Actor Sam Worthington finds his paunch "healthy"

Updated: Jan 16, 2012, 08:40 AM IST

London: Australian actor Sam Worthington has defended his recent weight gain, insisting his paunch is "healthy" and "human".

The `Avatar` star was photographed earlier this week on a beach in Hawaii sporting a fuller figure and the pictures were published with a headline containing the phrase "Clash of the Xmas puddings", a reference to his role in action movie `Clash of the Titans`, reported Daily Express.

However, Worthington, 35, said he is proud of his bulging belly as he hates working out at a gym.

"Clash of the Xmas puddings, that`s good. I like it. I hate working out. I like the fact that I`ve got a paunch. It`s good, I think it`s healthy.

"Sometimes all these eight-packs and things you see in the movies, yeah that`s all well and good, but I`ve seen Gerard Butler, he`s got a paunch. He`s not (in 2007 movie) 300 anymore and there`s something kind of nice about it, human," Worthington said.