First Ed Sheeran made his mark, and now Samantha Jade is the latest singing sensation to star in one of Australia’s favourite soapies Home and Away.
The former X-Factor winner revealed the exciting news to The Saturday Telegraph.
“I’m always asked when I will do more acting and now I am saying yes, I am coming to the Bay,” she confirmed.
Samantha has already dipped her toes into the acting world, starring in Channel Seven’s bio-telemovie, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, in 2014 playing Kylie Minogue. But the 28-year-old has admitted her move to the Bay will shed her “good-girl” image with a daring new character.
“It is really exciting. I’ve wanted to do more acting and I wanted to do something unexpected and different and this is very very different to Kylie (Minogue).”
“I can’t say too much but I can say she comes to the Bay with bad intentions. She has a bit of a past and she falls for one of the favourite boys on the show,” she added.
The pint-sized pop star did admit that learning lines would be a breeze, especially since she had to learn a new song every week during her time on the talent reality show.
Guy Sebastian’s X-Factor protégée did hint that we might see her bikini bod hit the beach for the soap.
“Maybe. It is always a bit nerve-wracking for a girl (being filmed in swimwear) but if they shoot it right.”
Before laughing, “I’d like them to make me look a bit taller!”
While Samantha is sworn to secrecy, we do know that the songstress will play the character of Isla and her scenes will air early next year.
The 2012-winner of X-Factor has had a difficult 12 months after losing her mum, Jacqui Gibbs to cancer back in June last year.
After a brief hiatus, Sam is back with a new album, which will be released in October.
“There’s lots going on at the moment, which is really exciting,” Sam smiled about all her new ventures.
We couldn’t be happier for the singer!