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Samara Weaving recalls reading through explicit Fifty Shades scene with her DAD for failed audition


Samara Weaving recalls reading explicit Fifty Shades scene with her DAD for failed audition… as she reveals she takes medication to reduce anxiety on set of horror series

She stars alongside Nicole Kidman in new horror series Nine Perfect Strangers. 

And before she landed her latest role, Samara Weaving recalls she auditioned for Fifty Shades Of Grey but failed to bag herself a part after an ’embarrassing’ read through of a very explicit scene with her dad. 

The actress, 29, reveals in a new interview with Cosmopolitan UK that she had to film a self-tape for the audition, with no-one to help her read lines apart from her parents, as she discusses taking medication to help reduce her anxiety on set. 

Embarrassing: Samara Weaving recalls reading through very explicit scene with her dad for failed Fifty Shades of Grey audition in a new interview

Re-living her failed audition for Fifty Shades – released in 2015, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson – Samara explained that she was forced to film her self-tape from a remote town in Australia. 

She recalled: ‘I had to do a self-tape of a very explicit scene where two women are talking 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, and my mum couldn’t do it. My dad was like, “C’mon, let’s get into it” and was really acting and performing.’

Mortified, Samara added: ‘I had to be like, “No, just read the lines. Don’t make eye contact with me. Let’s just suffer through it.” I didn’t get the role.’

Back on screen: The actress, 29, stars in new Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers (pictured above (R) on series with Nicole Kidman)

Back on screen: The actress, 29, stars in new Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers (pictured above (R) on series with Nicole Kidman)

Red-faced: Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Samara said her dad got really into the read-through but she refused to make eye contact with him during the awkward self-tape

Red-faced: Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Samara said her dad got really into the read-through but she refused to make eye contact with him during the awkward self-tape

While she didn’t have much success with Fifty Shades, Samara has gone on to star in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Bill & Ted Face The Music and Netflix series Hollywood. 

Her latest role sees her star alongside Big Little Lies actress Nicole in new thriller series Nine Perfect Strangers. 

She plays social media influencer Jessica who is one of the nine strangers who attend a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House hosted by Nicole’s character Masha, but quickly realise everything is not what it seems.  

Samara reveals that starring in such thrillers helps to provide a ‘good outlet’ for her anxiety, as she admits she usually feels ‘quite zen’ after pretending to be scared all day in front of the rolling cameras.    

Familiar face: Fans will recognise Samara from starring in Netflix series Hollywood (above)

Familiar face: Fans will recognise Samara from starring in Netflix series Hollywood (above)

Thriller: Samara also revealed working on thrillers such as Nine Perfect Strangers helps to provide a 'good outlet' for her anxiety, which she takes medication for (pictured above: Nicole Kidman as Marsha in Nine Perfect Strangers)

Thriller: Samara also revealed working on thrillers such as Nine Perfect Strangers helps to provide a ‘good outlet’ for her anxiety, which she takes medication for (pictured above: Nicole Kidman as Marsha in Nine Perfect Strangers)

To help keep her anxiety under control, Samara says she turns to ‘therapy and grounding techniques’ as well as meditation and exercise – and she steers clear of 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 a doctor and we had a very thorough conversation about it.’

Samara credited acting for helping her to ‘stay present’ and ‘in the moment’.

Nine Perfect Strangers sees her join a stellar cast, including Nicole, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, The Good Place star Manny Jacinto and Regina Hall. 

The series, that has been adapted from Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name, premiered on Hulu on 18 August. 

Star-studded: Nicole heads up the stellar cast for Nine Perfect Strangers that also includes  Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Manny Jacinto and Regina Hall

Star-studded: Nicole heads up the stellar cast for Nine Perfect Strangers that also includes  Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Manny Jacinto and Regina Hall

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