Threesome’s Amy Huberman Exclusive Interview

Threesome season 2, Series Finale Monday 12th November on Comedy Central at 9.30pm

Filmed in Twickenham, southwest London – an area, her rugby-playing husband Brian O’Driscoll also knows a little bit about – Threesome has quickly become one of Comedy Central UK’s most popular programmes. With its salty sense of humour and a novel take on the domestic inter-personal dynamic, the show has catapulted her out of the shadow of her more internationally famous other-half.

Best known in Ireland for her role as Daisy on the long-running drama series, The Clinic, Amy has also starred in the BBC television series George Gently.

1. When was the first time you remember making someone else laugh?
I can’t really remember to be honest. But I was always coming out with daft things from a very early age. If there’s a silence, I’ll be the one to fill it. Sometimes this works out quite well, other times, I really should have tried to keep quiet.

2. Threesome is an unusual concept, do you feel that the originality of the show attracts more viewers than it puts off?
Without a doubt. Threesome’s story line encapsulates those awkward elements from every day life, that everyone in their late 20s and 30s can identify with. From the ups and downs of being in a relationship, the challenges of making new friends in different social circles to fine-tuning the ever illusive work/life balance.

3. For someone who, inexplicably, hasn’t seen Threesome yet, what would you say to get them to give it a try?
Well, this Monday is the season finale and certainly not one to be missed! The infamous trio who have left their hedonistic lifestyle for parental responsibilities, are set to end the series with a bang. There will be tears, laughter, surprise, disaster – and a horse. Intrigued?!

4. If you could have Threesome crossover with any TV show on air or off air, what would it be?
It would have to be Frasier, another great example of a group of people living in close proximity in funny circumstances.

5. How important is it to convey the warmth of the character beyond all the sex and partying?
Very important. Despite being a bit of a party girl in the first series, Alice has matured a bit and takes motherhood all in her stride – although still finding herself in a few sticky situations! Obviously the pregnancy was a shock for her, Richie and Mitch but they have dealt with it admirably in their own unique way. They all take it in turns to look after Lily, so Alice isn’t left holding the baby – in true Threesome style she still gets to have fun.

6. Would you prefer viewers to say that they wanted to party with Alice or just chill out and chat with her?
If I have to be honest, I would love them to have a night out with Alice putting the world to rights over a bottle of wine or two, and then commiserate the hangovers the next day!

7. In a show that has made a point about dealing with a novel premise, how difficult is it to avoid the usual sitcom clichés about parenthood?
We just wanted to give an honest representation of how parenthood really is – with the good, the bad and the ugly. Not everyone wakes up one morning being a perfect parent, and hopefully our viewers have shared the bumpy journey with us, laughing and cringing along the way!

8. You’ve had success in many fields, is there any one that’s more special than the other?
I’ve been blessed with the opportunities I’ve been given so far. It means I get to write and act and I couldn’t imagine life without one or the other to be honest. It keeps life interesting anyway! I hope I have continued success in both so I can keep doing what I love doing.

9. If you could cast yourself opposite any leading man, who would it be and why?
Always had a bit of a thing for Colin Firth. He’s just so…. dreamy, and smoldering and ENGLISH! He is so English! A proper gentleman with a roguish smile. That and, you know, he’s an excellent actor too of course…. Obviously….

10. Do you find its easier to be recognised for you work as an actress outside of Ireland without the “wife of Brian O’Driscoll” tag?
Being married to Brian means I will always be recognised for being his wife along with being an actor and writer, but with my recent filming in Los Angeles and London means I do now get more recognition within my own rights outside of Ireland.

11. Do you feel like the extra exposure you could’ve gained from publicising your marriage has held you back from getting bigger roles that might be available if your profile was greater?
That would never or has ever been something I would ever even entertain as a notion. To be honest, the thought of that nauseates me!

12. What’s your favourite Irish joke or cliché?
Oh there are so many Irish clichés!! Ha!! That we all live on potatoes and live in cottages on farms with no electricity. But I only had potatoes for breakfast, lunch and as snacks throughout the day today. I had noodles for dinner. And when the wind blew in the right direction earlier, our aerial picked up TV for a whole hour! So you know, these clichés are so silly…

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