Samara Weaving recalls frankly reading a Fifty Shades scene with her father due to a failed test… where she reveals that she is taking medication to reduce anxiety on a set of horror series.
It’s a star along Nicole Kidman In the new horror series Nine Perfect Strangers.
Before she landed her last role, Samara Weaving remembers auditioning for Fifty Shades Of Gray but failing to get a part of herself after an “awkward” reading of a very frank scene with her father.
The 29-year-old actress reveals in a new interview with Cosmopolitan UK That she had to film a self-tape for the test, with no one to help her read the lines apart from her parents, as she discusses taking medications to help reduce her anxiety when filming.
Awkward: Samara Weaving remembers reading through a very candid scene with her father failing the Fifty Shades of Gray test in new interview
Samara’s failed experience for Fifty Shades – released in 2015, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson – made it clear that she was forced to make her own self-portrait from a remote Australian town.
She remembers: “I had to do a personal tape of a very hardcore scene where two women talk about having sex with men. I was staying in a small town in Australia with my parents, so I had to ask them to read it with me.
It was so embarrassing, my mom couldn’t do it. My dad was like, ‘Come on, let’s get into it’ and he was really acting and performing.
“I had to be like, ‘No, just read the lines,'” Samara added, feeling scared. Don’t make eye contact with me. Let’s just suffer through it. “I didn’t get the role.
Back on screen: Actress, 29, stars in Hulu’s new series Nine Perfect Strangers (pictured above (R) in series with Nicole Kidman)
Red-faced: Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Samara said her dad really got into reading but refused to make eye contact with him during the embarrassing self-tape.
Although she hasn’t had much success with Fifty Shades, Samara has co-starred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Bill & Ted Face The Music and the Netflix series Hollywood.
Her latest role is seen alongside Big Little Lies actress Nicole in the new thriller series Nine Perfect Strangers.
She plays social media influencer Jessica and is one of nine strangers attending a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House hosted by character Nicole Masha, but soon realize that everything is not what it seems.
Samara reveals that acting in such erotic films helps provide a “good outlet” for her anxiety, as she admits that she usually feels “aggravated” after pretending to be scared all day in front of the rotating cameras.
A Familiar Face: Fans will recognize Samara as the Hollywood star in the Netflix series (above)
Thriller: Samara also revealed that working on thrillers like Nine Perfect Strangers helps provide a ‘good outlet’ for her anxiety, for which she is taking medication (Pictured above: Nicole Kidman as Marsha in Nine Perfect Strangers)
To help keep her anxiety in check, Samara says she has resorted to “therapy and grounding techniques” in addition to meditation and exercise — and staying away from alcohol.
She revealed that she also takes medication to keep her anxiety in check, adding, “I take medication sometimes if that’s what I need – I went to the doctor and we had a very extensive conversation about it.”
Summer credits acting for helping her “stay present” and “in the moment”.
Nine Perfect Strangers sees her join a stellar cast, including Nicole, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon and The Good Place star Manny Jacinto and Regina Hall.
The series, which was adapted from Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name, premiered on Hulu on August 18.
Star-studded: Nicole leads the stellar cast of Nine Perfect Strangers that also includes Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Manny Jacinto and Regina Hall