Sam Claflin has been doing press for his upcoming film The Riot Club. In an interview with The Guardian, Sam discusses the effects of politics on his character Finnick in The Hunger Games.
Claflin appreciates how the franchise has made politics accessible to its audience, but he is “not in any way overly political” and those themes are not what attracted him. Surely, though, their politics must give him more to chew on than if the films were mere action fantasy? “Yeah, it gives a real depth to every character,” he agrees, and talks of Finnick’s distressing fortunes in the third Hunger Games instalment, Mockingjay: Part 1, which is out in November. “My character especially has been so damaged by the political system and by power that he’s a broken man. The power of the president basically ruined Finnick.”
Read the full interview here.
He spoke with Digital Spy, and answered fan-submitted questions!
Sam also stopped by Soccer AM to chat, and you can catch the video here.