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Dawn O'Porter: 'I'm probably more successful than I would be if I hadn't met Chris'

Published 03/11/2015 | 11:41

Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd
Dawn O'Porter shared this sweet snap from her wedding to Chris O'Dowd on Instagram
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the 'The Program' screening, during the BFI London Film Festival, at Vue Leicester Square on October 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter attend the launch party for The Pool, a unique multi-media platform for busy women co-founded by renowned editor and journalist Sam Baker and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, on April 23, 2015 in London, England. www.the-pool.com (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for The Pool)
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Chris O'Dowd (L) and Dawn O'Porter attend the WilliamVintage private dinner in partnership with American Express at Claridge's Hotel on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Dawn O'Porter has revealed she feels her career has benefited from her long-term love, actor Chris O'Dowd.

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The broadcaster, who recently launched her debut vintage fashion line, said she believes her work has been boosted by her high profile husband. And while she is thriving professionally, she spoke of the double standards applies to men and women in the public eye and the different quality of interviews.

"I'm probably more successful than I would be if I hadn't met Chris. I'm alright with that, that's a fact, he elevated me to a position I wouldn't have got to on my own," she said on Angela Scanlon's Close Encounters on RTE Two.

"But sometimes, when I'm promoting my work, I find it really annoying. Chris can promote a movie and just talk about the movie.

Chris O'Dowd (L) and Dawn O'Porter attend the WilliamVintage private dinner in partnership with American Express at Claridge's Hotel on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Chris O'Dowd (L) and Dawn O'Porter attend the WilliamVintage private dinner in partnership with American Express at Claridge's Hotel on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

"I have to talk about my intentions for children, my child, my relationship - all this stuff before I get asked about my work."

Dawn, who recently welcomed her first child with her husband of three years, a son named Art, said their lives changed "within a week" of Chris' breakout role in 2011 smash hit Bridsemaids.

"I was on massive red carpets but it was nothing to do with me, my career was going really badly at the time," she said.

"It made me uncofmortable. Chris' success did remind me of my own lack of success. I was also very proud of him."

Dawn O'Porter shared this sweet snap from her wedding to Chris O'Dowd on Instagram
Dawn O'Porter shared this sweet snap from her wedding to Chris O'Dowd on Instagram
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter attend the launch party for The Pool, a unique multi-media platform for busy women co-founded by renowned editor and journalist Sam Baker and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, on April 23, 2015 in London, England. www.the-pool.com (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for The Pool)
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter attend the launch party for The Pool, a unique multi-media platform for busy women co-founded by renowned editor and journalist Sam Baker and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, on April 23, 2015 in London, England. www.the-pool.com (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for The Pool)

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