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Samara Weaving on ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ and Shooting Some of the Wilder Moments

She also talks about the most challenging part of making this show and having Nicole Kidman as a scene partner. [Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers through Nine Perfect Strangers Episode 6, “Motherlode.”]

Adapted by David E. Kelley and John Henry Butterworth from the book by best-selling author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies), the Hulu original series Nine Perfect Strangers follows a group of folks who have left the stress of their lives behind to unwind, as they spend ten days at a health and wellness resort. As part of their retreat, Masha (Nicole Kidman) has promised them a path to mind and body healing, if they give themselves over to her mission, which has more in store for them than they ever could have bargained for. The series also stars Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.

During this virtual 1-on-1 interview with Collider, which you can both watch and read, Weaving talked about the very specific look for her character Jessica Chandler, getting to film in Australia during COVID, shooting some of the wilder moments, having co-star and producer Kidman as a scene partner, exploring the Jessica-Ben dynamic, and the most challenging part of making this show.

Collider: Thank you for talking to me about what seems like it was probably a very fun character to get to explore.

SAMARA WEAVING: Yeah, she was a blast.

When the opportunity to play one of these nine perfect strangers came your way, what was it that got you most interested in the project, since there are so many interesting things about it?

WEAVING: There were so many things to get excited about. Probably selfishly it was that it was filming in Australia. In this pandemic, it’s so hard to get in and out of that country, and I jumped at the opportunity to be able to go there and see my family and friends over there because it’s kind of impossible.

While you were shooting this, did it feel like you were in your own little world?

WEAVING: Totally. It was really surreal. It feels like a dream now because it was a year and a bit ago. We were in paradise. It felt really strange. It was like, “We should be in lock down.” But Australia did such a great job with containing everything that everything was open and we could hang out. We were by the beach and we would just either be at this wellness retreat or we’d be at a waterfall. It was ridiculous.

How involved was the process of creating the look for your character and how much did that help you, in finding who she was?

WEAVING: Oh, a lot. The hair and makeup department and the wardrobe department did the real heavy lifting. We would email back and forth about different looks we wanted and different outfits. When we did the makeup test, that was when I really felt Jessica come to life.

There’s some wild stuff that happens in this show, and one of those things is having your nose fall off. What was that like to do?

WEAVING: I was so nervous because I think it was the second or third scene I had done with Nicole [Kidman] and I was like, “I guess I’m just gonna have to go for it. And then, she’s gonna come in.” But they didn’t use any makeup, which was cool. They just had CGI, so they had dots on my face and this funny prop of my nose. I was practicing at home in the mirror with my partner like, “Okay, is this a funny scream? Should I drop it like this? What’s the truth behind this?” It was really fun.

I would also imagine that you could never have pictured yourself in a delivery scene with Luke Evans delivering Bobby Cannavale’s baby. What goes through your head, when you’re in a moment like that?

WEAVING: Just trying not to laugh. They committed to it. That’s what made it so funny and so weird. It just made me laugh and I just had to bite my tongue.

One of the sequences that I most enjoyed was the potato sack race because everybody actually seems to be having so much fun in it. What was that like to shoot and how long did you have to spend doing that?

WEAVING: If I remember correctly, I think we did it in a day or maybe two days, with some other scenes. It was so fun. The sun was out and there was beautiful green grass, and we were all just getting really into it. I loved when they used the slow-mo camera and we could rewatch everyone’s slow-mo face. That was fun.

If you’re going to get screwed around with by anyone, it seems like Nicole Kidman is a good choice to be doing that to you. What did you most enjoy about exploring that dynamic between your characters and having someone like her as a scene partner, especially with some of the craziness that goes on?

WEAVING: She’s such a generous actor. She really gives you space to play and find the scene. She’s so patient. It was amazing. She was just so wonderful. And she was a producer, so she was a fabulous leader as well. Her and Melissa [McCarthy], and all of the women who were producing this. It was awesome.

