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'Immortals': Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz dress up, live forever

November 8, 2011 | 11:49 am

Henry Cavill at the premiere of 'Immortals'

As the "Immortals" cast and filmmakers arrived for the movie’s premiere Monday at Nokia Theatre, fans filled the sidewalk across from L.A. Live. Stars including the new Superman, Henry Cavill, and "The Twilight Saga" actor Kellan Lutz took plenty of time for autographs and photos with the crowd of Twi-hards and Clark Kent enthusiasts.

"Immortals," directed by Tarsem Singh (who goes by the mononym Tarsem), is a new take on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Kellan Lutz as Poseidon in 'Immortals'The movie features a lesser-seen version of Greek gods — it's not a bearded, aged bunch of men sitting on a mountain here. Tarsem decided that anyone who could live forever would want to look young forever. So somewhat similarly to "In Time," another recent film about immortality, the Greek myth adaptation gives young actors the task of playing old characters.

Lutz, who plays Poseidon, told the Ministry of Gossip that playing an immortal character comes naturally to him, both in "Immortals" and as Emmett Cullen in the "Twilight" series.

"I think it’s just always been my mind-set. I love life, and I live it to the fullest, and I think that’s how any immortal would," he said. "That's how Emmett does — he’s a happy-go-lucky kid and just loves being invincible."

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Lutz also talked about Eiko Ishioka's costumes, which include gold headpieces that illustrate each god's domain. His features seashells on each side of his head.

He said the headpiece wasn't "so much comfortable to wear, but amazing to wear. Eiko did an amazing job ... and she's just wow — I mean, we looked amazing.”

Also opening up about costumes was Cavill, whose upcoming "Man of Steel" has him wearing the iconic Superman suit.

"When you’re an actor, every costume helps because it helps put you in the environment and the world," said Cavill, who plays Theseus. "It helps immerse you there."

"Immortals," which also stars Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Stephen Dorff and Isabel Lucas, opens in theaters this Friday.


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Photos: Henry Cavill, top, at Monday's premiere of "Immortals"; Kellan Lutz, left, as Poseidon in the film. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters, top; Jan Thijs, left.