Question: Kellan, what attracted you to the role of Poseidon?
KELLAN LUTZ: It’s a dream role for me. I just love my character. And, I love that Tarsem made them young Gods, so we can have more fun with it, like we all did in our 20′s or 30′s. We’re youthful. If you’re a God, you might as well be at your physical and mental peak. I have a Trident, and the Trident is pretty cool to fight with, especially with our battle scene. I play Zeus’ brother, so it’s that brotherly love. I feel like I’m the fun uncle when Zeus is making all the rules and he’s not so fun. I break them, but I can. The sea is my domain, and I can go for a swim.
Is it a traditional looking Trident?
LUTZ: Everything that Tarsem does has to be unique, in its own way. The first Trident we had was heavy. I was trying to fight with it and was hitting myself and giving myself bruises, and that wasn’t fun. But, we found a great method and the Trident is definitely very unique.
Was there special Trident training?
LUTZ: There was staff training, yes. That was fun. I’ve done a lot of training. I love action movies and I’ve been trained in a lot of mixed martial arts, but nothing with the staff. We had really great trainers.
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