Alexandra Daddario on Percy Jackson's Olympians
01.03.10 by BJSprecher
Director Chris Columbus
's latest movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
, may feature gods and demi-gods with incredible powers, but according to actress Alexandra Daddario
, it's their human qualities
that make them interesting.
Greek gods are so human in so many ways — they love and they hate and they get jealous — and that's what makes the stories about them so exciting.
Based on the book series by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief tells the story of Percy Jackson (played by Logan Lerman), a boy who discovers he is the descendant of the Greek god Poseidon. Daddario plays Annabeth Chase, the daughter of the Greek goddess Athena, a role that required her to learn archery and fencing.
Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Brandon T. Jackson, and Rosario Dawson also star in supporting roles. See Meet the Cast of Percy Jackson for more details about the lead cast.