Mumba: I’m too scared to stay in US

Mumba plans to set­tle back in ‘safer’ Ire­land for sake of her daugh­ter

Irish Daily Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY SIOB­HAN O’CON­NOR news@irish­mir­

Scene of mas­sacre in Ve­gas There was no sense to any of that, it was hor­ren­dous, it’s scary SA­MAN­THA MUMBA DUBLIN YES­TER­DAY

SINGER and ac­tor Sa­man­tha Mumba has re­vealed it’s “scary” liv­ing in LA fol­low­ing the Ve­gas at­tacks and plans on mov­ing home.

The 34-year-old told of her hor­ror at the tragedy and said for the sake of her two-year-old daugh­ter Sage she feels Ire­land would be a safer place. Sa­man­tha told the Ir­ish Mir­ror: “Liv­ing in Amer­ica it’s such a shame and I think there are just so many pos­i­tives in that coun­try but there are things like the Ve­gas at­tack and laws that are in place that are non­sen­si­cal to me. “I’ve been to Ve­gas so many times and I think there was no sense to any of that it was hor­ren­dous, it’s scary, there’s no rhyme or rea­son to any of it. “It’s lovely to know I can al­ways come home and that’s al­ways an op­tion and es­pe­cially hav­ing a child now. It’s more for her that I’d be like, ‘Oh what’s the right thing to do’. At some point I’ll be home.” The star’s hus­band of five years, Tor­ray Scales was a po­lice of­fi­cer and has since opened his own se­cu­rity busi­ness. Sa­man­tha re­vealed she’s grate­ful he’s no longer fight­ing crime, adding: “Tor­ray is from there but he loves it in Ire­land and I think he’s the same as me with ev­ery­thing that’s hap­pen­ing [in Amer­ica], there’s a lot to be said for Ire­land be­ing such a safe coun­try. “He was in law en­force­ment but now thank­fully he owns his own se­cu­rity com­pany.” The R&B singer has carved a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in act­ing and pre­sent­ing and last year she took the helm on the 7 O’clock Show cover­ing for Lucy Kennedy’s ma­ter­nity leave. She’s keep­ing tight-lipped about fu­ture TV and film projects but ad­mit­ted there are many in the pipe­line. She added: “Things are fall­ing into place and I’ve a lot of stuff planned for next year but I can’t say much as in this in­dus­try things change but for now Sage is my pri­or­ity.” And she said she hasn’t any plans on ex­tend­ing her fam­ily at the mo­ment. Sa­man­tha added: “That’s not a thought for me at the mo­ment, I’m en­joy­ing her and I can’t imag­ine hav­ing to share that with an­other child, if it hap­pens it hap­pens I have my daugh­ter.” The Dubliner is home re­hears­ing for a spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance in Her Stars Will Shine to hon­our her men­tor the late great Bil­lie Barry. Sa­man­tha who at­tended the stage school aged three to 15 said: “We’re in the mid­dle of re­hearsals. It’s go­ing so well, I’m blown away, the kids are so pol­ished. “I learnt my craft there and it’s been so long since I’ve been in Bil­lie Barry’s, I for­got how pro­fes­sional it is. Speak­ing about her men­tor Sa­man­tha said: “She was so iconic, so amaz­ing and such a lady, in fair­ness to her daugh­ter Lor­raine she has kept the school go­ing and Miss Barry could still be in the room.” Her Stars Will Shine runs from next Tues­day to Satur­day and guest stars in­clude June Rodgers, Louise Bow­den and Keith Hanna.

BACK FOR GOOD Sa­man­tha said she does plan on mov­ing home from LA

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