Samuel Johnson quit acting to fight cancer. Now, a year after his sister Connie Johnson’s death from breast cancer, he’s considering a return to showbiz.
The Gold Logie winner vowed to put his career on hold until the charity he co-founded with Connie, Love Your Sister, raised $10 million. With that target now in sight, a move back to acting for Samuel could soon be on the cards.
‘If something popped up and it was interesting, and the charity stood to benefit from it, then of course I’d do it,’ Samuel, 40, tells New Idea. ‘I don’t think I’d be doing it before we reach $10 million. And that’s at least a year or two away.’
Samuel concedes that since his Logie-winning role as Molly Meldrum in the 2016 miniseries, Molly he’s had no offers for acting roles. However, he reveals he has been asked more than once to be part of a reality TV program. And he keeps refusing.
‘I say no to I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here every year,’ Samuel says. ‘I’ve put myself in enough uncomfortable positions to give myself a pass on that one.’
For the moment, Samuel is simply concentrating on commemorating his sister.