What was your reaction to the ending of the series, learning where things would be left, and how your character would end up?

WEAVING: We actually didn’t get the final episode script until three months into shooting, or maybe longer. It was really cool to read where your character is gonna end up, in real time. We’d heard rumors and were wondering about it. Melvin [Gregg] and I would talk about, “I wonder where Ben and Jessica end up. Is it gonna be like the book, or is it gonna be different?” It was awesome.

What was the most challenging part of this shoot? Was there a scene or a moment that was most difficult?

WEAVING: Honestly, the most challenging part was the amount of fake tans I’d have to go and get, getting my nails redone, and getting my hair redone. I just cannot. I have such admiration for women who do that on a weekly basis. I do not have the patience for it. That was the most challenging. Those nails were like three inches long, and trying to do stuff was really hard.

What was it like to see yourself with the tan, especially the first time?

WEAVING: If I stay in the sun long enough, I can get pretty dark. I’m too lazy to lie out. In Australia, you can get skin cancer really easily, so I’ve been told to stay out of the sun. But it was interesting. My partner, Jimmy, was more surprised than I was.

You are one of the characters that goes into this as a couple. What was it like actually having somebody by your side to go through this with and to have that dynamic to explore?

WEAVING: It was really interesting. I loved Melvin. We would get together beforehand and talk about these scenes. The scenes were really nuts and crazy, and it was hard to keep track of where our characters were, each time. It was really good to be able to just have someone to be like, “Where are we in this? Okay, so we’re here.” It was good to have a partner through it all, and being able to explore not just what Jessica was going through, but what Jessica and Ben were going through, as a couple, as well.

Nine Perfect Strangers is available to stream at Hulu.

W Magazine: Samara Weaving Will Never Judge an Influencer Again (Interview)

The actress, who stars as a social media obsessive in the upcoming series Nine Perfect Strangers, gained a newfound respect for the Instagram hustle.

Imagine this: a place on earth untouched by the pandemic. For all of 2020, that place was Byron Bay, Australia: a beach town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, where there were zero cases of Covid-19 last year. At that time, the actress Samara Weaving was in the midst of filming the upcoming Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, a show based on author Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. The show follows a motley cast of characters seeking calm and refuge at a wellness center called Tranquillum House, which is run by an enigmatic, cult leader-like Russian woman named Masha, played by Nicole Kidman; it also stars Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, and Luke Evans.

Before filming, there was never a script read-through with the entire cast, Weaving explains over Zoom from her Los Angeles home, ahead of the show’s release on August 18. “I don’t know if that was on purpose to keep us as ‘strangers’ as possible, but we worked in groups,” she says. Instead, the costars got to know each other by simply hanging out in Byron Bay’s clear blue waters and flower-filled forests. “It was almost like a camp—it wasn’t like filming in L.A. where everyone goes home and returns to their lives,” she recalls. “We’d do dinners and lunches, go to the beach and visit waterfalls. As we were filming the show, our relationships with each other were really growing as well. And I think it’s mirrored in the show.”

This shift is especially apparent in Weaving’s character: a wannabe influencer named Jessica who chronicles her entire life on Instagram Stories and always has a designer bag to match her designer tracksuit. Her reason for a visit to Tranquillum House? She’s experiencing marital trouble with her husband, Ben Chandler, (Melvin Gregg) who grows weary of her social media exploits. Weaving couldn’t be further from the influencer type—she appears on Zoom bare-faced, her hair scraped back into a ponytail (and her photoshoot for this very story doesn’t stray too far from that look, either). But the Adelaide, Australia native says she relates to her character’s social anxieties and awkwardness when interacting with the other guests at the wellness center. Despite that, Weaving is experiencing a banner moment in her career: she’s currently filming Damien Chazelle’s upcoming project alongside Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, and has been cast as the forgotten American socialite Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in the biopic Liz. Below, Weaving discusses her new outlook on influencers, the judgments faced by women in the spotlight, and dressing up for Margot Robbie’s Love Island-themed birthday party.

