Twenty year old actress Samara Weaving has stepped on to the big screen at this year’s Cockatoo Island Film Festival in the feature film Jury. Best known for her role as “Indi Walker” in Seven’s Home and Away, she has also joined the likes of Miranda Kerr and Sarah Murdoch as summer’s 2012/13 youth ambassador for Bonds.
Venus Landero caught up with the star for a quick Q & A.
What were you like in school?
[Laughs] I was the drama captain and was the quintessential drama enthusiast–putting on the plays and staying behind after school to rehearse and workshop my scenes and help with the costumes and props.
Have you done any formal acting courses?
I did a lot of drama programs outside of school whenever I could. Any of that extra training always helps. I find that all creativity seems to help. I paint, sing and dance. It keeps that creative mind frame active.
Who inspires you?
What do you love and loathe most about your job?
I love acting, playing someone else and analyzing another characters mind. I loathe the early starts.
Most embarrassing moment?
My hair caught on fire once. We were shooting a scene with candles and I had too much hairspray.
Career highlight so far?
Filming with Ivan Sen in Winton, [a country town in Queensland] on his film Mystery Road, was amazing.
Who you would most like to work with?
Oooh tough question… Scorsese or Quentin Tarrantino.
Best advice for young actors?
Take risks and work hard, it will pay off. And just put yourself out there.
Should we expect to see you in Hollywood in the future?
Hopefully! I’m so happy just getting work as an actress so as long as l’m acting l’m happy.
– Venus Landero
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