LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – June 09, 2016) – The Australian actor recently sat down with reporter Kjersti Flaa to promote his new movie Warcraft in Los Angeles. On how the transition from modeling to acting felt like, the Australian born actor says: “I was actually acting before that, but it (modeling) gave me a visa, so I am happy I did it, you know. My acting was that bad. So I couldn’t get a visa,” jokes the Viking-actor, who did big campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein underwear in 2002.
The Aussie got back into acting starring in a 2003 reboot of Tarzan for The WB, before he was cast as Ragnar Lothbrok on the popular History Channel’s show Vikings.
“The training that I did for Vikings helped a lot for this film. But what attracted me to the movie was the great love story and betrayal. There is no typical good guys or bad guys in this film,” he says about why he wanted to be a part of Warcraft, the Duncan Jones-directed adaptation of the fantasy game series Worlds of Warcraft. Fimmel plays a human fighting orcs, and this is his first role in a Hollywood blockbuster movie.
The 36 year old admits he was not a huge fan of video games growing up.
“It’s amazing how many people get addicted to it,” he says. “It blows my mind that people are getting divorces over it.”
Fimmel’s humble nature from growing up on a dairy farm in Echuca, Victoria, being the youngest of three brothers, is obvious while he blushes when Paula Patton, who co-stars in the movie and sits next to him in the interview, admits she Googled him. When asked about the Calvin Klein campaign, she laughs: “I have seen quite a few pics. He is very cute, but he is a very good actor. He is being humble. He is excellent in the movie”