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Friday 31 October 2014

An anxious wait for mum-to-be Amy... over her Threesome role

IT could be a bumpy Christmas for pregnant actress Amy Huberman-- in more ways than one.

The wife of rugby star Brian O'Driscoll (33) will have to wait until the new year to find out if her comedy show Threesome will be commissioned for a third series.

Comedy Central confirmed it has yet to make a decision on the future of the show.

And this could spell a nervous Christmas for the petite actress -- who is six months pregnant -- as she looks to build her profile in the UK and the States.

"They didn't make a decision on the second series until the start of this year so it will be into next year before we know about the new series," a source close to Amy told the Herald.



Optimistic

Comedy Central invested large sums of money into the show last year and paid for a billboard campaign in London, which could be a good sign for Amy.

Sources says that while they are optimistic that the show will continue, the decision will be based on viewing figures and available funds.

"The fact that Comedy Central invested a lot last year shows that they obviously believe in the series, but this has to translate into numbers at the end of the day.

"At the moment, things are up in the air," the source added.

The actress is fast becoming a leading comedienne on screen -- thanks to her recent role in Threesome.

Amy plays the part of Alice Heston on the hit comedy show who has a baby with her boyfriend and gay best friend.

And the former Clinic star has stressed that she will be a "working mum" after her little addition arrives.

But plans for the mum-to-be could be put in jeopardy if production on Threesome is brought to an end.

Amy suffered disappointment last year when she was dropped from NBC show Animal Practice after initially filming a pilot for the US network.

However, the Cabinteely native was breathing a sigh of relief when the show was later cancelled after receiving low ratings having being panned by critics.



Projects

While she waits to find out whether her job will be here next year, the mum-to-be is keeping herself busy with other projects over the festive season.

Just last month, Amy launched her second novel, I Wished For You.

Amy will team up with Robert Sheehan and father and son team Domhnall and Brendan Gleeson this Christmas for one-off sketch show Raheny Immaturity, to raise money and awareness for St Francis Hospice in Dublin.

The Dubliner is also currently filming for upcoming Irish movie The Stag, which will be released in 2013.

The Stag tells the story of a group of male friends who embark on an Irish stag party, with Amy as the bride-to-be.

The film is billed as Ireland's answer to the Hangover and producers will "work around" Amy's bump.

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