London: 'Avatar' star Sam Worthington says acting happened to him accidentally as he always dreamt of becoming sportsman.

Worthington ended up in his current profession when he successfully auditioned for National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia. He went there to give 'moral support' to his girlfriend, who was rejected from the training centre.

“I'd just screwed someone's dream; it wasn't going to last. I was 19, had travelled all around Australia and was ready to be locked in that place for three years.”

“I'd never thought about acting and, in hindsight, that fearlessness was what the school enjoyed,” a website quoted the 35-year-old as saying.