NEW YORK, NY – When it comes to running around cinematic deserts in togas, Toby Kebbell’s an old pro, coming to “Wrath of the Titans” following roles in “Alexander” and “Prince of Persia.”
While Kebbell may be a sword-and-sandals veteran, what he brings to “Wrath of the Titans” is new, or at least something that was missing from “Clash of the Titans.” As Agenor, half-God son of Poseidon, Kebbell has a wounded pride, but he also provides a comedic energy, a spark that won’t surprise fans of Kebbell’s turn as Johnny Quid in Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla.”
I sat down with Kebbell over the weekend to talk about the kind of sidekick he wanted Agenor to be — he worried the script made him seem too much like Jar-Jar Binks, while star Sam Worthington compared him to Chewbacca. We also discussed the improved 3D in the sequel, why he wasn’t a fan of the 1981 “Clash of the Titans” and what it was like brawling with Edgar Ramirez.
Unfortunately, our full conversation about his cinematic beard, how it’s all natural and how eager he was to shave it when it was done, happened before the cameras started rolling. I’m sure you’re disappointed.
“Wrath of the Titans” opens on Friday, March 30.