Naked alien Sam Worthington
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 December 2009
Sam Worthington enjoyed stripping off for his role in 'Avatar' because he loves to be naked
Sam Worthington loved stripping off for his role in 'Avatar'.
The Australian actor - who stars as a blue alien called Jake Sully in 'Avatar', the 3-D animated film by director James Cameron - insists he didn't solely rely on technology for the role.
He said: "I had nothing on. I had a loincloth on and they painted me blue, basically".
Speaking on Thursday night (17.12.09) at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, Sam - who was relatively unknown before being offered the role in 'Avatar' - admitted he welcomed the body-baring challenge.
He said: "I was thinking if this is how you make a big budget movie, then I'm mad enough to be a part of it.
"I would do that most times, doesn't matter if James Cameron wants me to do it. I do it most times. He had to struggle to put clothes on me today!"
The 33-year-old star also credited Cameron - who directed 1997 blockbuster 'Titanic' - for changing his life and career forever.
He said: "Before I met Jim I was sleeping in my car. He's plucked me from obscurity. He changed my life, so to speak."