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Saturday 21 October 2017

Amy Huberman says she's unpaid editor for BOD's new book

Award-winning Irish actress and author Amy Huberman officially opened the new TK Maxx store at Dundrum Town Centre this morning Picture: Brian McEvoy
Award-winning Irish actress and author Amy Huberman officially opened the new TK Maxx store at Dundrum Town Centre this morning Picture: Brian McEvoy

Amy Huberman has revealed she was the "unpaid editor" of her husband's new book, Brian O'Driscoll: The Test.

"I was reading it in non-rugby terms for all the other little things," said author and actress Amy.

"I was reading it with him, I was an unpaid editor."

She was also very "relieved for him that it's done. I know what it feels like with deadlines".

"It's hard when there's a deadline and something for your whole career actually has to happen in such a short space of time and you have to take time and care over it," she added.

This is a busy time for Amy and Brian (inset), who are expecting their second child next month, a sibling for one-year-old Sadie.

Amy has found there is "less time to be indulgent" with her second pregnancy.

"It's all the cliches - people say you don't have time because you have a toddler and you don't, they're right," she said.

"There's no time for feeling sorry for yourself. You get some sympathy, but it's limited.

"On the days you don't feel good you feel it treble-fold because there's no escaping, you can't lie in and do those sort of things, but it's all good."

In an interview with U magazine, she said she's been feeling "really good" throughout her pregnancy.

She confessed to a "slight aversion to maternity wear" and said she tries to look good by adding in non-maternity wear to her outfits.

"Obviously you do have to wear some maternity wear because your jeans don't close so you need to wear maternity trousers and stuff like that," she said.

"What I try to do, if I can get away with it, is wear the basic maternity and dress non-maternity around it."

More formal events are trickier.

"I think for everyday it's easier, but when you think black tie that's when you start sweating and panicking," she said.

Amy was speaking at the opening of the new TK Maxx store in Dundrum Town Centre.

csheehy@herald.ie

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