Samantha 1st Malaysian Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio

Samantha now joins a prestigious club led by presidents Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel and Ellen Burstyn, with Martin Landau and Mark Rydell as co-artistic directors in Los Angeles. Fellow members include a string of famous names such as Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Dustin Hoffman, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg, John Malkovich, Sally Field, Jessica Chastain, and fellow drama school alumnus, Bradley Cooper.

Click on the image to read the full article.

Sin Chew Daily feature


Samantha's speaks to journalist Ai Chin Paw from Sin Chew Jit Poh, in her first ever feature for a Chinese language newspaper. 

For an English translation (with thanks to Sebastian Ng), click here. 


R. Nadeswaran article in The Sun Daily

"If there's a lesson to be learnt from Samantha's incredible journey, it's one's tenacity, resolve and steadfastness which determine his or her success in overcoming the hurdles."

Acclaimed SOPA award-winning journalist R. Nadeswaran chronicles Samantha's journey in his Citizen Nades column. 26 May 2014 in The Sun Daily.

Marie Claire Malaysia feature

Acting requires that you be an emotional athlete, combining discipline, compassion, empathy, a desire to understand the human race and a willingness to be vulnerable in front of an audience or a camera

Samantha talks craft with Marie Claire Malaysia in their March 2014 issue. Photos courtesy of Matthew Ong.

Australia Network News article


Australia Network News finds out what it took for Samantha to become the first Malaysian at the Actors Studio Drama School, and how she plans to repay the generosity she has received.

ntv7 The Breakfast Show Interview


Samantha's first talk show appearance, where she discusses acting, her successful fundraising campaign and much more, with hosts Jonathan Putra and Lisa Wong.

The Sun Daily feature


Samantha meets entertainment journalist Bissme S. to discuss her incredible journey, the meaning of acting and the kind of artist she hopes to be.

Samantha on

We have to remember that art is always historically one of the first things to get censored/banned when a dictator wants to hold on to power, when a government wants to silence the masses, or when somebody somewhere is afraid to stimulate thought.

That in itself speaks to its power, particularly in a place like Malaysia.

Chen May Yee gets a first hand account of the deeper power of art from a born and bred Malaysian.