Sullivan Stapleton talks '300: Rise of an Empire' workouts, fighting Superman
Sullivan Stapleton, who plays Themistocles in the Warner Bros. sequel "300: Rise of an Empire" chatted with Zap2it on the red carpet at the DC Entertainment and WB Comic-Con party, celebrating 75 years of Superman.
We had to ask Stapleton about the grueling workouts to get in shape for the eye-popping "300" costumes -- what little there is of them. "It hurt," Stapleton tells Zap2it. "We did a lot. It was kind of nice though to find you've got a six-pack at the age of 35. I had one under there." And as for those skimpy costumes? "That was a whole 'nother ballgame," he says. "Denim skirts and leather underwear. That was a new world for me."
Since this was, after all, a Superman party, we didn't want to leave out the guest of honor. So we asked Stapleton who would win in a fight: His fierce "300" warrior or the Man of Steel. "Superman," says Stapleton without hesitation. "He'd kick my a**."
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