Australian actress Samara Weaving has landed a movie role in the new Hollywood film Monster Trucks.
The former Summer Bay favourite plays the love interest in the new film head to hit to big screen next week.
“It’s actually the first American role I ever booked,” the 24-year-old said.
“It was like three years ago — it was my first trip over to Los Angeles”, she told Sydney Confidential.
“I was at the airport leaving and they called and said ‘You’ve got it’ and so I had to get on a plane and turn back around.”
The adventure movie for kids follows a high school student building a Monster Truck to escape his humdrum life.
Samara said: “I play Brianne who he sort of daydreams about at school. Everyone was really great to work with.”
Monster Trucks is just the icing on the cake for US-based Samara.
She also has a lead role in the Netflix horror The Babysitter, due out later this year.
“Life after Home and Away has been good. I’m very lucky and fortunate,” she said.
“A lot of people can go over to the States and it doesn’t work out so it’s total luck of the draw.”
“You don’t want to dream too big in case it doesn’t happen. I’m just taking it one step at a time. I’ve been very fortunate in the work I’ve been getting.”
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