Hollywood actor Sam Worthington plays the role of a hippy drifter and surf photographer in the movie Drift, having to go for a more scruffy look for the role. Sam has now opened up about the look of his character, revealing that he tried to base the character on his uncle.
Worthington told Collider, "I wanted him to look like my uncle. My uncle is called Rainbow, which says it all, really. So, I wanted him to have rainbow colored hair. I didn’t want to go in and be all Hollywood and chiseled. I wanted to just have a beard and be a bit fatter and squeeze into a wet suit that was too small, like a big, fat seal. I wanted to be really unappealing. And the way of thinking is a lot like my uncle.
He added, "My uncle does think about peace and love, and he is a drifter. He thinks Avatar is for real and Pandora is a real place, he’s that high on mushies, all the time. But, that was cool. It was more fun for me to do that. I liked the cheekiness of having a gun, but flashing a peace sign. That was a bit more fun to play. The pressure was on the other boys, and not on me."
As well as starring Sam Worthington, Drift also stars Lesley-Ann Brandt, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard, with Ben Nott and Morgan O'Neill co-directing the movie. Drift is out now on demand in the US, before hitting theaters on August 2