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Samara Weaving on Why ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Is a Must-Watch (WWD)

We’re getting spoiled this week, Samara fans! Yet another photoshoot has dropped, as Sam is currently featured on WWD’s official website with a brand new interview and photoshoot. You can read her feature below, and find the gorgeous new photoshoot in our gallery! Screencaps from the first three “Nine Perfect Strangers” episodes will be up next…

Samara Weaving on Why ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Is a Must-Watch
The breakout Australian actress stars in summer’s next big series alongside Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon and Melissa McCarthy.

Samara Weaving and fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman get their American accent the same way: dialect coach Liz Himelstein, who’s recently been working overtime being the bearer of good news to Weaving.

Kidman was attached to team up again with “Big Little Lies” writer David E. Kelley on an adaptation of another Liane Moriarty novel, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” and Himelstein got word through Kidman that Weaving was wanted for one of the roles.

“I looked it up and I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ I bought the book and a couple of days later my agents rang and they told me that yeah, there was an offer for the role of Jessica. I was beside myself,” Weaving says over Zoom from her home in L.A. It kept getting better when she learned the list of who her co-stars would be — and the details around shooting. “Then they’re like, ‘And it’s filming in Australia and there’s no COVID-19 over there, and you’ll be in Byron on a paradise land,’” Weaving says. “[I was like] ‘I don’t even need to read the script. Let’s do it.’”

“Nine Perfect Strangers,” out today on Hulu, is the adaptation of “Big Little Lies” novelist Liane Moriarty’s book and was co-written for television by Kelley, who famously did “Big Little Lies” with Kidman for HBO. It follows a group of adults who check into a 10-day wellness retreat led by mysterious Russian guru Masha, played by Kidman, and it quickly becomes obvious that things are going to get a little bit more intense than massages and juice cleanses. It’s in many ways the perfect place to pick up right where “The White Lotus” left off, for one final good summer thrill.

Weaving, the 29-year-old rising Australian actress who has been making a name for herself since “Smilf” and “Hollywood,” stars alongside Michael Shannon, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Regina Hall and Bobby Cannavale as guests at the retreat; her character Jessica is an influencer addicted to her phone who arrives with her husband looking to renew their connection.

“This idea of being an influencer and how the world judges and perceives that…you have to be a real business person to get ahead in the influencer game. There’s so much competition, and to get ahead you have to know the algorithm and when to post, and what gets people’s attention. You have to really work on it all day, every day, and for some reason, and I’m guilty of this, too, there’s this judgmental reaction that we give these women, which is so strange. Why do we do that?” Weaving says.

To prepare she spent lots of time on Instagram following various influencers, and did a little bit of IRL following as well.

“The world was kind of normal [in Australia] so I was able to sit in coffee shops and walk around and watch influencers to see what phone calls they were making. I was just stalking,” she says. “It was a hard line, because it’s a comedy as well as a drama. I didn’t want to make fun of anyone. I just wanted to present a truth, and I always think anxiety is really funny, especially when it’s at its height, so I played around with that a lot. “

She describes the experience as “eye opening,” saying it led to a lot of self-reflection of how she perceives other women based on their looks.

“It was like a social experiment, because once I was in hair and makeup, which…they lifted my whole face with little wires and put fake teeth in. They contoured my lip so it looked like I had injections and stuff done. And people did treat me differently,” she says. “I would get talked down to a little bit, as if I was stupid.”

She was so altered that her face ID on her phone wouldn’t work when she was in character, and she says even the crew would talk differently to her when she was all doctored, versus her natural face.

She hopes that Jessica leads conversations among viewers similar to her own personal journey with learning not to judge.

“I even hear it now. I’ll just be in the car with friends, and someone will go, ‘Oh, she got too much filler.’ I’m just like, ‘Who cares, though?’” Weaving says. “I remember, when tabloids would be like, ‘They’ve ruined their face.’ Jesus, this is someone’s life. If it makes them feel better, what’s it to you?”

Weaving’s latest film, “Snake Eyes,” was recently released into theaters; during lockdown, after “Nine Perfect Strangers,” she went to Atlanta to shoot “The Valet” and is Prague bound soon to begin filming “Chevalier,” which has her studying opera singing.

“It takes four to 10 years to learn how to be an actual opera singer, and I’m trying to accomplish that in a couple of months — but I’m accepting and trying to just be OK with the process,” Weaving says. “So much of it is just being able to hold your breath for an inordinate amount of time.”

Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots 2021 > 2021 – Session #007 (WWD)

Samara for Harper’s Bazaar September 2021 (Photoshoot + Interview)

We have another Samara photoshoot! To promote Nine Perfect Strangers, our girl is featured in the September 2021 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, available on newsstands August 31. Our gallery has been updated with two photos from the shoot, and we will add scans to the gallery as soon as the magazine is released! Make sure to pick up your own copy when it hits the newsstands.

Samara Weaving Is About to Be Everywhere – With a handful of prestige projects on deck, the Aussie actress and former soap star is about to be everywhere.

To prepare for her role as Jessica, a social-media influencer struggling with body dysmorphia in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, Samara Weaving got to scrolling. “I won’t name any names, but there were a couple [influencers] that I followed very heavily and tracked,” she says. Weaving’s character is the walking, talking, spray-tanned embodiment of a Facetuned Instagram post. “It made me look at myself and how I judge other people’s social media. We never know what someone else is going through,” Weaving says. “Just kind of Sesame Street ideals. We don’t know, so maybe don’t judge.”

