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Actor / EntertainerI am Irish actress Amy Huberman - Daisy on The Clinic and Tara Rafferty on the new Acorn TV series Striking Out! AMA!

Apr 4th 2017 by amy_huberman • 11 Questions • 41 Points

Thank you everyone who participated in my AMA! I had such a fun time. We are officially done for the day.

Hey everyone, this is Irish actress Amy Huberman. I’m excited to do this AMA! I’m from South Dublin, I played Daisy on The Clinic and Tara Rafferty on Striking Out – now on Acorn TV (https://acorn.tv). Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN57MpzGG_U

Proof: https://twitter.com/amyhuberman/status/849299133261283329

Q:

I remember watching the Clinic years ago and loved it but the series ended on a cliffhanger! Did the writers ever tell you what would have happened in the next season?

A:

Hi there! No they didn't! As perhaps they never knew? Or maybe they had ideas but when it came to an end the writer's rooms never happened then. Interesting to think what would have happened. Daisy for president???? (only joking. VP)


Q:

The Stag was great! Any chance of a follow up? Good luck with the new series!

A:

Hi! Thanks a million! You never know as we did chat about it at the time. The bunch involved in that are a group of actors, writers, directors who collaborate a good bit together so you never know. Would love it if it did!


Q:

Hi Amy! Thanks so much for doing this! I have a couple of questions about Striking Out (which was amazing!)

  1. What was the hardest scene to film in Series 1?
  2. Are there any funny behind-the-scenes stories you can share about filming?
  3. What did you like most about working on this series?
A:

Thanks so much! The hardest scene for me was one of the opening scenes where I catch Eric in the act; literally. Just to go from that excitement and anticipation to the shock and the disbelief and then to run out and try and not kill Rory Keenan (the terrific actor who plays Eric) with my shoe as I had to try and lob it at his head. I was afraid he might sue me and I'm only a pretend lawyer!! That night was actually quite funny as we were both so tired and emotional from doing the scene so many times we got into such giggly humor. I was also carrying an inflatable penis everywhere! I love filming in my hometown!! It had been a while and I appreciated it so much! Such a great cast and crew


Q:

what are the strangest side-professions of your fellow actors?

A:

Ooooooh interesting! I don't want to blow anyone's cover! Actually I would love to say secret agents or space craft engineers but most are writers, some photographers, a lot are voice over artists too. Any many work restaurants or bars etc as work can be unpredictable. I loved working in coffee shops! I loved the chat and the company of them; as being an out of work actor can be a little lonely


Q:

You mentioned in your Irishman Abroad interview that you loved working in coffee shops, but also how soul destroying it was trying to get ad gigs around the same time. Did you ever come close to packing it in and giving up on acting?

A:

It's a funny one as I don't think i've every been asked this directly! I don't remember ever having a moment where I wanted to pack it in but I do remember thinking I wasn't sure how many more "no's" I could get without a break. I doubted my tolerance for it all at one point but I do remember reading an article on another actor at the time who very wisely said "Sometimes the tide goes out. But it comes back in". I clung to that! But it is very much the nature of the job. And I even hate complaining about the bad sides of it because I feel very lucky to get to do it as a profession. But I did start writing as a way to keep myself busy during times I was out of work


Q:

Howya Amy! Loved Striking Out, the shots of Dublin were stunning. I gotta say your tweets brighten up my day, between yourself and Marian Keyes I'd be in stitches.

What's your fave comedy out at the moment?

A:

Ah that is really kind thank you! I love Marian so that has brightened my day! She is so funny and such a good egg all round. I'm really loving Catastrophe at the moment. So funny, so honest. I'm a huge fan of Sharon Horgan. Rob Delaney too; they have a brilliant chemistry together


Q:

Minsk is in Belarus sir. Where are you from?

Bray.

A:

Love it! Making me laugh all over again!


Q:

How long does it take to film each episode of Striking Out?

A:

Hi there! So we filmed the four episodes in 8 weeks so 2 weeks an episode! There are filmed out of sequence though; as per location so it is all jumbled up together over the 8 weeks!


Q:

I really loved your two books, Hello Heartbreak and I Wished For You! Both hilarious and heartwarming. Any more novels in the pipeline?

A:

hello there! Thank you so much! I know it feels like AGES ago that I wrote them; I would love to write another book. But I know it won't be for another few years as I'm concentrating now on writing a screenplay and some telly things. Fingers crossed they come in to fruition but they are comedies too and I'm loving the different dynamic of them. I always loved writing dialogue!


Q:

Hi Amy, I LOVE Striking Out. The very first episode when Tara went on "walk about" after finding her fiancé in bed with another woman seemed so honest. It seemed like you walked everywhere in Dublin. How long did that take to shoot? And the court scenes are great. Did you get to shoot in a real court house?

A:

Hi there, thank you so much. Yes I think the writers did a great job conveying that. It did feel so real and so honest as you say. That feeling of it not feeling real, being abjectly so in shock and disbelief, and not really wanting the night to end as then it might become an actual reality? Also, she really didn't know where she should go. Perhaps it's that thing too of if you go and talk to someone about it then it is really real. We shot that out of sequence so I felt I was barefoot and crying for a lot of the summer! : )


Q:

Hi Amy! I thought Striking Out was great! My husband called it Lady Matlock. We were hooked.

What shows are you and BOD currently watching?

A:

thank you so much! We are watching The Crown together and then I cheated the whole system and started watching Big Little Lies ON MY OWN SHRIEEEEEEEEK (don't tell him)