VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Samara Weaving On ‘Ready Or Not,’ Adam Brody
Samara Weaving had quite the experience shooting her new film Ready Or Not, a horror-comedy unlike many other movies.
The 27-year-old Australian actress — best known for her role in the Aussie soap opera Home and Away and her recurring role on the Showtime comedy series SMILF — spoke to uInterview exclusively about her new film.
Ready or Not is about a young bride whose wedding night takes a dark turn after her new in-laws force her to participate in a horrifying game. The film, which also stars Adam Brody and Andie MacDowell, is written by Ryan Murphy and Guy Busick and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
“I play a woman named Grace and it’s her wedding day and her in-laws have a strange tradition where when there’s a newcomer to the family, they pick a card and play a game,” said Weaving. “Grace picks the worst card you could possibly pick. It’s the card that means they try to murder her.
Weaving added her favorite scene to shoot was the one where her character meets her husband’s entire family, partly because every cast member was in the same room at once.
“It was such a joy to film because I love and adore every single person in this movie,” she said. “They’re such good friends of mine now.”
The actress also gushed over Brody, who plays her new husband. Weaving called him “clever” and a “talented actor.”
Weaving said the script blew her away almost immediately precisely because of its measured balance of comedy and horror, which allowed her to quickly grasp the “tone” of it.
“We would do a couple different takes on the day, one where we played for the humor and then one where we played it more for the horror,” she said. “I think they found it in the edit, that beautiful mix of the two.”
Weaving has starred in other horror-comedy films like The Babysitter and Mayhem.