At face value, Nine Perfect Strangers is about the pitfalls of “wellness”—and indeed, there’s significant commentary on the wellness industry in it. But while I was watching, I felt like it was, at its core, a character study. Do you agree with that?

It’s a bit of both, and that’s what I love about David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty’s writing. You think the show is one thing, then it evolves. The characters really drive the story—but the circumstances that they get themselves into definitely highlight the trials and tribulations of the wellness industry. I hope the audience will be able to relate to someone on this show. The subject matter could be very alienating because it’s a bunch of super wealthy people going to a spa, but at the heart of it is this universal story of who are we, what is happiness, and how can we live and be at peace with ourselves—that internal search that we’re all trying to figure out.

You’ve said that you identify with and relate to smart women characters like Hermione Granger and strong characters, like the March sisters in Little Women. Was it a real pivot to get into character as Jessica, who was painted as vapid and obsessed with appearances?

There is a dark underbelly to Jessica, who is trying to solve a problem by changing her body when, really, she needs to have a look at why she wants to do that. She has body dysmorphia and really bad self-esteem issues, and she’s trying to fix that with plastic surgery.

Jessica made me think about my perception of women and where I’m at fault, in snap judgements that are anti-feminist. I’m sure it’s from growing up in this misogynistic, nuts culture, but I had to unlearn certain things about myself—like the fact that certain women who dress a certain way and get a lot of work done are judged and gossiped about. The way someone like Jessica presents herself externally is by no means who she is internally. And even if it is, why do we care and judge people for that? And the judgment on influencers in general—it’s really hard to be an influencer. The marketplace is swamped with people, all trying to do the same thing. You have to be a real business woman to get ahead in the influencer space. That was what drew me to the character: smashing those patriarchal, very stale resentments that are in our culture.

Jessica is the comic relief to some extent, but she does have significant moments of depth. Was it always in the script that Jessica would have this other side of her personality?

She was always going to be both. It’s such a hard thing to do with such a delicate character, because you aren’t laughing with her, you’re laughing at her. But David did it in such a way that there’s not a real judgment there. You’re just enjoying her. But then she has these great moments of being really raw, vulnerable, and thought-provoking. We were just playing the truth of it. And sometimes tragedy is funny.

You mentioned the physical transformation that you went through to play Jessica. Did the costume and makeup departments have specific influencers they were looking at for inspiration?

Yeah, we pulled a lot of really fun references. I had a Pinterest board of different women I was inspired by, and in Byron, I would go out to coffee shops and watch influences do their thing. With Jessica, I was like, we’ve got to make it funny—what can we do that’s a bit silly? She has so much money, we were like, she could just buy the craziest things. So we went a little too far with her outfits—as if she wanted to be a Kardashian, but didn’t quite get it right. And I used to be guilty of this, before I had a team of people who would help me pick out what to wear: I would be a little too matchy-matchy and do a little bit too much. When she first arrives at the wellness center, she’s wearing the Fendi outfit with the matching pants, the high white Alexander McQueen shoes, the high half-pony, and then the huge hoops. There’s a part of me that wishes I could do that, but I’m too afraid.

Do you identify with Jessica’s anxious, jumpy personality?

Oh, one hundred percent. That was really great because I could get out all my anxiety at work and then I’d go home, and I was the most zen, chill, relaxed, human being. But my inner person is there all the time, hiding beneath: just a twitching, nervous wreck.

I worked with my drama coach on those physical attributes we could play with—for instance, Jessica scratches a lot. And in looking at research on body dysmorphia, we found out the disorder is linked to a rapid eye movement study. Women and men with body dysmorphia struggle with keeping their eyes still. And personally, I have this problem where I just can’t get sentences out and I start sputtering when I’m so anxious. I was like, alright, let’s go with that.

How did your role as Elizabeth Bonaparte come about?

