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Samantha Coughlan On Her Supporting Roles In ‘Arcadian’ With Nicolas Cage And ‘Damaged’ With Samuel L. Jackson

30 April 2024

Canadian-born, London-based actress Samantha Coughlan says it’s a “thrill” to be appearing alongside Hollywood legends in two new films. Her background is in theatre, but she loved working on the dark, dystopian film ‘Arcadian’ and detective thriller ‘Damaged’, both out today, on 12 April in the US.

Here she talks about filming in Ireland with Nicolas Cage, playing Samuel L. Jackson’s girlfriend, and how high-profile actors can still make everyone laugh…


What was it like appearing opposite Samuel L. Jackson in ‘Damaged’? 
I play Sarah, the girlfriend of Samuel L. Jackson’s character, in ‘Damaged’ which comes out on 12 April. It was so much fun to travel up to Edinburgh, one of my favourite cities. Vincent Cassel and Sam Jackson running about on the historical streets of Scotland – how cool is that? And working with Mr Jackson (two Sams!) was amazing. He was so nice, warm and funny and made everyone chuckle. I realised how hard someone of that stature works, the dedication they have to their craft, and what career endurance means. Just watching how he operated with the director and crew was inspiring.


And tell us about your role in the new film ‘Arcadian'?
In ‘Arcadian’, I play Mrs Rose, the mother of Sadie Soverral’s Charlotte. We own the farm opposite Paul’s (Nick Cage) farmhouse, where he lives with his sons. Charlotte is falling in love with Paul’s son Thomas, and in a dystopian world of destruction and wild monsters this proves a scary threat for our family. The Roses represent wealth and privilege, but it is the end of society as we know it. They have a lot, but are afraid to share for fear they will be left with not enough. Mrs Rose is a woman of ‘good stock’ who deeply loves her daughter, but fears losing all she knows. What’s scary is that it feels totally possible that we will all one day also be surviving as they are – making mad dashes from cities to farmhouses in the Irish countryside to live off the land. Perhaps we are already on our way there.




Photos credited to: J Benson, Kinography and Kristine Cofsky

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