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Reservoir Hill

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Exclusive Q&A: Greer Samuel aka Sammy


How long have you been acting and how did you get your first big break?
I have been acting since I was quite young - just starting with stage productions at my local theatre - but then I started to get interested in TV work so I thought why not!? I've done some adverts but my first 'big break' was probably The Killian Curse series, which really gave me a taste of screen acting for the first time. :)
 
What is the thing you enjoy most about working on Reservoir Hill?
The food's pretty good on Reservoir Hill set. Haha. But um, I love working with new people and making some really good friends, also working with people you've worked with before is wicked. I also love the fact that Reservoir Hill is part of this new internet 'movement' and that I have the opportunity to be a part of NZ's first interactive web series.
 
What has been your favourite scene to film so far in Res Hill?
Definitely the scene where I slap Abby (Petra) at the party. Also that whole episode was pretty intense, and I got to really have fun with my character and it was definitely a fun day at work.
 
What do you do in your down time when you're not shooting?
I'm a bit of a home body so I like relaxing at home with a good movie with my friends or family, or singing and writing my own music.
 
Who is the actor or actress that you look up to or admire the most?
I love Charlize Theron for the fact that she has the ability to take on any role and be completely convincing and memorable. Also Denzel Washington has amazing presence on the screen which is so important and NZ actress Robyn Malcolm, I'm a huge fan of Outrageous Fortune and I think she is amazing!
 
Which other character would you like to play and why?
I have grown to love Sammy as a character so I can say that I'm a loyal Sammy supporter all the way! It would be interesting playing another character but... I love Sammy.

Who do you TXT message the most?
Ummm...My friends and my sisters  :)
 
What's on your bedside table?
A lamp, berocca, my cellphone, and lots of random things that have been collecting (until I clean it again) haha!

What song's been in your head all day / last song you downloaded?
The new Lady Gaga song Bad Romance is stuck in my head every morning and night! It goes something like... "Gaga ooh la la..." or something? Also Tik Tok by Ke$ha; All the Right Moves by One Republic; and anything by Paramore. Very catchy tunes!
 
What is your favourite television programme and/or film of all time?
I love a lot of movies and different genres, I'm a real girly girl so I love good tear-jerkers like The Notebook and A Walk To Remember. But I love horror movies too. And action. Ah! Too many to name...
 
What is your date of birth and what star sign are you?
I was born on the 6th of July 1991, and my star sign is Cancer.
 
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Hmmm... I think it was one of the Backstreet Boys...or N'Sync... Or some 90's boyband member I think? Haha!
 
What do your friends/family think about your starring role on Reservoir Hill?
My family are very supportive and proud, and my friends are getting pretty addicted to the series! There's been awesome feedback and they know I enjoy doing it so they support it 100%. 
 


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