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Amy and Sadie off to Australia and LA may be next

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

Published 15/06/2013 | 05:00

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IT'S a long way to fly when you're just four months old.

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Sadie O'Driscoll will soon be flying to Australia to watch her rugby player father on the Lions' tour – and she may be heading to Hollywood shortly after that.

But only if the right acting role comes along for her mother, Amy Huberman.

The 34-year-old actress has confirmed that she's up for trying to break into the LA scene for a second time after Brian retires from rugby.

"I think our base will always be here because our families are here and we both love living in Ireland, but I think the prospect of travelling over for work is on the cards," said Amy who was named the new face of Newbridge Silverware yesterday.

"I don't think I would pack up and just move out there, but if work brought me there for a specific job, I think we would go for a while."

However, Amy will naturally be cautious after her first Hollywood adventure came to abrupt halt last year. She landed the lead in the pilot of NBC series Animal Practice, only to be told she was being replaced for the filming of the 13-part series.

The actress and author has just signed a three-year contract with Irish jewellery and lifestyle brand Newbridge Silverware, and a movie-style advert, directed by her former colleague Hugh O'Conor, debuts on July 1.

Her new signing and motherhood are keeping her busy for now and she said there was no official plan for the O'Driscolls to relocate.

MOTHERHOOD

The actress – who was speaking at the Newbridge Silverware Style Icon Museum in Co Kildare – hasn't taken on any acting work for the past few months, "but there are a few things that are bubbling away".

"I definitely wanted a little bit of down time just for us." Amy admitted she was surprised by how much she loves being a mother.

"I wasn't sure what to expect, but I just love hanging out with her. It's fun; it's tiring but it's been really, really worth it and so enjoyable, too. She's just our little buddy who is coming along on the ride with us."

The couple have been asked many times why they chose the name 'Sadie' for their daughter. Amy said it's an old Yiddish name for princess and having a Hebrew name was "a nice link because my Dad is Jewish".

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