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Sam Worthington Is Just As Terrified of James Cameron As Everyone Else

”Jim barks, there’s no question. What he expects from you is so high that if you don’t bring your A-game he’s going to chew you out. What I learned from the get-go was that I wanted to give him everything because I didn’t want to be on the receiving end of a bark.”—Sam Worthington on working with James Cameron [The Age]

“I think he’s an intense guy. There’s no question about it. If you talk to the people who work with him, they’ll talk about the multiple sides of Cameron. … He focuses like a laser beam. And everybody knows what happens with lasers. Somebody gets burned.”—Rebecca Keegan, James Cameron’s biographer [LAT]

“It wasn’t really so easy for my dad, especially in the beginning. We didn’t talk for months after the first time he saw me play, and my mother told me he was afraid I was, like, mentally unstable.”—Lady Gaga [Barbara Walters via MTV]

“I don’t want to get to an age where I look back and say, ‘Oh, I never did that,’” he says. “That was in my mind when I first met Robert Downey and I wanted to work with him, and so I said I’d do Sherlock Holmes. Two days later, I thought, ‘What am I doing? I’m going to play Dr. Watson and this is insane because is it really want I want to do?’ Luckily, it evolved into a wonderful experience, but initially it was because of the reaction I had to Robert Downey and loving him as a man and the way he talked about how he was going to work.”—Jude Law on playing Dr. Watson [Telegraph UK]

“I used to make up stories. Little soap operas. Polly Pocket’s boyfriend was Woody from Toy Story. They were together for a very long time—since high school, actually. In college, he had an affair. It was very complex — things that probably a 7-year-old shouldn’t have been imagining. I was a weird gal.”—Saoirse Ronan, star of The Lovely Bones [LAT]

“It’s a perverse thing, but it is so much fun to do a role like this. You get giddy. You can’t sleep at night. You’re so excited about what you’ve done. It’s crazy, I know, because it’s so grizzly. And I love to watch it. I watch it and chills go up and down my spine.”—John Lithgow on playing a brutal serial killer [The Daily Beast]

Sam Worthington Is Just As Terrified of James Cameron As Everyone Else