on a Friday night.

"But it is hard on them because people know who they are. And they are under the spotlight a little bit more."

Speaking about the predicament Mike Tindall got himself in, she said: "I think you can't worry about those things. I trust Brian, and he trusts me.

"You have to have faith in your relationship.

"I would never want it to get to a stage where neither of us could go out on a night out without each other.

"I know the type of person he is and that stuff annoys him rather than it being something he enjoys.

"He would rather just sit in the corner with his mates and not have to deal with that."

But when it comes to his wife's on-screen kissing scenes, it's Brian -- who came to support Amy on the red carpet for the premiere of the show -- who has to grin and bear it.

"Of course [we've had the conversation] and he hates it," she laughs. "I'm glad he does hate it. It would be worse if he didn't care, and saying 'Oh yeah you can kiss those guys'. But he knows at this stage it's part of the job."

And the award-winning actress, who shot to fame in the hit RTE TV series The Clinic, says she hasn't ruled out sex scenes in the future.

"It's not something that I'll say 'I'll never do'.

"I've definitely turned down work before on the back of not thinking doing a sex scene is worth the part.

"But, and I know it's a very actressy thing to say, if it was the right job and the right director, then I'd have to look at it but I certainly wouldn't be getting my kit off and running around nude willy-nilly," she laughs.

Fans of the actress are in for a shock when they see the star ditching her clean-cut image for some of her raunchiest scenes yet.

In the first episode of her new series Threesome, which bears the cheeky title "No eye contact, no c**k touching", the 31-year-old star can be seen kissing two men at once, stripping to her lingerie and popping drugs.

The Dublin-born actress, who turned heads on the night with slicked-back hair, a short black dress and smokey eyes, will play an expectant mum in the new British sitcom, which she hopes will make her a household name in the UK.

But Huberman, who also has a successful career as a best-selling author, says she laughs at the wholesome image that has been bestowed on her.

"Of course there's a dark side to me," she smiles. "My mother said to me when she read my book 'well the halo has slipped' -- she was shocked.

"It's an image that people have -- but it's something that I certainly haven't tried to put out there.

"It's funny when people have this wholesome image of me because I think those who know me realise that I'm no saint," she chuckles.

Speaking about the role, which is Amy's first big comedic role in the UK, she said: "It is the most risque thing I've done but I think people are going to be sorely let down. There is some stuff in the first episode but after that I'm effectively pregnant. I'm off the drink and drugs for the rest of the series so it's kind of tame after that."

'Threesome' airs tomorrow at 9.30pm on Comedy Central (UK) and Comedy Central HD

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