I read an early draft of the script and then I met with Adam Leon, who’s going to direct it. We both had the exact same notes on the script, so we’re going back and forth, finalizing the script at the moment. It’s such a cool story, and something I haven’t really done before. She was the first female millionaire who didn’t marry into money, or inherit it. She was a boss. I was like, why have we not heard about her? She should be an American icon.

I read that you recently went to Margot Robbie’s Love Island-themed birthday party. Are you a fan of the show?

Our whole group of Aussies, Americans, and Brits over here in L.A., we’re all obsessed with Love Island. I just think it’s a fascinating human study—and a fun dress-up theme.

Did you get dressed up for the party?

Hell yeah!

Who did you dress up as?

I didn’t dress up as anyone in particular, but we all let our inner Islanders come out: skimpy bikinis and lots of fake tan. Kind of Jessica-esque, now that I think about it.

Article: Samara Weaving is Stellar in Hulu’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’

Decider | You know you’ve thought it: Nine Perfect Strangers star Samara Weaving looks exactly like The Suicide Squad Margot Robbie. Memes abound about how the two actresses look alike, and like Sex Education‘s Emma Mackey, Jaime Pressley, and more. However Hulu’s tense new drama Nine Perfect Strangers might prove for the first time that the similarities aren’t just skin deep. As Jessica, a frantically insecure Instagram influencer, Weaving shows off her massive amounts of range. She is, like Margot Robbie, a tremendous acting talent. They are alike in the best possible way, as artistic forces.

Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers follows the mayhem that unfolds over ten days at an exclusive wellness retreat lorded over by the mysterious guru Masha (Nicole Kidman). Masha’s unorthodox methods have drawn people from far and wide in the pursuit of self-betterment. In Jessica’s case, the Instagram influencer first seems to be arriving at Tranquillum looking for online clout, but it’s soon made clear what she really yearns for is a reconnection with her husband Ben (Melvin Gregg) and a way to overcome her crippling self-doubt. There’s a devastating scene in Episode 3 “Earth Day” when the picture perfect-looking woman lays into all her perceived flaws, to the shock and sorrow of the other women surrounding her. Jessica is a woman whose appearance may look perfect, but her inner life is a minefield of shattered confidence and self-loathing. Even the things she is proud of are jealously criticized by those around her, as Carmel (Regina Hall) projects her own insecurities onto Jessica.

Samara Weaving is a 29-year-old actress whose career kicked off in the traditional Australian way: on the soap opera Home and Away. After that, she moved to Hollywood, where she bounced around in supporting roles in projects as diverse as Ash vs. Evil Dead and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Her breakthrough came in the 2019 film Ready or Not, where she played a blushing bride caught up in her new in-laws’ sinister game. Weaving was a natural scream queen, subverting the genre while also showing a gift for dark comedy. She also gave a brilliant turn in Netflix’s Hollywood and as Ted’s daughter Thea in Bill & Ted Face the Music.

But really, she has this persnickety habit of being cast as the beautiful “other” woman. In S.M.I.L.F., Weaving played the woman the lead character’s ex left her for. (Same goes for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.) Weaving’s beauty often defined how other characters saw her roles. Lately, though, she’s managed to find room to subvert these expectations, leaning into the stoner comedy of Bill & Ted and playing a surprisingly righteous wannabe starlet in Hollywood. Nine Perfect Strangers, however, lets her go deeper, peeling back the layers of her character’s external beauty to reveal a person laden with neuroses.

In this way, Weaving really does feel like Margot Robbie 2.0, and I mean that as the biggest compliment ever! Robbie, too, was an Aussie soap actress who managed to successfully transition to Hollywood starlet. Robbie’s early breakthrough roles cashed in on her beauty. But what’s carried Robbie to international stardom is her incredible talent. It turns out Weaving’s got that, too.

Nine Perfect Strangers is a pulpy delight and a great showcase for its brilliant ensemble cast. Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, and Manny Jacinto all deliver forth the kind of nuanced performances that make them stars, and so does Samara Weaving. Sure she looks a lot like Margot Robbie, but what matters more is she can act like her, too.

