Samara Weaving in Hollywood horror flick

Australian actress Samara Weaving stars in the Hollywood horror dark comedy Ready or Not.
Australian actress Samara Weaving stars in the Hollywood horror dark comedy Ready or Not.

Australian actress Samara Weaving didn't mean to hurt Andie MacDowell, but she did just that while they were rehearsing for their new horror dark comedy Ready or Not.

"I hit Andie MacDowell in the face by accident," Weaving says on this week's episode of The Big Ticket, Variety and iHeart's movie podcast.

"It was horrible. It was the first day I met her."

They were rehearsing a scene in which the two are fighting. Weaving accidently clocked MacDowell "real bad" in the head with a prop brick.

"Everyone freaked out because we didn't know she was so cool at the time. We were like, 'Is she going to quit the movie? Is she doing to yell at me. Am I going to be fired?'" Weaving recalled.

"But she was great. She was like, 'I just need some ice and it's fine, everyone. Let's go again.'"

Weaving, the niece of actor Hugo Weaving, has made the transition to Hollywood after playing Indi Walker in the Aussie soap opera Home and Away and also starred in the TV miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock

In the Fox Searchlight film, Weaving stars as Grace, a new a bride who finds herself the target of a deadly game of hide and seek in order to be accepted by her new old-money family. It's a true fight for survival as her in-laws try to kill her.

At first, Grace runs but then finds herself doing a lot of killing herself. "I wanted her to get mad. I wanted her to get vengeful," Weaving said.

"I didn't want to watch a woman just crying and screaming for an hour and a half. I wanted there to be some logic. And I think when I read the script, when she says she's from foster care and was in and out of homes, I thought this chick would be scrappy. She probably has fought before, and she's sassy. She's street smart."

Australian Associated Press