Friday 21 October 2016

'Brian finds it hilarious,' says Amy Huberman as she takes on own stunts in action thriller

Actress and writer Amy Huberman
Actress and writer Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll

AMY Huberman has gone from playing a glamorous stepmum in Irish film Handsome Devil to doing her own stunts in upcoming thriller, The Fixer.

The mum-of-two has spent the past few months perfecting the screenplay for her movie, Bolt, but says she's "excited" to be back on set.

"I'm filming an action film at the moment, which is a new direction for me, so that's been fun," she told the Herald.

"I can't say too much about it at the moment, but I play somebody who gets caught up in a siege and I have to fight my way out - I do all my own stunts.

"I have one fight scene, which I'm filming this week. I've never done one before, and it's choreographed so we'll see how it goes.

"I'm fighting a baddie - that's all I can say. It's a fella, so I'll have to look like I can really fight.

"Brian's been laughing about the whole thing. I just hope I don't break my legs. But I know the stunt team so it'll be great fun," she added.

Amy (35) plays the lead role of Gabrielle Martin in the thriller, which is being directed by British director Paul Tanter.

The movie is being filmed at different locations across the capital and also stars Nick Dunning, who is known for roles in Quirke and The Tudors.


Meanwhile, Amy says it's set to be her most relaxing Rugby World Cup to date as her hubby Brian O'Driscoll is no longer playing.

"I watch [the games] at home now and can enjoy them as an Irish person and a fan of the team without all the different layers of worry.

"It's the most relaxing World Cup I've known," she said.

Elsewhere, Brian has renewed his exclusive contract with Newstalk's sports show, Off the Ball.

Ireland's most-capped player will be the station's main rugby correspondent for the next two years.

Brian will be part of the Off the Ball team every second Friday to talk about all the latest sporting news, with the Rugby World Cup the major focus over the next six weeks.

"I'm delighted to be back," Brian said. "It's pretty daunting coming out of professional rugby after 15 years and getting into punditry, sitting on the other side of the fence but I have to say I've really enjoyed the radio side of things."

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

The awards are open to primary school students from 3rd to 6th class and all secondary school students.

Deadline for entries is January 29, 2016. For more information visit the website www.bgesta.ie.

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