Video:Sam Worthington Clash of the Titans Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Sam Worthington's one of the busiest actors around, and 'Clash of the Titans' is the latest film that lets him show off his action - and dramatic - skills. On the 'black' carpet in Hollywood, Worthington talked about starring in this action epic.See Transcript
Transcript:Sam Worthington Clash of the Titans InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Clash of the Titans.
Sam Worthington – 'Perseus' in Clash of the TitansSam, does it ever get easy to act opposite nothing and what do you do when there's nothing there?
Sam Worthington: "You make sure there is something. In the case of fighting the scorpion, you get this thing [indicating the huge replica of a scorpion on display on the black carpet]. In case of fighting the Medusa I had some guy chase me. Whenever I need someone, I hit someone because you think and act accordingly. It's what we learned on Avatar."
Louis [Leterrier] said you guys are going to do more than one of these – this isn't the end of it. Do you want to go back and revisit this?
Sam Worthington: "It depends on the audience. It always depends on the audience. If an audience embraces a movie and a world and a genre, then, yeah, I'll give them whatever they want. That's what I'm here for. I'm here to give movies to an audience."
And Perseus is somebody you'd want to play again?
Sam Worthington: "Well, he's not going to be so angry the next time and he might have long locks. That was the idea to me. In my head I shaved my head because this was the beginning. Everyone kind of criticized us for that, but that was the whole point. In my head I had 2, 3, and 4 lined up."
So there will be longer hair.
Sam Worthington: "Yeah, longer hair. And in the last one, it'll be right down to my backside. I have real long tresses."
What do you think about all the attention you're getting in Hollywood, not only with Avatar but with this film as well?
Sam Worthington: "To be honest with you, man, it's pretty full on. You try and handle it by going, 'This is an enjoyable ride. I'm a very lucky boy. I pinch myself every day, and hope we handle it with some sensitivity, my friend.'"
How difficult is it to play roles in which technology plays a bit part in storytelling?
Sam Worthington: "Look, you know, it's another tool for a filmmaker to put CG in there, another tool to add 3-D. Our job is to tell stories, tell them effectively, give the audience their money's worth. That's my job. You try to find the things that are relevant to today's society. This movie's about family. I've got a nine year old nephew – this movie's made for him. I want him to know the importance of family."
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