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Thursday 24 July 2014

Stamp has Man Of Steel encounter

Terence Stamp is still recognised as General Zod

Terence Stamp has revealed how he shocked a group of men discussing Man Of Steel in a bathroom, by interrupting their conversation with his General Zod voice.

The 74-year-old British actor played villain General Zod in the original Superman movie in 1978 and its 1980 sequel. Michael Shannon plays the role in Zack Snyder's reboot Man Of Steel.

At a question and answer session for his latest film Song For Marion in Los Angeles, Terence recounted his amusing bathroom encounter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Terence explained: "I spent an hour and a half driving down here, and the first thing I wanted to do when I got out was take a leak. I go into the men's bathroom and there's a whole load of guys - obviously, Man Of Steel had just turned out.

"So I take a p**, and I start washing my hands, and there's about 10 or 12 guys there, and they're talking about Man Of Steel. And one says, 'Well, I don't know. If they'd have, like, peeled the buildings off the screen I wouldn't have been surprised, you know?' Another says, 'It was all so loud.' Then the guy down at the other end, who was only a little guy, said, 'Yeah, yeah!' And he said, 'It really wasn't as good as the first one, was it?'

"And I just couldn't resist, and I said, 'You're a very discerning man.' And as soon as they heard the voice they said, [screaming in shock] 'Oh my God! It's General Zod!'"

The actor recently revealed he still gets recognised as the Superman villain.

"I can't go out on the street in London without somebody saying, 'It's Zod!' It's fun for me," he said.

Song For Marion, co-starring Gemma Arterton and Vanessa Redgrave is being released under the title Unfinished Song in the US.

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