Sam Worthington knows what you’re saying about him. It turns out that he frequents websites and checks out the critiques of his own work. ‘I am nerd at heart in the sense that I read what people say, since
they’re my audience. I think if you don’t listen to what people say
you’re cutting yourself off a bit. I always put acting to sport in the
sense that if the fans are booing you, you know you have to play
better. We don’t necessarily have the bounce of a theater, but we have
our critics online, we have our critics in the newspaper, so I take it
all on board. They’re the one paying 12 bucks, so I have to step up my
game. That helps my profession.’


That’s what he said to a group of journalists visiting the set of his new movie, Clash of the Titans, last week. Which led me to follow up with a question about some very specific criticism: what did he think of the reaction to Terminator Salvation?

‘It was dark. There is no humor,’ he said, addressing two of the bigger critiques about the film. ‘That’s what we set out to do. It’s
humbling the way they describe your performance against Christian’s,
but we have no control over that. We just have to do the best character
we can do at the time.’


Some of the criticism, though, Sam simply gets. And he agrees with you on it. ‘I can nitpick with the best of them, man, and go
down the list on IMDB where they found holes in it and go, ‘You are
fucking right! If there was a big 10 ton robot coming outside that gas
station, surely we would fuckin’ hear it!’ And I missed that! So now
I’m going to be a bit fuckin’ better when I’m going through my scripts
because now I feel like an idiot for not turning to McG [and saying
something].’