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‘Nine Perfect Strangers’: Samara Weaving’s Perspective of Influencers Changed After Playing Jessica – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

‘Nine Perfect Strangers’: Samara Weaving’s Perspective of Influencers Changed After Playing Jessica – Showbiz Cheat Sheet


Samara Weavings role inNine Perfect Strangersfeels familiar to many fans. The influencer lifestyle Weavings character Jessica aspires to have is very common, but being an influencer can evokes a negative perception. Weaving did a lot of research on the work women put in to become successful influencers. By playing Jessica in HulusNine Perfect Strangers, Weaving formerly negative perspective of influencers shifted.

Nine Perfect Strangersis an adaptation of Liane Moriartys book of the same name. The star-studded cast of the Hulu series includes Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, who are both producers. Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, and Bobby Cannavale are also in the cast ofNine Perfect Strangers.

Weaving plays Jessica, an Instagram-obsessed influencer with severe body dysmorphia. Her husband (Melvin Gregg) agrees to stay at the idyllic Tranquillum House in the hopes of fixing their marriage. Jessicas stay at the wellness retreat unearths a different problem her lacking self-esteem and an obsession with plastic surgery.

I spoke to friends of mine who have body dysmorphia, as well as someone whose mum has it, Weaving tellsCosmopolitan. We went into what it was like to grow up around it. There was one case where a woman had liposuction on her kneecaps, which summed up for me how unwell the illness can make you.

Weaving did a lot of soul-searching in preparing to play Jessica. [She] made me think about my perception of women and where Im at fault in snap judgments that are anti-feminist, Weaving tellsW Magazine.The actor says she unlearned a few things to play the part, like how not to judge or gossip about women who dress a certain way and get a lot of work done.

Weavings role in Nine Perfect Strangers proves what influencers share on the internet doesnt even scratch the surface of who they are. And even if it is, why do we care and judge people for that? Weaving adds. The judgment on influencers in general itsreallyhard to be an influencer.

Recognizing the over-saturation in the influencer market, Weaving realizes the challenges women face to get ahead in the industry. Thats part of the reason she took on the role of Jessica.

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What drew me to the character [was] smashing those patriarchal, very stale resentments that are in our culture, she explains to W Magazine.Ironically, Weaving has been smashing the patriarchy for quite a while. Nine Perfect Strangersisnt a first for Weaving in terms of strong female roles.

InReady or Not, Weaving plays Grace, a newlywed bride who must fight to survive her grooms family in a twisted game of hide-and-seek. Grace manages to stave off her in-laws in a bloody wedding dress, proving to be one badass bride.

Watch Weaving continue smashing the patriarchy inNine Perfect Strangers new episodes release Wednesdays on Hulu.

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'Nine Perfect Strangers': Samara Weaving's Perspective of Influencers Changed After Playing Jessica - Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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