If there is one actor in the world that you should keep your eye on, it’s Sam Worthington. In 2006 he bagged the lead in James Cameron’s Avatar and ever since then he just can’t stop landing good roles. He will be seen later this month alongside Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation (which should take him out of the ‘unknown’ category) and he is currently filming the Clash of the Titans remake. If things work out he could also end up playing Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern for Warner Bros (director Martin Campbell nearly cast him as Bond in Casino Royale, however he lost out to Daniel Craig at the final stage).
While on the rounds for Terminator Salvation he spoke to IESB about all these cool projects he has got himself involved with:
You’re never dictated by the technology with Jim. Jim is paramount to the actors. Everyone thinks that he’s technology driven, but he’s the best fuckin’ acting director I’ve ever worked with. He picks up on subtleties and details that you wouldn’t believe. So, he’s employed me to come in and do my job, and then we use the technology and I work with him. It’s give and take. Jim isn’t a dictator. He wants it fuckin’ high, but so do I. I’m not there to get pushed around. I’m there to work with the man. And, that’s why I got the job. I don’t get pushed around. I’ve done 10 years [of acting] in Australia. I didn’t do that for nothin’. We worked together. It’s a privilege to work with directors who like pushing the boundaries and taking risks, like McG. He’s taken a hell of a risk on this movie, with his career. That’s what I like to be a part of.
On Clash of the Titans:
We’ve been filming it for two weeks now and I’m more bruised and battered than I was on Terminator. We’ve taken on Medusa, we’ve taken on the witches, and then we just kill everything else. It’s a bit more brutal. There’s no togas, or there’s very little togas. I said, “I’m not wearing a toga. Bugger that!” You can’t look manly in a toga, I’m sorry. I couldn’t do it. Louis is a very good action director, so it’s going to be exciting and big, and my job is to bring the heart.
On Green Lantern:
I’ve been talking to (director) Martin Campbell about it. It’s one of those things where they’re still doing the script. I said, “Give me a script. Let me have a look at it.” I like Martin a lot. I met him on the Bond stuff, and I like his work, but the second step is, “Is it a movie that I’d go and see?”
To read the whole interview click here!
As well as all the above Sam has finished working on a romantic drama with Keira Knightly called Last Night, and he will be playing an agent chasing a Nazi war criminal in The Debt alongside Helen Mirren. If this guy isn’t careful he’ll get beatings by other lead actors for taking all the good roles.