'I've no fear about becoming a mum', says TV star Hilary Rose
Irish comic Hilary Rose has worked on everything from TV to film, but is now ready to take on a whole new challenge - being a mum.
The TV prankster, who is the star of RTE's hit series The Fear, is expecting her first child in just 10 weeks - and is ready to embrace motherhood.
"I'm feeling good and sturdy, so it's a case of so far, so good," Hilary told the Diary.
"I've never done it before, so I don't know what to expect. You've just got to roll with it, really."
The Cork native (36) is married to Peter Foott - the creator and producer of The Fear - and she said the couple have decided to wait until their baby is born to find out the sex. "We don't know what we're having - it's just a baby to us for now," she said.
While having a baby will undoubtedly be a big change for the actress, she'll be taking a leaf out of her RTE2 colleague Jennifer Maguire's book when it comes to juggling work and parenthood.
"I have no doubt it'll be a busier lifestyle, but from what I've heard from other working mums in RTE is you just have to get organised and get on with it," she said.
She certainly hasn't been putting her feet up during her pregnancy either, spending the last few months filming a new project, directed by other half, Peter.
"We shot a feature film all summer long.
"It's called the Young Offenders and it has myself and two amazing young stars, Chris Walley and Alex Murphy, and also PJ Gallagher," she said. "It's kind of a dark comedy drama and it's going to be in cinemas early next year, I believe," she added.
Clearly, Hilary has had a busy summer between preparing for the new arrival and filming, but things don't seem to slowing down - she'll also be back on our screens later this month with the fourth season of The Fear.
"We finished filming this season around January - luckily enough, because I don't know if I would have been able to do it otherwise, as I found out I was pregnant in March," Hilary said.
The show will air next Monday and Hilary said that viewers can expect to see some familiar faces - with cameos from Hardy Bucks' Martin Moloney, comedian Karl Spain and Republic of Telly's Fred Cooke.