Friday 23 August 2019

Amy Huberman reveals plans for a quiet Christmas with BOD and the kids

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman during Christmas 2015
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman during Christmas 2015
Amy Huberman at the Jaguar & The Ireland Funds Women's Lunch 2017 for women in business and philanthropy at The Merrion Hotel
Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman Photo: Robbie Reynolds
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at Wimbledon 2016
Double act: O’Driscoll with actress wife Amy Huberman. Image: Sportsfile
Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll attend day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll attend day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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's husband Brian O’Driscoll with their daughter Sadie outside Dublin Castle celebrating the yes result in Ireland's same sex marriage referendum in 2015. Photo: El Keegan
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman in the royal box on day Six of the Wimbledon Championships
Amy Huberman and daughter Sadie in 2014.
Actress Amy Huberman and her mum Sandra at the Jaguar Ireland Funds Luncheon to honour Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco Patricia O’Brien. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Sean O'Grady

Amy Huberman has revealed her plans for a quiet Christmas at home with husband Brian O'Driscoll and their children.

The actress is mum to Sadie (4) and Billie (3) with the rugby star and told how the kids are very excited about the upcoming festive period and she is currently planning their trip to see Santa.

Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll attend day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll attend day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“I can’t wait to get the tree and all the decorations up. The children are really giddy this year.  We’re organising Santa visits and getting the tree up so there’s fierce excitement.

“Brian’s parents are in Dublin and so are mine so we’ll probably split the day (between them),” she said.

The IFTA-winner is known for roles on shows like RTE’s The Clinic and UK comedy series Threesome but said she doesn’t like to rewatch her performances on the small screen after she’s done with it. 

“Not great at looking at myself, no. I’ve gotten worse. It’s funny, I don’t really watch anything I do. I’ve got no control at that point,” she told Ireland AM. 

Actress Amy Huberman and her mum Sandra at the Jaguar Ireland Funds Luncheon to honour Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco Patricia O’Brien. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Actress Amy Huberman and her mum Sandra at the Jaguar Ireland Funds Luncheon to honour Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco Patricia O’Brien. Photo: Steve Humphreys

However, the RTE star, who wrapped filming for the second series of her legal drama Striking Out, told how she still makes sure to watch what she is in as it’s the only way to improve her acting chops. 

“It’s nice to watch it because everyone else’s input is in. But I much prefer the doing of it and then in my head it’s done, it’s gone. You have to watch it because that’s the way of learning,” she said. 

Amy has a busy few months ahead of her as she gets to work on writing a new scripted series which will begin filming in 2018.

“We’re going to shoot next year. It’s a scripted comedy. It’s kind of a comedy-drama. It will hopefully be funny. 

Amy's husband Brian O’Driscoll with their daughter Sadie outside Dublin Castle celebrating the yes result in Ireland's same sex marriage referendum in 2015. 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 in 2015. Photo: El Keegan

“I will be selling it as a comedy and people will go, ‘I didn’t laugh at that’,” she joked.

“The working title is Finding Joy, that could change, but that’s what it is at the moment.”

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