Will Poulter has been in the headlines a lot recently as a result of his starring role as Adam Warlock in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film, but there is one image on the internet that the star just can’t get away from
A few years back, Poulter dressed up as Sid from Toy Story, donning the skull T-shirt and even having a Woody doll and magnifying glass on hand to complete the look.
In case you haven’t seen Toy Story 2, Sid is undoubtedly one of the worst characters in the franchise. The teenage boy thrives off spending his time torturing toys, and turning them into all sorts of mini Frankenstein’s creations.
The picture of Poulter in his costume went rather viral back in 2017 when he shared the snap on his Twitter.
However, as one Twitter user questioned: “Thought he [Poulter] hated this comparison, so how did this happen in the end? Knowing him he must have done it for a reason.”
Poulter is a British actor best known for his roles in films such as The Maze Runner, Detroit, and The Revenant. He was born in 1993 in London and began his acting career at a young age, appearing in various British television shows.
Poulter’s breakthrough role came in 2013 with the comedy film We’re the Millers, in which he played a teenage runaway. Since then, he has appeared in a variety of films and television series, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
In addition to acting, Poulter is also known for his activism and advocacy work, particularly in the area of mental health and bullying.
In fact, it is his commitment to this latter cause that led Poulter to donning his iconic Sid costume for Halloween back in 2017.
“I did do it in light of some of the comparisons between me and Sid from Toy Story that were going around on the internet,” he told GQ.
“I work with Anti-Bullying Pro and the Diana Award, I did it during anti-bullying week to raise awareness of that organisation.
“So that was that.”
He originally posted the snap alongside these words: “In addition to having a laugh at my expense I wanted to try and raise some attention for a cause I am an ambassador for! @antibullyingpro.
“As this month is Bullying Prevention Month in the USA and Antibullying Week in the U.K. is just around the corner, I would really appreciate it if you could please give them a follow before you like or share and help support the cause to make school a safer and happier place for young people.”