Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar Australia Weaving told, “I love playing not-so-nice people,” Weaving says with a grin. “They’re just really fun and juicy, and so broken. It’s boring playing someone who has their shit together.” A traditional comedy may seem to be new territory for Weaving. After all, she made her name in horror and action thrillers including 2017’s The Babysitter, in which she plays a babysitter-cum-leader of a demonic cult, and 2019’s Ready or Not, in which she marries into a wealthy family, only to be hunted on her wedding night by her in-laws as part of a satanic game of hide-and-seek. But in all her roles, Weaving has shown a deft and largely underrated gift for comedic timing.
Samara Weaving began her career in her home country, landing her first role in the series Out of the Blue (2008). She came to prominence with her portrayal of Indi Walker on the soap opera Home and Away (2009–2013).