Article: Samara Weaving Went From Blonde To Fiery Red In Her Latest Film, And She Likes It

Samara spoke to Elle Australia during the Snake Eyes press day earlier this week, and they’ve now released a great new article summarizing what they discussed in her interview which you can read below. I’m unable to embed the accompanying video onto the site, so make sure to head over to Elle’s official site here to watch it!

Samara Weaving’s distinctive blonde hair is synonymous to her personal aesthetic. So when her character in 2021 film Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins was revealed, you couldn’t blame her fans for being a little taken aback.

Samara’s sun-bleached blonde tresses were transformed into a long, fiery red mane belonging to the kick-ass comic book character Scarlett.
Speaking to ELLE Australia ahead of the film’s release this week, Samara (who is now back to her familiar honey blonde), revealed she “loved” her stint as a red-head.
“It was so pretty, and long,” she described to us.
But don’t be fooled by those lush red locks seen in the film. Upon further investigation, Samara revealed the transformation was actually all down to a wig.
“I loved putting that wig on every day. I gonna try to hunt it down and wear it,” she said.

When asked if going red permanently was an option, Samara admitted upkeep would be a clincher.
“You’d have to dye it all the time, and that would be tricky,” she laughed.
Her red hair wasn’t the only thing she loved about her character’s look. While much of G.I. Joe squad member Scarlett’s wardrobe was pieced together to compliment her rather, um, action-filled lifestyle, there were several low-key scenes where we got a peek of the black-belted character’s personal style.
“[Scarlett] is very stylish when she’s not in her superhero suit. I want to steal all of it! I loved her leather coat, and there were some boots with snakes on the bottom, they were sick,” Samara said.

Samara is fast becoming one of Australia’s biggest Hollywood stars alongside the likes of Margot Robbie and Isla Fisher. Like Samara, both actresses got their start on popular local soaps, Neighbours and Home And Away.
Of course, Samara’s roles these days are a far cry from her gentle Home And Away character, Indi.
There’s marital artist Scarlett from G.I. Joe, and her depiction of revenge-seeking Grace from Ready Or Not was absolutely on-point. And who could forget the relentlessly terrifying Nix from Kiwi action comedy Guns Akimbo?
In addition, Samara has recently snapped up a leading role in blockbuster-bound The Valet, an English-language remake of the popular French film.
“I would never do the things that these characters did so it’s really fun to live out this fantasy of someone who just kicks ass and doesn’t care. It’s awesome,” Samara told us.

The Adelaide-born actress is keen to keep fuelling that female superhero fire in film, especially where representation has lacked in the past.
“I remember when I saw Wonder Woman, and there’s that opening scene where it’s all women fighting. I just started crying because I realised I hadn’t ever seen that before – an entirely female cast in an action.
“Having that representation makes us feel seen and validated. I realised I really haven’t really seen that other than in, like Charlie’s Angels or Kim Possible. So I’m really glad to be a part of that, I hope there’s more!”

Video: ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ trailer debuts on ‘GMA’

The first official full-lenght trailer for Samara’s upcoming show ‘Nine Perfect Strangers‘ just debuted at Good Morning America! You can check it out below, along with an article on the show. “Nine Perfect Strangers” is available to stream on Hulu on August 18.

The official trailer for the upcoming Hulu series, “Nine Perfect Strangers” is finally here.

“Good Morning America” exclusively debuted a look at the official trailer on Thursday for the upcoming eight-episode drama, premiering Wednesday, Aug. 18.

The Jonathan Levine-directed series is based on Australian author Liane Moriarty’s 2018 bestselling novel of the same name.

In the nearly three-minute trailer for the miniseries, viewers meet Masha (Nicole Kidman), the leader of a 10-day wellness retreat at Tranquillum House that nine strangers visit “to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.”

According to the show’s synopsis, “these nine ‘perfect’ strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.”

