His maturity and calm demeanor make his mother, Heidi Fuller, believe her son can be successful.
“Being an actor is a very, very hard journey,” she said. “The pre-eminent quality in Sam that makes us comfortable letting him do this is that he is very resilient. You have to develop a thick skin and temper your emotions in both failure and success.”
Watching him perform is an unusual experience, she said.
“It is a very strange and surreal feeling seeing your son on television,” she said. “It is easy to support Sam because he works so hard.”