Sunday 28 December 2014

EXCLUSIVE: 'I was never the coolest, cleverest or prettiest, but I've always been comfortable with who I am' - Amy Huberman

Published 27/02/2014 | 07:43

Amy posing in Image magazine, Photographer: Nick West and Styling: Alison Conneely
Amy posing in Image magazine, Photographer: Nick West and Styling: Alison Conneely
Amy and husband Brian O'Driscoll at their 2011 wedding

Amy Huberman has spoken about life in the limelight as one of Ireland's most famous actresses, married to a living legend in Brian O'Driscoll.

The IFTA-winner proudly describes herself as a feminist in an interview with Image Magazine, conducted by her good pal and journalist Dawn O'Porter, in this exclusive extract.

Along with the stunning shoot, which sees Amy adopting a 1950s quality, she opens up about life in the Irish celebrity fishbowl, and says that her teenage self would be proud of her accomplishments today.

"I think even as a teenager, I was quite together," she told the March issue of the publication. "In all the drama of the teenage years, I was even then a positive person.

"I was never the coolest, cleverest or prettiest. But I was always fairly comfortable with who I was. I think even my teenage self would be proud about the choices I’ve made. Because it takes balls to put yourself out there so publicly to be judged," she added.

And the new mum admitted the movie trickery required to hide her bump while filming The Stag last year, joking that she had to flash her underwear from the back due to dress restrictions.

"When we fitted the dress at the beginning, all was fine," she explained. "And then we shot all that on the last day and I couldn't close it. I walked around a set all day with 50 extras staring at the back of an open dress, knickers and bra on show; both flesh-coloured - it was mildly humiliating, but what can you do?"

Huberman's career is going from strength to strength as she continues to expand her brand with a new shoe line with Bourbon, another book in the works and her career on screen.

But some still can't see past the 'WAG' label, one she has never been shy about distancing herself from.

"I think my main gripe with the word WAG is that it eclipses everything I've worked for, everything I've strived against. Brian and I have never done interviews together, kept our career focuses separate, tried to keep social things work related to avoid what being a WAG might suggest. It's disappointing to be labelled with that tag."

For  the full interview, see this months' Image Magazine, out Friday February 28

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