Sam Worthington Laughs Off ‘Titans’ Hair Controversy

'I got more criticism about my hair than Jennifer Aniston did when she started 'Friends,' ' the 'Wrath of the Titans' star quips to MTV News.

When previews began to play for “Wrath of the Titans,” the follow-up to 2010′s “Clash of the Titans,” the element of the trailer that got the biggest reaction wasn’t the mythological beasts or the battling gods, but the longer locks on star Sam Worthington’s head.

Gone was Perseus’ anachronistic buzz cut from the original — a nitpicking problem for some who saw “Clash” — and in its stead was Worthington’s naturally curly hair.

“I got more criticism about my hair than Jennifer Aniston did when she started ‘Friends,’ ” Worthington quipped to MTV News.

With so much of the attention leading into the film’s premiere focused squarely on Worthington’s head, the actor told MTV News he isn’t too worried about those people’s opinions. “My brain goes, ‘If that’s the only thing you’re going to be focusing on, maybe you should get out more,’ ” Worthington said.

Liam Neeson, Worthington’s co-star, offered some kind words about the change in hairdo.

“His hair was good,” Neeson said.

“The hair was good,” Worthington agreed.

Within the fictional realm of “Wrath of the Titans,” the change in hairstyle makes sense for its own reasons. “The story jumps 10 years,” Neeson said. The sequel picks up a decade after the end of “Clash of the Titans.” Perseus is now a father and recent widower, and it isn’t long before his deadbeat dad Zeus comes a-callin’, asking for help once more.

Still, Worthington continued to make light of the hairy discussion, suggesting that if the franchise were to continue, his hair options have no bounds. “It took Perseus 10 years. If we did another one, I’d just go longer. I’ll just keep going,” he said. “By the time you get to ‘Wrath of the Titans 10,’ I’ll look like Cousin Itt.”

“And each hair is a demigod,” Neeson added. “Think about that.”

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