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Chelsea Williamson. Picture: Jeff Darmanin/Diimex

At just 17 years of age, Perth's Chelsea Williamson moved to Sydney to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and, three years later, she's well on the way to achieving that goal.

Williamson will return home next week for the premiere of The Reckoning, a thriller written and directed by *John V. Soto *that sees the young actress star alongside Luke Hemsworth and Jonathan LaPaglia.

"My role was pretty crucial within the film as the plot line revolves around the death of my character," Williamson told AAA Weekend.

"(My character) Abbie's troubled past was a really interesting thing to portray and it really sets the storyline."

Citing The Reckoning as a highlight of her career thus far, Williamson relished the opportunity to work alongside Hemsworth and LaPaglia on the project.

"It was really interesting," the brunette enthused of the experience.

"You have an idea of what someone is like from the roles they play on TV or in films and then you meet them in person and you get such a different experience because you forget they're not like their characters and they're actually real people.

"They're very down to earth and all of the actors were very committed to their craft, so I was fortunate to work with them."

Seeking new opportunities, Williamson and her boyfriend of two years, model-actor *Liam Hall *, will move to Canada later this year in the hope of making their mark on the international film industry.

"I'm at an age where I'm still young and I'm very eager to crack this industry, and I think it's time for me to spread my wings and explore other parts of the world and see what they have to offer in terms of my industry," she said.

"It will be great to have Liam's support away from home and have someone I can share the experience with. I'm very fortunate to be an Australian and if it all doesn't work out, I have a fantastic industry to come back to."

The Reckoning premieres on September 3 at Hoyts Garden City and Hoyts Carousel.

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