A Minute With: Sam Worthington on "Titans" and skirts

Thu Apr 8, 2010 1:26pm EDT
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Worthington is among the hottest leading men in Hollywood.

He starred in the top-grossing movie of all time, the $2.7 billion "Avatar," and his latest film, "Clash of the Titans" rocked box offices with a $108 million global debut last weekend.

In "Titans," which is a remake of the 1981 cult classic movie of the same name, he plays Perseus, son of the Zeus, who sets out to undermine a plot that would overthrow his father and encounters monsters like the dreaded Kraken.

Worthington, 33, spoke to Reuters about "Clash," becoming a major star and wearing skirts.

Q: Did you see "Clash of the Titans" as a kid?

A: "No, it didn't make it over to Australia. I only acquainted myself with it before we started filming. There are a lot of purists and fans out there -- the original touched them. We looked at what we could do to make it relevant for this generation with things like visual effects. You have to find your own spin on it."

Q: And it was a long shoot in locations around the world.

A: "(Director) Louis Leterrier doesn't believe in action set pieces. With him it was action, action, action, all the time. It was one of the toughest shoots I've ever had to do. The whole thing was a very rough, exciting five months."   Continued...

<p>Cast member Sam Worthington attends a news conference of "Clash of the Titans" in Tokyo April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>