Sharlto Copley's A-Team worries

July 23rd, 2010

Sharlto Copley stopped Googling himself when he won the role of Murdock in 'The A-Team'.

The South African actor - who rose to fame on critically acclaimed sci-fi movie 'District 9' - admits he had to stop looking himself up when he signed up to the film because he didn't want to read criticism of himself.

He said: "It's probably when I stopped Googling myself. I didn't want to know.

"I pushed the character more the way he was in the original than perhaps the studio would have gone for. But of course Dwight Schultz, the original Murdock, got fired at the end of the pilot because they felt that he was just too much but then when the audience test results came back the rehired him.

"In many ways he was ahead of his time."

The 36-year-old star also revealed he was into the original series of 'The A-Team' in the 1980s and collected merchandise from the show.

He told ShortList: "I had all the merchandise, the dossier with the trading cards, the action figures, everything."