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‘I got in, she didn’t, then she dumped me’

Thirty-three-year-old Australian actor Sam Worthington recently admitted that acting happened by chance when he accompanied his girlfriend for an audition and landed up getting selected.

entertainment Updated: Dec 14, 2009 17:28 IST

Thirty-three-year-old Australian actor Sam Worthington recently admitted that acting happened by chance when he accompanied his girlfriend for an audition and landed up getting selected.

“Where I grew up mate, you barely had a movie house or a video store, let alone thinking you would ever have your head on a poster. My dream was to get out of town. I was a bricklayer, I built houses and the acting all came about because of a girl,” he narrated.

He was 19 when he met this girl who wanted to go to the premier drama school in Australia, NIDA, where Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett among others trained. She went for an audition, Worthington tagged along and auditioned with her to cheer her on.

“They said, ‘Keep going, keep going’, so the audition kept going and then eventually they said, ‘Would you like to come and spend three years here?”’ He adds. “I got in, she didn’t. She dumped me a week later!”