Samara Weaving joins Daniel Radcliffe in Guns Akimbo
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)
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!
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.
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.
Grand opening of Samara Weaving Heaven
Hello everyone, and welcome to the grand opening of Samara Weaving Heaven – Your first source dedicated to the beautiful and talented actress Samara Weaving! After weeks of hard work, the site is finally ready to be shared with fellow fans across the world. There’s still a lot of work left to be done, but the site is already quite extensive: we have a large photo gallery with photos and screen captures from all of Samara’s projects, a large collection of high quality events and photoshoots, a complete career archive with information and media on all of Samara’s films and TV series, an in-depth biography and information pages and a lot more! Have fun browsing the site, and make sure to follow us on twitter if you want to stay updated on the site as well as Samara.
This site would never have been able to launch if it weren’t for great help and support from my friends. First I’d like to give a big thank you to my friends Elise and Nicole, for helping me with the layout customization! And also a big shout out to my other friends Neide and Jay, for helping me out with photos and encouragement. I hope you’ll enjoy the site, and feel free to comment with your thoughts, suggestions or potential problems! – Sara
Samara attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards
Yesterday (March 04), Samara and her “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” co-stars attended the 90th Annual Academy Awards! The awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and is the most anticipated night of the award season. Samara looked incredible in a gorgeous dress by Schiaparelli, and has received several mentions as one of the best dressed of the evening! Our gallery has been updated with several gorgeous photos of Sam at the red carpet.
Three Billboards was nominated for a total of 7 awards – Best Actress (Frances McDormand – WON), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell – WON), Best Supporting Actor (Woody Harrelson), Best Picture (went to “The Shape of Water”), Best Original Music Score (Carter Burwell – went to Alexandre Desplat for “The Shape of Water”), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh – went to Jordan Peele for “Get Out”) and Best Film Editing (Jon Gregory – went to Lee Smith for “Dunkirk”). Big congratulations to all winners, and a special congrats to Samara’s co-stars Frances and Sam!
Samara for Women’s Health Australia (April 2018)
Samara is the April 2018 cover girl of the Australian magazine Women’s Health! Her cover and spread were photographed by the very talented photographer Steven Chee. Stay tuned for digital magazine scans and outtakes as soon as the magazine hits the stands! Make sure to pick up your own copy if you’re in Australia.
Qantas Magazine’s QStyle March 2018 Magazine Scans
As written in our previous post, Samara is the covergirl of Qantas Magazine‘s QStyle issue this month. Following the beautiful photoshoot outtakes added yesterday, I have now added high quality digital scans of the spread to our gallery! I have also typed up the article, which you can read below. Samara discusses rising to fame, the hardest parts of being an actress, her hometown Sydney and her current hometown Los Angeles.
Samara Weaving is the type of person who’d bristle at the word “journey”. But if anyone’s been on one, it’s her. The 26-year-old niece of acclaimed Australian actor Hugo Weaving was born in Adelaide and raised all over Asia and Europe by her academic parents before spending four years on the fictional streets of Home and Away’s Summer Bay (like Isla Fisher and Chris Hemsworth before her). Since then she’s ping-ponged between Australia and the United States, officially relocating to Los Angeles after landing the lead role (of a murderous babysitter) in Netflix’s 2017 horror-comedy smash The Babysitter.A buzz has trailed Weaving ever since,growing louder after her small but memorable part in the awards-season steamroller Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,Missouri opposite Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Then there was her on-point portrayal of an irritatingly perfect girlfriend in the breakout hit SMILF (the second season is currently in production), a raw and honest dramedy about a twenty something single mum. Later this year, Weaving will star as ill-fated schoolgirl Irma Leopold in the television adaptation of Australian classic Picnic at Hanging Rock alongside Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer – a series so hotly anticipated that it sparked a network bidding war in the US. On an increasingly rare visit home, Weaving took time out to dress up and talk shop.
You’ve become very visible very quickly…
Once I’d booked The Babysitter– which was on The Black List [a list of the most hyped but as-yet-unproduced scripts in Hollywood] for years – it felt like I finally had my foot in the door. I’ve been in the industry for 10 years and not having to jump through as many hoops when it comes to auditions is really refreshing.
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…