Saturday 20 January 2018

Amy: I'd like another baby, just not yet

Amy Huberman reads from ‘War Horse’ with pupils from City Quay National School, Dublin at the launch of the Student Theatre Awards. Photocall
Amy Huberman reads from ‘War Horse’ with pupils from City Quay National School, Dublin at the launch of the Student Theatre Awards. Photocall
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

ACTRESS Amy Huberman has revealed that she would like to have a second baby, but wants to focus on her career first.

The wife of Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll loves having a little "giggler" on her hip after giving birth to daughter Sadie in February last year.

Sadie has been a fixture in her parents' life, even accompanying Huberman to rugby matches in the Aviva and on the Lions tour to Australia.

But before they think about a second child, the actress and author is eager to return to the world of work for a while.

She may even return to the US where she had a brush with the big time, almost scoring a role in an NBC show two years ago.

"I would think about having more kids, but not for a while," she told the Irish Independent.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to work. Now she's older, I'm sleeping a bit more - which is great.

"She is a very chilled-out baby. She's a little giggler and great fun. In the last couple of months she's gone from a blob to a person," Amy laughed.

The 34-year-old has carved a name out for herself as a comedy actress having appeared in shows such as 'Your Bad Self', Comedy central's 'Threesome', 'Immaturity for Charity' and upcoming feature film 'The Stag'.

"Not to take away from the drama but I seem to have more fun when I'm doing the comedy," she said. "I have done a lot of meetings but it's about picking the right projects. I think I've become a little more discerning about what I'm prepared to do."

In 2012, Amy flew over to LA and was cast in the pilot for NBC show 'Animal Practice' but was later dropped by the show's producers.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the series was slated by critics and ultimately tanked.

While others may be hesitant to put themselves back in the firing line, she would definitely consider heading over to LA again.

"Pilot season is very concentrated and it's very tough. But the toughness doesn't put me off. Sure listen, I've been for so many auditions that I haven't gotten. I'm well used to that side of the business.

"I think nothing hard comes easy. The last time I went over it was a bit flukey and it happened very fast. I think I'd be a little more prepared the second time around."

She added: "At the same time, I think it's important to acknowledge that LA is not the Holy Grail. There is plenty of work in the UK and Ireland and you can send over audition tapes - the world is a small place."

She was speaking at the launch of the Student Theatre Awards at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

"I think it's great to encourage kids to get into the theatre and writing and see if they want to do that," she said.

Irish Independent

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