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Video:Sam Worthington Terminator Salvation Interview

with Rebecca Murray

You probably don't know his name yet, but by the end of 2009 odds are you'll know Sam Worthington. He's currently filming 'Clash of the Titans,' has 'Avatar' heading into theaters soon, and faces off against Christian Bale in 'Terminator Salvation.'See Transcript

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Transcript:Sam Worthington Terminator Salvation Interview

Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the US premiere of Terminator Salvation .

Sam Worthington - 'Marcus Wright' in Terminator Salvation

How tough is it to get into the mindset of a guy who doesn't know he's part machine?

Sam Worthington: "I looked at it as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland. You just wake up and go on the journey, and you meet people along the way who, you know, change you and you try and get answers. So it's quite simple."

Are we supposed to know to begin with whether he's a good guy or a bad guy, or are we supposed to be figuring that out as we go along?

Sam Worthington: "I think it's even ambiguous towards the end. I think that's what I like. I don't like things that are clean cut. I think everyone's got a little bit of bad in them, everybody's got a little bit of good in them. So that's part of the journey."

How did you figure out how to play him - bad or good - or did you even worry about that?

Sam Worthington: "Don't worry about that. I think you just play the scene as is and you bounce off the other person and you leave it up to everyone else to have a judgment on your character."

When we were on the set you said you didn't know you were going to be doing quite this much action. Did you really not know it was going to be that physical for you?

Sam Worthington: "It is physical. I think McG… I didn't realize how practical McG wanted to make it, but I think now it enhances the movie. We live in a day and age where audiences want to invest in characters and invest in actors who are in there the whole time. We don't just cut away to a stuntman."

How easy does it make it for you when you actually have something there to work against?

Sam Worthington: "It's a lot easier. You have a point of reference so you always have something to bounce off. You know, I'm a 32 year old Australian. I can take a bit of a hit, so it's all good."

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