Friday 24 November 2017

'People always ask if my breasts are real, of course they are! I wouldn't pay for what I have', jokes Victoria Smurfit

Victoria Smurfit attends the Irish Film And Television Awards
Victoria Smurfit attends the Irish Film And Television Awards
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

Her family lives in sunny California and Victoria Smurfit has revealed that her children have yet to experience some of the joys of the Irish countryside -- the mud.

The former Ballykissangel star is based in Los Angeles with her photographer husband Doug Baxtor and their three children, after moving to the US in 2011. But Smurfit has revealed she would not rule out packing her bags and returning to live in Ireland with her brood.

"I never say never about anything. I never know what's next, where we're going to be or what we're going to do," she said.

"My five-year-old son doesn't know what mud is -- it's extraordinary."

Since setting up home in California, Smurfit has landed several big roles on the small and big screen. Her most notable role is the part of Lady Jayne Wetherby in NBC's Dracula with Cork native Jonathan Rhys Meyers, a 10-part retelling of Bram Stoker's famous novel.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Victoria Smurfit arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013 on September 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

"Dracula was a fantastic experience for me because I got to play such a tough, uncompromising character who also was dealing with all her own failings," she said.

"The show looked stunning, right down to the costumes and Johnny is such an incredible Dracula. It was blissful, it was great and I never knew what was going to happen any day."

Smurfit recently completed an adaptation of The Unkindness of Ravens with Natalie Imbruglia and Amy Smart, and landed a guest part on hit crime series Missing opposite Game of Thrones star Nonso Anozie.

Next up is a part in The Taken and Smurfit told the Herald it sees her back in another feisty role like her Dracula character. "I'm going to the north of England to shoot that film in a couple of weeks and I'm bringing the kids with me, which will be great," she said.

"It's a film called The Taken, a psychological thriller so it will be tough stuff."

After finding fame, Smurfit said that the most pressing question on fans' lips was whether or not she has had any cosmetic surgery.

"People in the street usually want to see if my breasts are real," she said. "Unfortunately they are real, I wouldn't pay for what I have."

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The Irish Film & Television Academy awards 2014 (IFTA) at DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 05.04.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Victoria Smurfit

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