The founder of The Base makeup and skincare line has previously revealed to Kyle and Jackie O that she wouldn't mind having four kids, and she wanted to have them "sooner rather than later". "Sam’s sister has three kids, which I just love and it's just like a big family, you're like a big team.
Is this comfort an instant fix, a tangible feeling, or something else altogether?
“When I’m 60 maybe I’ll settle down,” he told me, also admitting that relationships were difficult because of his intense approach to work. Together with his girlfriend at the time, Natalie Mark, he moved gipsy-like from hotel room to hotel room, depending on the film role. Recently, however, he bought a house in Hawaii (hence the T-shirt). I got a dog – a King Charles spaniel called Bacon that I got in England – so the dog needed a home.” Worthington sprawls on the sofa and laughs. And NO I’m not going to tell you which island.” I point out that it doesn’t take much detective work to figure it out, since his T-shirt advertises kayaking on a particular island. He tells me that he has a new girlfriend, although he won’t divulge her name and says she is not an actress.
“She hangs out with me, she doesn’t need a job,” he grins, adding he is learning to separate work from his home life.
The actor himself compares the Avatar experience to “going to war” and clearly thrives on challenge – the tougher the better.
He spends most of his latest film standing on a narrow ledge outside a hotel room window, 200 feet above the ground, threatening to jump. ” Man on a Ledge is pure escapist entertainment that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
“But if you want a normal life where you walk the dog and do the shopping, you can do that as well. Earlier in his career he said he had no intention of putting down roots.
Suburbia and the white picket fence was anathema to him. “It’s sunny and beautiful and beachy, I like the lifestyle, I like the people. You climb a coconut tree, get a coconut, sit there with your dog and eat it.” There, he says, people are barely aware that he’s a movie star; rather, he’s known as “the dude who lives up the road who has good coconut trees and a funny dog”.
“I think I’m still a very difficult person to live with, because my motor’s always running, but you try as you get older to slow that down and live life at a calmer pace.
My lifestyle is extremely weird, so if you can be with a girl and have a level of normalcy, then travelling around the world doing this kind of thing seems like a holiday adventure.” Even James Cameron – a director whose exacting standards have driven other actors to the edge of insanity – was impressed with his leading man’s Spartan lifestyle and Herculean work ethic on Avatar, which involved gruelling 18-hour days for 14 months.
But I don’t like all that, I didn’t get into this to have my photo taken.