Saturday 21 January 2017

'It would be bizarre if Billy followed in BOD's rugby footsteps,' reveals Amy Huberman

Sean O'Grady

Published 19/09/2016 | 07:23

Amy Huberman at the launch of RTÉ2s new Drama Cant Cope, Wont Cope at the ODEON Point Village. Picture: Andres Poveda
Amy Huberman at the launch of RTÉ2s new Drama Cant Cope, Wont Cope at the ODEON Point Village. Picture: Andres Poveda
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.
Amy Huberman at the launch of RTÉ2s new Drama Cant Cope, Wont Cope at the ODEON Point Village. Picture: Andres Poveda
Nika McGuigan, Seána Kerslake and Amy Huberman at the launch of RTÉ2s new Drama Cant Cope, Wont Cope at the ODEON Point Village. Picture: Andres Poveda
Amy Huberman at the launch of RTÉ2s new Drama Cant Cope, Wont Cope at the ODEON Point Village. Picture: Andres Poveda
Amy's husband Brian O’Driscoll with their daughter Sadie outside Dublin Castle celebrating the yes result in Ireland's same sex marriage referendum last year. Photo: El Keegan
Amy Huberman spotted outside Balfes Cafe at the Westbury Hotel showing off her new baby boy Billy to friends and fellow actor Liam Cunningham, Dublin
Amy Huberman spotted outside Balfes Cafe at the Westbury Hotel showing off her new baby boy Billy to friends and fellow actor Liam Cunningham

Amy Huberman has admitted it would be "bizarre" if her son Billy followed his father into the world of rugby.

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The TV star (37) is mum to three-year-old Sadie and one-year-old Billy and she thinks it would be strange if her son took the same path as his father, Brian O'Driscoll, did.

"He's such a little baby and it would be a bit bizarre if he followed the exact same path but whatever he wants to do, as long as he is happy," she told the Herald.

While many fans of the rugby legend will be eager to see if his son become a sports star like his dad, Amy admitted she can't even think about them as older than they are yet.

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.

"It feels like a lifetime away from him yet. I don't think of them being older than they are. It's hard to imagine."

She said she doesn't mind where her children end up in life as long as they enjoy what they're doing.

"I guess if they were happy and followed what they loved, I'd be happy," she said.

Amy stars in the new RTE series Can't Cope, Won't Cope, a six-part series about two Cork girls - played by Seana Kerslake and Nika McGuigan - whose lives revolve around partying in Dublin but who start to drift apart as one of them spirals out of control.

Amy Huberman spotted outside Balfes Cafe at the Westbury Hotel showing off her new baby boy Billy to friends and fellow actor Liam Cunningham, Dublin
Amy Huberman spotted outside Balfes Cafe at the Westbury Hotel showing off her new baby boy Billy to friends and fellow actor Liam Cunningham, Dublin

Amy plays the boss of one of the young girls and she admitted she sometimes felt like the OAP of the set.

"I keep saying I was the granny on this. I was like, 'All those young ones, having fun.' Your twenties are so formative, you're finding your place in the world and that's ever-changing.

"My twenties were a good while ago. Nights out and craziness and navigating your youth," she said.

Meanwhile, the Dubliner is currently filming a 1940s' period drama called Zoo, set in Belfast during World War II.

Amy's husband Brian O’Driscoll with their daughter Sadie outside Dublin Castle celebrating the yes result in Ireland's same sex marriage referendum last year. Photo: El Keegan
Amy's husband Brian O’Driscoll with their daughter Sadie outside Dublin Castle celebrating the yes result in Ireland's same sex marriage referendum last year. Photo: El Keegan

"It's a beautiful story about these kids who try and save a baby elephant while the air raids are going on. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's a special film. I actually don't get to work with the elephant. I am playing Art Parkinson's mum in it," she said.

"It's his story. I was there in Belfast for a week and now I have another week and then I'm finished."

Herald

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