Here you can find some of Samara’s best quotes, from interviews, social media and more. More quotes related to her projects can be found on the career pages for each of her projects, over at our career archive. This site is still a work in progress, check back later for more quotes.

  • I’ve had a passion to play Marilyn Monroe for a really long time. I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list.
  • I’ve never gone through any proper training. They say Home and Away is a sort of training ground, and I think it’s true, you do learn a lot from that show, but this was completely different.
  • [Bad Girl] was my first ever feature film, and I’d just come off Home and Away. How refreshing it was to do something that someone had really poured their heart into.
  • Because of the nature of our lifestyle, I had difficulty with shyness and making friends in new schools. Someone suggested to my parents, ‘oh maybe she should try doing an acting class to bring her out of her shell.’
  • There was a whole page in the script [for The Babysitter] that just said ‘what the f-k’ on it.’ Like, they had taken the time to completely print no words other than ‘what the f-k’ on a piece of paper. And it’s true – that’s exactly the reaction. You read it and it needed an entire page of just that.
  • [What I liked about acting] was that freedom of when you’re on a stage it’s not you personally that’s taking responsibility for a performance – you’re playing a character.
  • I remember at that age in high school, you did have these fierce relationships with other girls, and if they lied to you or if they hurt your feelings it felt like a betrayal.
  • Because of the nature of this industry, it’s a bit dangerous to think far ahead. So at the moment I’m just taking it day by day.
  • “The biggest appeal for me,” she continues, “was having a very strong female role in a horror/comedy. Normally they’re the first to die, or they’re screaming the whole time and not knowing what’s going on. Melanie is arguably the toughest one out of all of them, so I was really attracted to that.” (About Mayhem)
  • (About the first time she saw her uncle in a film) It was The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, an Australian classic, and he’s in drag for most of it. I think I was 12 when I saw it, and I was like, ‘Why is Uncle Hugo wearing a dress?