Sam Worthington battles gods and monsters in the epic sequel Wrath of the Titans, in theaters Friday, and he gamely reveals the truth about his period wardrobe: Was he wearing any underwear under that toga?
"I worked out all the kinks in the first [movie], so I was fine," explains Sam about being comfortable in costume. "I got my Nike shoes with toes painted on them. The armor didn't rub me and ride up. … The dress flapping up -- I solved all the kinks beforehand." He then adds, jokingly, "I never wore underwear," much to co-star Liam Neeson's amusement.
"I noticed that," jests Liam, eliciting another laugh – and an apology – from Sam: "Oop, sorry!"
Picking up a decade after the events of Clash of the Titans (in which Perseus had to claim the head of Medusa in order to save Andromeda and defeat the massive sea Kraken), Perseus must step up to his true calling when the god Hades (Ralph Fiennes) makes a deal with his father and the leader of the Titans -- Kronos -- to capture his brother Zeus (Neeson). The result: Hell is unleashed on earth.
"It's great to explore the family dynamic," says Sam. "We might be in a world of gods and monsters, but the movie's essentially about a dysfunctional family, trying to iron out their differences and reconnect."
Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son Agenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.
Adds Sam, "Perseus is a bit different in this one. He's not six-packed ripped. He's been a dad for 10 years. He's rusty. He's out of his depth. He's like the rusty gunslinger putting back on the weapon and getting beat up more."