“You want to get well? You want to heal?” Masha asks the retreat participants in the clip, “Surrender yourself to me.”

The star-studded cast of the series also includes Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Regina Hall, Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale, Asher Keddie, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Manny Jacinto, Grace Van Patten and Tiffany Boone. (GMA)

Samara Weaving to Star in Searchlight Drama ‘Chevalier de Saint-Georges’

Hello Samara fans! The Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news today that Samara has been cast alongside Kelvin Harrison Jr. in the upcoming drama ‘Chevalier de Saint-Georges’. You can read the article below to find out more about the project! Samara is certainly keeping busy these days, and we’re so excited to follow her on yet another acting adventure. We’ll keep you updated on anything new related to the project!

Weaving stars alongside Kelvin Harrison Jr., who is playing the titular role in the true-life tale of the man known as the Black Mozart.

Samara Weaving is going from ninjas to nocturnes.

The actress, who plays G.I. Joe heroine Scarlett in Paramount and Hasbro’s upcoming Snake Eyes, will star opposite Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a true-life period drama directed by Stephen Williams for Searchlight.

Element Pictures, which is working with the studio on Yorgos Lanthimos’ newest project, Poor Things, is producing.

With an original script by Stefani Robinson — an Emmy-nominated writer-producer on Atlanta and What We Do in the Shadows — Chevalier centers on Joseph Bologne, or the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who is known as the Black Mozart.

Born in the Caribbean, Bologne was the illegitimate son of a plantation owner and a slave who was then educated in France and became a fencing master, which served as an entrée into French high society. With his music and operas, he ascended to the upper echelons of Marie Antoinette’s Paris society until a court scandal laid him low.

Playing the female opposite to Harrison (Luce, Waves), Weaving takes on the role of Marie-Josephine, a woman who yearns for creative fulfillment outside of her empty, loveless marriage and defies her controlling husband to become the voice of Bologne’s opera.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe at Element Pictures are producing, as are Robinson and Dianne McGunigle.

Overseeing are Searchlight’s director of production Zahra Phillips and creative executive Cornelia Burleigh.

The project returns Weaving to Searchlight, for whom she starred in her 2019 breakout, comedy-horror hit Ready or Not. The actress just booked a role in Damien Chazelle’s newest feature, Babylon, which features an all-star cast including Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. She recently wrapped a starring turn opposite Eugenio Derbez in the remake of French comedy The Valet.

Weaving is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Gang Tyre.

Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin, Tobey Maguire Join Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’

Babylon’s star packer cast has recently added several additional big names to their list of actors and actresses, including fellow Aussie Phoebe Tonkin! Seeing Samara alongside all these massive Hollywood names is exciting, and we can’t wait to watch her career and recognition continue to grow with this project.

The Hollywood Reporter | Paramount’s 1920s Hollywood drama has Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt in leading roles.

Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin and Tobey Maguire have joined the call sheet of Babylon, the ode to Hollywood’s golden age that Damien Chazelle is directing for Paramount Pictures.

Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Diego Calva, along with Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Katherine Waterston lead the roll call for the production, slated to go before cameras next week in L.A. Max Minghella, Lukas Haas, Flea, Rory Scovel, Samara Weaving, Eric Roberts, P.J. Byrne and Damon Gupton are also part of the sprawling cast.

Written by Chazelle and set in the late 1920s during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of multiple characters. Around town, the project has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.” Character details are being kept locked tight, and it is unclear whether Wilde, Jonze, Tonkin and Maguire are playing fictional or historical characters.

Paramount is planning a platformed release, opening limitedly on Dec. 25, 2022, before going wide Jan. 6, 2023. Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt are producing. Maguire is doing double duty on the feature as he is also an exec producer alongside Helen Estabrook and Adam Siegel.

Wilde recently wrapped directing and starring in her thriller, Don’t Worry Darling. The New Line movie also stars Florence Pugh and Chris Pine. She is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.