Strangers is the latest binge from producer David E. Kelley, who is responsible for hits Big Little Lies and The Undoing, putting a schadenfreudey magnifying glass on the problems of the one percent. (Like Big Little Lies, Strangers is adapted from a Liane Moriarty book; all three star Nicole Kidman.) The story centers on nine, well, strangers who gather at an idyllic retreat for 10 days of soul-searching led by a Russian guru meets cult leader named Masha, played by Kidman.“She has this presence that I can’t quite put my finger on,” Weaving says of her costar. “I don’t know if I’m projecting it or if she’s producing it, but there’s something going on, and it’s very magical.”

Bobby Cannavale, Melissa McCarthy, Regina Hall, Michael Shannon, and Luke Evans round out the all-star ensemble. Filming over five months in Byron Bay, Australia, the cast developed a close bond, quarantining together and spending days off gathering for barbecues at Evans’s home and exploring local waterfalls. Never mind that Weaving’s uncle is the actor Hugo Weaving, of Lord of the Rings fame—the 29-year-old Adelaide, Australia, native was giddy in the presence of her castmates. “I still get starstruck by every single person. I was so weird around everyone,” she says.“I was freaking out when I saw Melissa, and I couldn’t speak when I met Michael Shannon. It’s something I need to work on.”

Weaving began acting early; her parents put her in classes when she was a child, with the hopes of combating her shyness.“I remember feeling the sense of freedom in it,” she recalls. She was the drama captain in high school and acted in student productions, and she says the real turning point in her decision to pursue acting came after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean at age 12. “I was exported out of this world,” she says. “I was just so filled with curiosity, and I knew I wanted to be a part of whatever just happened to me. I wanted to know how to get an invitation to that party.”

Weaving came up following in the footsteps of so many boldfaced Aussie names, starring in more than 300 episodes of the long-running soap Home and Away. (Chris Hemsworth, Naomi Watts, and the late Heath Ledger are all alums.) She joined the cast when she was just 17 and immediately became tabloid fodder. She remembers the Daily Mail running a story about her that sent her into a spiral. Her parents, she says, have always been there to keep her grounded. “I was making such a big deal out of it,” Weaving says. “My parents were like, ‘No one cares. Stop this behavior right now. You’re not the center of the universe. Do the dishes; pull your head in.’ So I’m very grateful that they’ve instilled that humility in me, because I could easily have gone the other way.”

After Home and Away, Weaving moved to London to look for more work. But it wasn’t until she teamed up with drama coach Leigh Kilton-Smith that things began to click. The change, Weaving says, “was like night and day. She taught me everything that I know now.” Within one month of working with Kilton-Smith, Weaving booked her first part in the States, quickly followed by the leading role in The Babysitter, director McG’s 2017cult horror film.

And now, with the recent announcements of Weaving’s next projects—she’ll star alongside Brad Pitt in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon and as Holly Madison in Down the Rabbit Hole (“It’s going to blow the socks off of what people think of Playboy and Hugh Hefner,” she says)—it’s safe to say her invites to the Hollywood party will be rolling in for years to come.

Hair: Rachel Lee Wright for Oribe Hair Care; Makeup: Natasha Severino for Nars; Production: Viewfinders.

Samara for ContentMode August 2021 (Photoshoot)

Hello Samara fans! The first three episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers have now been released on Hulu, and to promote the show our girl is featured in the August issues of ContentMode. 27 gorgeous outtakes from her photoshoot have been released, and can now be found in our gallery! We’ll be on the lookout for scans and/or the interview, stay tuned.

Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots 2021 > 2021 – Session #005 (ContentMode)

Big gallery update: additional photoshoots from 2017 to 2021

Hello Samara fans! I’ve been working on the photoshoots section of our gallery today, and we’re finally all caught up on 2020 and 2021 photoshoots. Samara did quite a few shoots last year to promote Hollywood, so there are a lot of great new photos! Due to the pandemic the shoots were mostly done by herself at home, which is why some are unfortunately lower in quality than we are used to from professional ones. They’re still very pretty though, I especially love the Who, What Wear & the Wonderland photoshoots.

In addition to the new shoots, I have added some new-old outtakes from older shoots as well. In total, there are more than 100 new pics! All the new additions are linked below, or you can head over to the last uploads part of the gallery and easily find all adds.

PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS > PHOTOSHOOTS 2020 (All new or has adds except session #001)

Samara for Bonds Australia – Bonds Originals Sweats

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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New Photoshoot for Australian Vogue

Samara and the “Picnic at Hanging Rock” cast are featured in the upcoming issue of Australia Vogue, to promote the new series! They were photographed by Bec Lorrimer, and I love Samara’s look in the shoot. The show will premiere on May 5th, and with it being just a month away now, we’ll hopefully bet getting a lot of new content in the upcoming weeks.

I will start looking for digital scans of their feature as soon as it is released, and make sure to pick up your own copy if you have it in your area.

Samara by Steven Chee for Quantas Magazine

Samara is the covergirl for Qantas Magazine’s QStyle issue this month! The magazine features a stunning new photoshoot of Samara, once again done by the talented Steven Chee. Our gallery has been updated with some really stunning high quality photos from the shoot – one of my personal favorites of Samara’s! Her styling was done by Mikey Ayoubi, and her make-up by Filomena Natoli. We’ll have high quality magazine scans up soon…

+11 | Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots 2018 > 2018 – Session #002 (Steven Chee)