Welcome to Samara weaving.net, your one and only fansite dedicated the talented Australian actress. Samara is most known for her roles in Home & Away, The Babysitter, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri & Mayhem, and she can soon be seen on the TV mini series Picnic at Hanging Rock.

We aim to bring you all the latest news and images relating to Samara’s acting career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-free. We hope you enjoy the site! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. – The Staff
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Campaigns   Gallery Updates   Louis Vuitton   Photoshoots

Louis Vuitton just released their Pre-fall 2019 lookbook, and it includes our very own Samara modelling one of the pieces! The lookbook was shot by Collier Schorr, and gives us a stunning new photo of Samara. On their official instagram, the label has the following to say about the new lookbook: “@NicolasGhesquiere invited a cast of friends who reflect the eclecticism of the female identity to embody #LouisVuitton’s new Women’s Collection, available in stores in May”. Below you can read more about the collection, and you can find the beautiful new photo in our galleries!

Louis Vuitton has unveiled its Pre-Fall 2019 lookbook. Shot by frequent collaborator Collier Schorr, the star-heavy lookbook features actors, musicians, and models, including Chloë Grace Moretz, Léa Seydoux, Ruth Negga, Indya Moore, Kelela, and more, and has been made to resemble actors’ composite cards. The outerwear is the highlight of this print-heavy collection. Though hard to wear, we can see the sequin floral overcoat becoming your new favorite piece, while the oversized pea coat is a safe choice for some everyday luxury. (Source)

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News & Articles   Picnic at Hanging Rock

Bauer’s TV WEEK is using its latest issue to celebrate women, with the release of its inaugural list of Next Gen Women of Australian television.

The 13-page feature story showcases 37 women who are leading in their field within the Australian television industry. From actresses to writers, producers to reality stars, these women epitomise the modern face of Australian entertainment.

Curated by TV WEEK Editor Thomas Woodgate, the feature is a ‘who’s who’ of the next generation of women changing the face of Australian television.

This year’s list features an array of incredible talent including Picnic at Hanging Rock star Samara Weaving, LA based actress Eliza Scanlen of HBO series Sharp Objects, co-writer and lead actress of Top End Wedding, Miranda Tapsell, and comedian Hannah Gadsby.

The feature follows Screen Australia’s recent update to their 2015 Gender Matters initiatives promise; Australians are now seeing women occupy at least 50 per cent of creative roles in Australia.

Woodgate commented: “We are very excited to share this incredible group of women with our readers. Australia’s amazing young talent are not only doing us proud on the international stage, but also in our own backyard.

“TV WEEK is a passionate supporter of diversity in entertainment, and it’s wonderful to see such a creative group of game changing women leading the charge in this industry. This is the first time we’ve created this special and we hope we to continue it in years to come.” (Read full list at the source)

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Gallery Updates   Screencaptures   SMILF   Videos

Showtime shared a video of Samara answering questions from fans earlier tonight, on the set of her television show SMILF! The second season of the show premieres Sunday, January 20, 2019, so make sure you’re all caught up on the first season by then if you haven’t seen it yet. You can watch the new clip of Samara below, and find screencaps in our gallery!

Showtime: Samara Weaving answers some Aussie based questions from fans. Catch up on SMILF Season 1 now! SMILF Season 2 premieres Sunday, January 20, 2019!

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Screen Captures > Miscellaneous > Showtime: “Going Down Under With Samara Weaving” – SMILF Set
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Gallery Updates   Picnic at Hanging Rock   Screencaptures

The novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is by many considered one of the best Australian novels of all time, and earlier this year, Samara could be seen in a TV mini-series based on the iconic story! She portrayed Irma Leopold in the 6 episodes long show, which was released on May 25th, 2018. The show tells the story of what happens when three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900, and stars Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis and Madeleine Madden alongside Samara. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must! Even putting my bias aside, Samara was one of the definite highlights – she really blew me away, and it’s probably her strongest performance yet.

