Monday 11 December 2017

Cheer Up Amy: Simon Delaney reckons you've got what it takes to crack US

Leinster captain Brian O'Driscoll with wife, actress
Amy Huberman
Leinster captain Brian O'Driscoll with wife, actress Amy Huberman
Irish actress Amy Huberman arrives at the US-Ireland Alliance Pre-Academy Awards event in Santa Monica, California...Irish actress Amy Huberman arrives at the US-Ireland Alliance Pre-Academy Awards event in Santa Monica, California February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)...E
Simon Delaney in a guest appearance on The Good Wife
Simon Delaney, here with Mary Byrne, has been cast in Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch.

AMY Huberman can take heart this morning, Simon Delaney who landed a guest role in The Good Wife believes she has what it takes to make it big in the US.

Huberman had been told earlier in the month that she would not be in the series of the NBC sitcom ‘Animal Practice’ that she had been cast in the pilot of.



However Simon Delaney who appeared in one episode of The Good Wife and is due to appear in the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch said he believes the role was just not right for Amy.



Speaking to The Irish Daily Star, the actor who voices for Tesco adverts said: “I spoke to Amy last week. That’s the business. She’s aware of that as anybody else is.



“Obviously the job wasn’t right for her.



But Delaney predicted that America hasn’t heard the last of Huberman: “It won’t be long before she is back on US television. She’s a brilliant actress and comedienne.”



The actress and her husband Leinster rugby star Brian O’Driscoll had tweeted their delight when NBC gave the green light to a series on the basis of the pilot for the show. However within hours



Amy's dream of becoming a major US TV star was in tatters. NBC bosses told her that although the sitcom was going ahead, she was not being recast. Amy tweeted:



"Thanks so much for all the lovely well wishes about the pilot guys! But I was only contracted for the pilot and I won't be doing the series."



The former Clinic star has been kept busy since filming the second series of Comedy Central’s sitcom ‘Threesome’ in London and celebrating Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory.

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