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Actress Samara Weaving reveals the intense pressure of filming Home and Away


Actress Samara Weaving reveals the intense pressure of filming Home and Away: ‘You have to learn fast, otherwise they will just get rid of you’

Samara Weaving has spoken candidly about her time spent filming Home and Away, revealing if you didn’t adjust quickly, they’d ‘just get rid of you’.

In an interview with The Courier Mail on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actress admitted the Australian soap had helped prepare her for Hollywood. 

‘Home And Away is such a machine and you’re just pumping out so many scenes,’ she explained.

Pressure to perform: Samara Weaving has spoken candidly about her time spent filming Home and Away, revealing if you didn't adjust quickly, they'd 'get rid of you'. Pictured on the show

Pressure to perform: Samara Weaving has spoken candidly about her time spent filming Home and Away, revealing if you didn’t adjust quickly, they’d ‘get rid of you’. Pictured on the show

‘We would do up to 10 scenes a day if we were in the studio. Working on my first American job, and doing four scenes a day, was wild. I was like, “Oh, we can take our time, I guess” – it was a lovely surprise.’

Samara added that if you didn’t adjust to the fast-paced set quickly, you’d soon find yourself out of a job. 

‘And, technically, you have to learn fast, otherwise they will just get rid of you,’ she continued. 

Getting her ready: In an interview with The Courier Mail on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actress admitted the Australian soap had helped prepare her for Hollywood

Getting her ready: In an interview with The Courier Mail on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actress admitted the Australian soap had helped prepare her for Hollywood

'Home And Away is such a machine and you're just pumping out so many scenes,' she explained. Pictured on Home and Away with Johnny Ruffo

‘Home And Away is such a machine and you’re just pumping out so many scenes,’ she explained. Pictured on Home and Away with Johnny Ruffo

‘You need to learn your lines and know what your mark is and where the cameras are, and need to find your light – you need to learn that so quickly, otherwise they will just replace you.’ 

Samara rose to fame playing Indi Walker on Home and Away from 2009 until 2013, before relocating to the United States.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment.  

'Working on my first American job, and doing four scenes a day, was wild. I was like, "Oh, we can take our time, I guess" - it was a lovely surprise,' she said. Pictured in Hollywood

‘Working on my first American job, and doing four scenes a day, was wild. I was like, “Oh, we can take our time, I guess” – it was a lovely surprise,’ she said. Pictured in Hollywood

In an interview with Digital Spy in August last year, Samara admitted she ‘had a very naive perception of how the industry works’.  

‘After Home and Away, I really had to work very hard on my acting and my manager was like, “I think you should see a drama coach,”‘ she recounted. 

‘And I didn’t work for nearly two years. It was a real reality check in terms of the life of an actor… It’s hard.’

Gone: Samara added that if you didn't adjust to the fast-paced set quickly, you'd soon find yourself out of a job

Gone: Samara added that if you didn’t adjust to the fast-paced set quickly, you’d soon find yourself out of a job

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