Our gallery now has over 2,000 gorgeous HD screen captures for you of Samara as Irma. The show was visually stunning, so pretty much every screencap is like art – and Samara looked incredible in every episode! I have also updated our iconvault with some forum icons from the show, which you can find here. I’ll try to make some twitter avatars later this week, but I hope you enjoy these new additions for now!

Hester Appleyard purchases an isolated mansion out in the Australian bush to transform into a school for young ladies – a few months later, Appleyard College is a success. On Valentine’s Day, 1900, when students and staff go for a picnic to Hanging Rock, three of the school’s star students and their governess mysteriously vanish. Their disappearance leaves a devastating impact on students, staff, their enigmatic and formidable headmistress and the township at large. Theories abound, secrets are exposed and hysteria sets in, until eventually, the lives of the characters unravel.


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News & Articles   Ready or Not

As mentioned yesterday, Samara has been cast in a new film titled “Ready or Not”! Below you can read more about the project, which Samara is currently filming in Toronto at this very moment.

Moviehole | A cool-sounding new genre film from Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight Pictures issued a presser today noting that principal photography on “Ready or Not” has begun in Toronto, Canada.

The film stars Aussie hottie Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, with Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell. Of the Radio Silence team, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin are directing with Chad Villella executive producing. The script is written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy. “Ready or Not is our kind of horror film. With its sly sense of humor this is a genre movie that will leave you terrified, but with a smile on your face, as you leave the theater,” said Greenbaum and Greenfield. “We’ve assembled an amazing cast and crew who have come together to bring this incredible script to life,” said directors Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin.

“We couldn’t ask for better partners than Fox Searchlight and Radio Silence as we embark on this journey,” said producers Vinson and Vanderbilt. “Ready or Not” follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. The Radio Silence directing team is comprised of Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. Script is written by Guy Busick & Ryan Murphy. Tripp Vinson produces via Vinson Films. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer, and William Sherak of Mythology Entertainment are also producers. Executive Producers are Tara Farney, Tracey Nyberg, and Radio Silence’s Chad Villella.

Presidents of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, Senior Vice President of Production DanTram Nguyen and Creative Executive Richard Ruiz are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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Filming   Gallery Updates   Ready or Not

Exciting news Samara fans! Our girl has got another upcoming project attached to her name, as she has been cast alongside Andie MacDowell and Adam Brody in the upcoming thriller “Ready or Not”. Samara is currently in Toronto shooting the new film! She was photographed on the set in a wedding dress on Wednesday (November 14), and I have updated our gallery with high quality photos – check them out at the link attached, and read more about the film below.

Follows a young woman (Weaving) who is invited on the night of her wedding by her new husband’s rich, eccentric family to participate in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. Directed by Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Radio Silence, written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy. Set for a 2019 release.

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+32 | Film Productions > Ready or Not > Filming, Toronto (November 14, 2018)
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Filming   Gallery Updates   Guns Akimbo

Hello Samara fans! During our downtime, Samara was in Auckland, New Zealand, to film her upcoming action comedy “Guns Akimbo”. Our gallery has now been updated with high quality photos of Samara at the set – better late than never, right? By the look of the pics, this role will be something unlike anything she has done in the past, and judging by these, she’s going to slay it! The film also stars Daniel Radcliffe, and is about a guy who relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers. I will update you as soon as there’s any new information on the film!

Miles is stuck in a dead-end job, still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova. Unbeknownst to him, a gang called Skizm is running a deadly competition within his city in which complete strangers fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. When Miles is unwittingly enrolled in the game and learns that Nova has been kidnapped, he must overcome his fears to fight the heavily-armed Nix, win, and save Nova.