Jonze, the acclaimed director of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Her, who last helmed documentary Beastie Boys Story, does make the rare foray in front of the camera. He’s appeared in an episode of HBO’s Girls, Johnny Knoxville feature Bad Grandpa, and had a co-starring role in 1999’s Three Kings, directed by David O. Russell. He is repped by CAA and attorney Warren Dern.

Tonkin is the Australian actress who may be best known for starring in The CW’s The Originals, a spinoff from the network’s hit series The Vampire Diaries. She is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment and Australia’s Marquee Management.

Maguire has been away from the screen for several years. He voiced the narrator in DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 hit, The Boss Baby, and last appeared on screen as reclusive chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer in Ed Zwick’s 2014 drama, Pawn Sacrifice. He is repped by WME and Management 360.

Scarlett & Baroness In Snake Eyes Are Setup For Future GI Joe Movies

With the release of Snake Eyes approaching, several articles on the film has began to pop up. I’ll be sharing any that contain either new information on the film itself or anything related to Samara’s character here at the site the next coming days! First up is a new piece from Screen Rant, claiming that her appearance in Snake Eyes likely won’t be the last we’ll see of Samara as Scarlett

Screenrant | With Snake Eyes poised to set up a new G.I. Joe franchise, characters from the film like Scarlett and Baroness will see expanded roles down the line.

Characters like Scarlett and Baroness in Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins are intended to set up future G.I. Joe movies. Hasbro property G.I Joe previously made two attempts to cultivate a cinematic franchise, but efforts to continue petered out following the lukewarm reception to 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Now Snake Eyes aims revive the series with an origin tale centered on the titular mute ninja (Henry Golding). In taking an unconventional approach to the character – that is, by showing his face and having him speak – Snake Eyes arrives with big future plans.

The film, directed by Robert Schwentke, follow Snake Eyes as he trains with the Arashikage clan on the way to joining up with the Joes. Though much of the film will be centered on Golding’s hero, there will be plenty of familiar G.I. Joe characters populating his story. This includes his friend-turned-enemy Storm Shadow (Andrew Koji), his future ally Scarlett (Samara Weaving), and Cobra operative Baroness (Úrsula Corberó). In regards to the last two, fans should be warned ahead of time that there are bigger plans ahead for Scarlett and Baroness, so don’t expect as much with them in Snake Eyes.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently spoke with Empire to break down all the new developments from the latest Snake Eyes trailer. It’s clear di Bonaventura and his team already had eyes on the future when making Snake Eyes, since he said Scarlett and Baroness were added to the film to have expanded parts down the line. Di Bonaventura said:

“Snake Eyes is a window into how eventually he joins the Joes, so neither Scarlett nor Baroness are the biggest characters, it’s more setting up that they exist in this universe and if we’re lucky enough to make a sequel, that will expand more into a Joe movie rather than a Snake movie. I don’t want to mislead anybody into thinking they have giant parts – they have solid parts where you get to intro those characters and it provides the way for the movie to, I’ll say, break out of being just a samurai movie. You see Cobra a bit, but through those characters. They enter the world of the samurai rather than us entering the world of the Joe.”

It sounds like, when crafting Snake Eyes, Schwentke and di Bonaventura aimed to take the MCU approach. That is, they’ve chosen to introduce familiar characters on a smaller scale, which can then open the world up further in the future. This has been the MCU’s approach from the very beginning; for example, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was introduced in Iron Man 2 in a supporting capacity before going on to become one of the major players in The Avengers. Scarlett and Baroness are on a similar path for the G.I. Joe world.

This also suggests that Snake Eyes won’t get too bogged down with table-setting. Too often when a movie has franchise aspirations, it packs the plot with countless teases for the future. While Snake Eyes is bound to have a few Easter eggs (and is already guaranteed to be saving the title character’s major injury for later), it will hopefully remain centered on the origin story it is telling. If Snake Eyes is a hit, there will be plenty of time to tell other tales down the road.