10 movies and shows where you’ve seen the cast
With the second season of the Australian comedy series To bump debuting on The CW, fans new and old are reflecting on the story of Oly and his surprise baby. Not only does the series crucially reveal what teenage pregnancy is really like, but it also has a cast of talented actors, including the famous Claudia Karvan and Angus Sampson.
Some of these actors have been in the industry for years and have developed an extensive repertoire of film and television performances, while others are just getting started. Nevertheless, the actors of To bump did great jobs in other roles before the show.
Nathalie Morris – Black Christmas (2019)
In To bump, Nathalie Morris plays the main character Oly who suddenly finds himself with a child. Fans of the actress can also see her in the 2019 slasher film black christmaswhich follows a group of sorority sisters at Hawthorne College who are slowly killed by an unknown stalker.
Nathalie Morris plays Fran Abrams, a sorority member who is also the second student to die. To bump is Morris’ first time in a lead role rather than a supporting role, and does a great job in this transition from horror to comedy.
Carlos Sanson Jr. – Legacy (2018-2022)
In To bump, Carlos Sanson Jr. plays Santi Hernández, the father of Oly’s child. But, we can also see it in the show Legacya spin-off of The Vampire Diary spin off The originals. Legacy follows the character of Hope Mikaelson as she navigates the world of supernatural beings.
Sanson plays a werewolf from the show’s second season. Although this character is not an integral part of the series, Sanson has done an excellent job of portraying his complex personality. It helps him fit well into the character of Santi who has to juggle being a new parent and developing a relationship with Oly while staying true to himself.
Claudia Karvan – I Like My Way (2004-2007)
Claudia Karvan is the co-creator of To bump and plays Angie Davis, Oly’s mother, on the show. She is also in the award-winning Australian television drama series love my way, which revolves around a group of thirty-somethings confronted with the vagaries of life.
On the show, Karavan plays Frankie Paige, a mother who has a complicated relationship with her ex-husband Charlie. Thus, she is able to transition well to play the role of the free-spirited but still supportive mother in To bump who is on board for the turbulent and unexpected journey that is Oly’s new life.
Angus Sampson – Insidious (2010)
In To bump, Angus Sampson plays Dom Chalmers, Oly’s father. But, the actor is also known for his role in the Insidious franchise as the character Tucker, a paranormal investigator. He is both in the original Insidious horror movie, as well as its other episodes.
Tucker is known for his very distinct personality which brings comic relief to dark films. His role in To bump is similar to this as Dom is a fairly laid back and laid back dad who is fun to be around, although he isn’t always around when he needs him.
Claudia Karvan – The time of our lives (2013-2014)
Claudia Karvan plays Caroline Tivolli in the ABC TV drama series The best moment of our life. This show follows the lives of the Tivolli family in Melbourne, Australia as they navigate marriage, children and careers.
The show has been beloved by fans for revealing the true realities of life in your 30s and 40s – how difficult, messy, yet beautiful it is. These themes look like To bump and helps Karvan fit almost seamlessly into the show. Either way, she does a great job portraying how unexpected life can be and how people change with it.
Angus Sampson-Fargo (2014-)
Angus Sampson can also be seen in the popular crime drama TV show Fargo. In the series’ critically acclaimed second season with various award nominations, Sampson plays one of the antagonists Bear Gerhardt.
In Fargo, Sampson is able to reveal the complexity beneath Bear’s gruff exterior, showing how despite his ability to kill, he also has a fondness for his son. Sampson’s character in To bump is similar in how he can appear to be an irresponsible parent on the outside, but is far more complex and confrontational than his initial impression presents.
Claudia Karvan – Our Secret Life (2001-2006)
Claudia Karvan is in Our secret life an award-winning show that follows the lives of a group of friends, from their personal and professional growth to their romantic pursuits. Karvan plays Alex Christensen who has his fair share of relationship issues throughout the series, including a “will/won’t they” trope with his roommate Evan.
It turns out nicely To bump as Karvan’s character, Angie has her own romance issues, from breaking up with Oly’s father to her crush on a co-worker who also happens to be Santi’s father. The relationships in the two shows are both pretty messy.
Nathalie Morris – One Lane Bridge (2020-)
Nathalie Morris does a great job portraying a heartbroken Emma Ryder in the New Zealand crime drama TV show One lane bridge. The show follows a detective investigating a series of mysterious deaths on a one-lane bridge near Queenstown. Emma is the daughter of one of the first dead.
Morris is truly capable of bringing out Emma’s emotions and similarly succeeds playing the role of Oly in To bump. Observers can see that Oly is overwhelmed and upset, but must remove him to deal with his new reality. This creates a more relevant and authentic character.
Angus Sampson – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of the madmax series. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and follows Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa in their fight against the tyrannical Immortan Joe.
Angus Sampson plays supporting antagonist Organic The Mechanic who is a cruel and skilled doctor. It’s quite different from his role as Oly’s father in To bump. By portraying a more complex and realistic character, Sampson has the opportunity to show viewers a softer side outside of previous action-packed performances.
Claudia Karvan – June Again (2020)
june again is a new film following June Wilton, who after a period of surprising lucidity due to her dementia, decides to reconnect with her children, find love and live life again. In the film, Karvan plays his daughter Ginny.
june again similar to To bump in the way it follows a family’s reaction to a sudden and unexpected turn in their lives. This movie just shows that Karvan does a great job in roles that are heartwarming, sad, funny, and make the most of families that may be a bit unusual, but truly love each other in the end.
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