On March 24th, 2012 at the Ritz’s Carlton Hotel, GamerFitNation got the chance to chat with the cast of Wrath of the Titan’s, which will be in theaters March 30, 2012. Starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson. Wrath of the Titans is a sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans, which was an adaption of the Greek mythology of Perseus. Returning to the film are actors Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston reprising their roles as Greek Gods Hades and Poseidon. Also adding in talented actors Billy Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, and Toby Kebbell.
We Interviewed: Jonathan Liebesman (Director), Dan Mazeau (Screenwriter), Liam Neeson (Zeus), Toby Kebbell(Agenor), Sam Worthington (Perseus)
Not present: Ralph Fiennes (Hades), Édgar Ramírez (Ares), Rosamund Pike (Andromeda), Bill Nighy (Hephaestus), Danny Huston (Poseidon)
GFN: Liam, How did you maintain the character of Zeus while working with CG?
Neeson: I liked it, I’m old school. Dealing with “Star Wars” where they had color tennis balls, fun color tape, and we had to work with what we had, so it wasn’t a problem.
GFN: In Clash of the Titans we saw the rise of Perseus as he took on the Kracken and discovered his father Zeus, what was your approach for the second movie?
Neeson: As Zeus I just wanted more interaction with my son & brothers. To show the dynamics of our family’s jealousy, hate, and love.
Worthington: I agree with Neeson, it was about family. Take the beginning scene with the chimera I was just trying to save my son. Also, there was a scene towards the end where Zeus and Hades came together to fight their father. That’s what this film really needed.
GFN: As far as story, was Wrath an attempt to reconcile the dysfunctional relationship of the mythological Olympus family?
Liebesman: Wrath is like a Greek mafia movie, where family issues are screwed up. Throughout the film they find a way to deal with their problems between man and Gods, father and son.
GFN: Did you all have fun on the set?
Neeson: Yeah, Ralph and I had a good time playing Gods. We also Had a lot of hair to fool with.
GFN: Did any of you get hurt while on set?
Worthington: I don’t like talking about that. I got a friend that plays rugby, so I look like a p$#%y compared to them. Still, only a couple of bruises were accrued nothing to major.
GFN: What was your favorite scene?
Worthington: I love all the scenes. I love the labyrinth scene because we had a moving set. So that was cool to work on. Plus, my big fight with the Minotaur felt like a UFC match.
Neeson: My favorite scene is anything with Sam, Ralph, and Toby.
Kebbell: I enjoy working everyday on set. It was a pleasure working with everyone.
GFN: Who or what was your favorite villain to fight?
Neeson: The Albanian drug cartel (Everyone in the room laughs)
Worthington: I like all of them. I like all of the creatures in the movie. Especially when it came to my battle with Aries.
GFN: Did any of you study Greek mythology?
Kebbell: My older brother read stories to me about them. Then I just followed up on what my brothers taught me.
Neeson: I’ve watched a lot of westerns. Western movies are like Greek myths in the sense that they all have the similar stories. I started learning about Greek mythology around my 20′s, when starring in Star Wars. (Everyone in the room Laughs)
GFN: Of all your roles, which one do you hold most dear?
Neeson: I actually hold all my roles to heart.
GFN: What traits did you use to play Zeus?
Neeson: Well, I can’t stop being me. Plus, I had a great set of hair, which helped a lot. Still the way I approached it was not to show power. Showing power is a form of weakening one’s self. Also, this is the God of Gods so just a strong presence is all that is needed.
GFN: How did it feel to shoot on location?
Worthington: It was awesome, because you can get into your character more. Plus it’s an Island! It’s Beautiful!
Speaking to Neeson, Toby, and Worthington was an honor and we can’t wait to see what Director Jonthan Liebesman and Screenwriter Dan Mazeau will work on in the future.
Much props to the Gamer Fit Nation team who conducted this interview on behalf of themselves and The Koalition.