Sam Frost has taken a playful swipe at Home and Away, just weeks after her exit from the long-running soap.
On Friday, the actress, 32, raised eyebrows by reposting an article from the satirical news website The Betoota Advocate mocking Home and Away’s dramatic plots and many tragic automobile collisions.
‘Home and Away writer sacked for not meeting one-car-crash-scene-per-season criteria,’ read the headline.
‘Made me giggle’: Sam Frost (pictured) has taken a playful swipe at Home and Away, just weeks after her exit from the long-running soap
‘Writers were clearly instructed in bold, capital letters prior to joining the program that each season had to include at least “one car collision,” a drug overdose, and, if possible, an explosion,’ according to the article.
‘The caption really made me giggle,’ Sam remarked on Instagram after re-posting the piece.
She also added crying-with-laughter emojis to the original post with her favorite quote from the essay, ‘And if feasible, an explosion.’
Satire: The actress, 32, raised eyebrows on Friday when she reposted an article by satirical news website The Betoota Advocate that mocked Home and Away’s dramatic storylines and frequent fatal car crashes
Sam, who played nurse Jasmine Delaney for four years, has been involved in her fair share of climactic on-screen moments.
She has survived a car crash, a food truck explosion and even a gas attack.
The former Bachelorette filmed her final scenes for Home and Away last month at Sydney’s Eveleigh Studios.
The actress will reportedly move to Melbourne to be closer to her friends and family.
First-hand experience: Sam, who played nurse Jasmine Delaney for four years, has been involved in her fair share of climactic on-screen moments. She has survived a car crash (pictured), a food truck explosion and even a gas attack
Poking fun: She also commented on the original post with her favourite phrase from the article, ‘And if possible, an explosion,’ adding a crying-with-laughter emojis
Sam got her first acting job in 2017 when she joined the cast of Home and Away, where she began her media career as a contestant on The Bachelor.
Some industry insiders described the choice to hire the reality star as “disappointing” and a “publicity stunt” at the time.
One actor claimed that hiring a “unqualified” TV personality was a “insult to trained actors,” and that she had “taken [the role] from those who attended NIDA.”
Gear shift: Sam, a former Bachelor contestant and Bachelorette star, scored her first acting gig in 2017 when she joined the cast of Home and Away. Pictured on The Bachelor in 2014
Summer Bay alumni Charles Cottier was schooled by acting coach Brendan Glanville, who told the Courier-Mail that the long-running serial had ‘jumped the shark.’
‘It suggests that Home and Away has lost faith in its authors if directors are resorting to this kind of trick, rather than leveraging their story lines to bring viewers in,’ said Mr Glanville, creative director of the Australian Acting Academy.
‘This is what’s known as “jumping the shark” – in other words, striving to create notoriety for something that is viewed as not warranting the attention, especially something that is believed to be past its prime,’ he continued, although recognizing Sam may have a “natural skill.”
Ruffling feathers: At the time, some industry figures called the decision to hire the reality star ‘disappointing’ and a ‘publicity stunt’
Paul O’Brien, who played Jack Holden on Home And Away from 2005 to 2008 and is now an acting instructor, was less harsh, but agreed that Sam got the part ‘because she’s a personality,’ not necessarily because of her acting ability.
In a statement at the time, Channel Seven defended casting Sam in a recurring role despite her lack of acting credentials.
‘Sam’s audition blew us away,’ said the spokesperson.
‘In joining the cast of Home and Away, Sam will be in great company and is about to enjoy a wonderful phase of her career.’
‘Sam’s audition blew us away’: In a statement at the time, Channel Seven defended casting Sam in a recurring role despite her lack of acting credentials
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