After setting her sights on acting and modeling, Amy McCarthy decided to trek out to sunny
Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. “Growing up watching soap operas inspired me to get into the industry and so did my sister, Jenny.” she says. She is referring to big sis, Jenny McCarthy of course, who quickly became popular in Hollywood due to her good looks and sense of humor. Amy stars in the feature film, Dirty Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and hits theaters this fall. Other credits include My Feral Lady, Love Relations and The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks. The blond bombshell admits, “What I love most about being on set are the people I meet and craft service! I bring my dog, Bubba, to work with me and he’s a huge hit. The cast and crew can’t get enough of him.”
Bubba is a nine year old English Bulldog. “He has only been with me for five years. He was
Jenny’s dog, but I loved him so much she let me adopt him. I have always grown up with dogs and couldn’t imagine not having a pet in my life. They are always happy to see you. If dogs could get a tan, he would have the best one. Bubba loves to lay out in the sun for hours. Every time I bring out the pooper scooper, he tries to attack it. He pulls it away and shakes it in his mouth. Then, he walks away proudly.”
This Chicago native used to play Division 1 basketball, which explains her fantastic figure. It looks like Bubba inherited some smooth moves as well. “He loves to play basketball with me. He doesn’t let you take the ball away from him and I have to say, he does a really good job. He puts his front two legs on top of the ball and puts all of his weight on it,” she beams. “Every Halloween, I dress him up and I have so much fun doing it. Two years ago he wore a sixties outfit, bell bottoms and a black curly wig. Last year he was a pig.”
One thing is for sure, McCarthy’s male admirers have some tough shoes to fill. “Bubba makes a great companion because he never talks back and he’s always there when I need a hug.” Now who can compete with that?