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Lerman appreciates Greek mythology

Logan Lerman has said working on the Percy Jackson films has given him an appreciation for Greek mythology.

The actor, who plays the title role in Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, said he had read some of the classic tales in preparation for the film.

Logan's character Percy is the son of the Greek god of the seas, Poseidon, and he said: "I know a little bit, I wouldn't say I could teach a class on Greek mythology but I know a little bit.

"There are a bunch I read that I really appreciated and I always thought they were clever ways of explaining the world back then. It was fun, it was cool."

Logan, 21, said he could understand the enduring appeal of the films and the books they are based on.

He said: "I've thought about that a lot and I think for me, growing up and still being young, I've always liked movies that centre around young people who are in extraordinary situations and they are dealing with human issues.

"It's relatable because of that and at the same time it's glossed up with the action and the end of the world plot that makes it fun and at the end of the day they're all humans."

Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters is in cinemas now.

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