British beauty Rhona Mitra's mother is so determined the actress should
stay close to her Irish roots while living in California, she's sent over a
batch of potatoes.
The London-born screen star is currently living in Hollywood where she
films episodes in legal drama The Practice, and her mother is hell bent on
ensuring she never forgets her upbringing.
Mitra says, "I live in California at the moment, which is 6,000 miles away
from Ireland. My mum lives there and she does everything in her power to make
sure that I try and remain as Irish as possible, because California is so
"Her attempts stretch as far as when I very first moved, she actually sent
me some potatoes, because although Ireland's not famous for its food, its spuds
are really phenomenal and she believes that they'll keep me rooted.
"So she actually sent me potatoes to plant in my garden. God bless her."