Author, actress, shoe designer and now screenwriter Amy Huberman is hugely successful – but she’s opened up and admitted she’s had her fair share of set backs. Although she’s Ireland’s Golden Girl, the funny woman has revealed that she finds it tough dealing with not getting a part.
Proving that even award-winning actresses face tough times in the industry, she said: “I struggle with rejection. Sometimes I get upset about not getting a part. You never get used to being knocked back and it’s really hard.”
She added: “I always give myself a few hours to wallow in it – and then I get over it. Maybe it’s because I really wanted the part and I came really close to getting it.”
The actress has two young children – 10-month-old Billy and Sadie (2) – with husband Brian O’Driscoll. Revealing how she deals with the stress of being a working mum, she said: “Sometimes I have a million and one things to do and I’m trying to organise work around the kids. I deal with stress by stopping. I just breathe, I eat a bit of chocolate and I have a cup of tea.” Solid advice, we reckon!
The 36-year-old says that learning lines and writing scripts while running around after her children is most definitely challenging.
“I find it really hard to work from home, even though it’s a romantic notion,” she told The Irish Independent. “I’m thinking of getting an office in the garden as a result.”
“I can learn lines with one baby on the hip and block out noise.”Now that’s multi-tasking!
Meanwhile, Ghosthunters – On Icy Trails, which Amy shot when she was pregnant with Billy, is set for release on Friday October 2. She travelled to Austria for filming of the movie and says she wouldn’t be opposed to moving abroad in the future.
“Brian and myself would be open to living abroad for a while,” she said. “I love whenever I get parts in other countries.”
Amy is Ambassador for Buckets for Barnardos supported by Mondelez Ireland, a national collection day to raise vital funds for Barnardos’ work with children and families. It takes place in towns and cities across Ireland on Friday 18th September 2015. If you see a collector on the streets please give what you can or text BUCKET to 50300 to donate €4 to Barnardos.