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+20 | Film Productions > Guns Akimbo > Filming, Auckland in New Zealand (April 30, 2018)
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Magazines   Picnic at Hanging Rock

Samara, Lily Sullivan & Madeleine Madden are featured in the May 2018 issue of Foxtel Magazine to promote “Picnic at Hanging Rock“! I have updated our gallery with high quality digital scans. Make sure to pick up your own copy if you have it in your area, and stay tuned for more updates related to the show now that the premiere is approaching…

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+10 | Gallery > Magazines Scans > 2018 – Foxtel Magazine (May)
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Guns Akimbo   News & Articles

Hello Samara fans! I came online to some very exciting news today… Samara has been cast in a new project! She is set to start alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the NZ filmmaker Jason Lei Howden‘s film “Guns Akimbo“. As the huge Harry Potter fan she is, I can imagine Samara being extremely excited to star alongside the main actor himself – we definitely can’t wait to see her in this! You can read more about the project below, and we’ll keep you updated on anything new about the film.

Kiwi filmmaker Jason Lei Howden began production on Guns Akimbo in Auckland on Saturday, with Samara Weaving joining Daniel Radcliffe in the cast.

The movie is described as an “adrenaline-fuelled, balls-to-the-wall original action comedy” and is the second feature for the writer/director following his hit 2015 horror comedy Deathgasm.

“I am massively excited to be here in Auckland starting filming on Guns Akimbo,” Radcliffe told Newshub. “Jason Lei Howden has written a brilliant and delightfully insane script, and working with him as director and alongside the fantastic Samara Weaving to bring it to life is going to be a lot of fun. If you see me around Auckland looking very worse for wear and covered in blood and bruises, don’t worry – this is probably for filming.”

Weaving, 26, is a former Home and Away star who was last seen on the big screen in award season darling Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Guns Akimbo will follow an ordinary man whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience. Howden told Flicks.co.nz he hopes Guns Akimbo beats the ‘high watermark’ set by acclaimed modern action movie John Wick. On social media, the filmmaker has teased fans with glimpses of a rocket launcher and an American muscle car in tweets about the movie. (Source)

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Bonds   Campaigns   Gallery Updates   Interviews   Photoshoots

Hello Samara fans! Since 2012, Samara has been a youth ambassador for the Australian label Bonds. They have now released a new campaign featuring Samara, called “Bonds Originals Sweats“! The campaign slogan is “Just like our ambassadors, our sweats are Home Grown™. Crafted from premium, super soft cotton, lovingly farmed in Australia.”, and the new set showcase some very colorful designs. Along with Samara, the new campaign feature fellow Aussies Lume, Duckie Thot, Keiynan Lonsdale and Rachel Tee Tyler. You can check out the official website here.

Below you can find their new interview with Samara (which is a very cute one!) + the advertisement video, and our gallery has been updated with the photoshoot, behind the scenes photos and screen captures. Enjoy!


Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots 2018 > 2018 – Session #005 (Bonds Australia)
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots 2018 > 2018 – Session #005 (Bonds Australia – BTS)
Screen Captures > Campaigns > 2018 – “Bonds Originals Sweats” (Bonds Australia)

From the beaches of Home and Away to the powerful Oscar-nominated film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Samara Weaving has come a long way. Now, the Adelaide-born actress is reprising her role as a Bonds ambassador by fronting our new sweats campaign for Bonds Originals. As one of a diverse tribe of Aussie originators, including music superstar Flume and international model Duckie Thot, Samara is killing it globally in their respective industries. We caught up with the yoga-loving, tea-guzzling 26-year-old to ask her all about what it’s like to be a woman working in Hollywood today.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love the opportunities I’ve been given to play strong female roles set in unique and different worlds and settings. In SMILF (Showtime) my character Nelson is naïve and oblivious to the ramifications of her sexuality. I admire Frankie Shaw for choosing to make this character layered and different. The baby daddy’s new girlfriend could easily have been jealous and selfish but instead, Nelson wants what’s best for her new family. And she’s flawed too. She puts her foot in her mouth and makes wrong choices. Every character she writes has curious depth and dimensions. I admire Frankie and the team for that.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I don’t think there’s such a thing as a typical day for me. That’s part of why I love my job. One day I could be stabbing a guy in the head covered in fake blood, another day I’ll be trying not to laugh in a scene with the cast from SMILF. They’re all so hilariously talented it’s difficult not to. Another day I’m spending ten hours in a corset with my best friends pretending to be a posh aristocrat in the 1900’s.

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