300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE star Sullivan Stapleton gives First Interview about the movie and New Updates!
Sullivan Stapleton talks 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, Six-Packs, Nudity in STRIKE BACK and following in the foot-steps of Gerard Butler
Aussie star Sullivan Stapleton appeared on The Morning Show to talk about his upcoming epic film, 300: RISE OF THE EMPIRE which is a sequel to the R-Rated Blockbuster film 300 released in 2007. This is the first full interview that he has given about this film. You can see the video in full or read the transcript below.
You had a crazy 12 months. Just back from filming in London eh?
Yeah. We finished off 300 in Leavesden Studios in London. I basically spent a week under water - drowning.
Tell us about the movie.
It's not a prequel, nor a sequel, they are calling it a parallel film. It's basically what you are seeing that when all the Spartans went off to the Battle of Thermopylae and got betrayed, we are on the water, fighting the Persians, on ships.
Did you need the six pack cause it looks like it's a pre-requisite for being in this movie?
Yeah. We all had to get the six packs. And fortunately, I found out that through a lot of hard work and not eating much, we can all get them.
What's this about you starring opposite a former Bond girl?
That would be Eva Green. And yes, she's my arch-enemy in this film. So we have a couple of great battle scenes together.
This thing did amazing stuff for that Gererad Butler character. He's now a huge star. Are you ready for that? Are you ready to take the next step in following his footsteps?
Oh I don't know, I don't think its anything that you can really plan. So it's kinda I'll take what comes. It's quite a job, it's quite fun.
How's the whole getting your whole gear off thing happening because of Strike Back - that's the hit TV show that you are in, it's on Aussie screens right now - and it involves, you know, that. Do you have to go "That's sort of what it takes?" It's kinda part of the job now?
Yeah. I signed on to that show to play a soldier. I figured I would be killing some people, fighting terrorism around the world. I quickly found out that I am the "nude dude". And I do most of the nude work. Which is kind of funny cause I think my co-star has got a better body than me but he's, you know, married.
When are you heading back home?
I should be home for Christmas, hopefully. Hopefully. We'll see. I'm here in L.A. at the moment, following up on the film and having some meetings and stuff. But it's killing me that I am missing racing season. That hurts. But looking forward to coming home for summer.
Its' best that you are not here for racing season. There's too many carbs around here. You'd blow that six pack in two days.
(laughs) I think it's already gone.
300: RISE OF An EMPIRE also stars Eva Green, Jack O'Connell and Rodrigo Santoro. It will release in the United States on 2nd August, 2013.
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