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Sam Claflin on Finnick as a ‘damaged’ and ‘broken man’

September 15, 2014 | No Comments »
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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.

The Hunger Games Exclusive Issue #2: Katniss Takes Aim

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The Hunger Games Exclusive has released their 2nd promotional issue for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. And now I am in Hunger Games overload! Since there’s so much Mockingjay goodness, I’m splitting this into 3 posts. This first one covers the section “Katniss Takes Aim,” which involved an interview with Jennifer Lawrence and some pretty amazing promotional images.

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Jennifer Lawrence on becoming the Mockingjay

Here’s a snippet of this first section:

“At this point, does she really have a choice?” asks Jennifer Lawrence. “It’s not just about saving the people she loves now.”

In a span of seconds, the actress shows disbelief, regret, and then anger—almost every stage of grief by acceptance. When someone yells, “Cut!” Lawrence sheds the emotions as easily as a cardigan. “Jennifer captures the strength in silence, which is a big part of Katniss,” says director Francis Lawrence.

katniss is a dream characterA Q&A with Jennifer Lawrence

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That’s most of the goodness, but definitely check it out HERE. Next up: New Alliances.

Source: The Hunger Games Exclusive

WATCH: Official Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ part 1

It’s a BIG BIG day tributes! The  official trailer for Mockingjay part 1 has FINALLY arrived. So with no further delay, watch the trailer below  and ENJOY!!

Tell us what you think of the trailer in the comments!

BIG THANKS TO JOAN For sharing the link!

Sam Claflin in the ‘Riot Club’ Photo Call

September 11, 2014 | No Comments »
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Check out these photos of Sam Claflin and his Riot Club co-stars during their photocall held at  the Corinthia Hotel London on September 10, 2014 in London, England.

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More photos HERE 

Source : John Phillips/Getty Images Europe via Zimbio 

Sam Claflin featured in GQ Style’s Autumn/Winter Issue

Sam Claflin is featured in GQ Style’s Autumn /Winter issue where he was photographed by Matthew Brooks. Here are scans from the features and an excerpt from the article.



Sam Claflin makes a good David Bailey. And it’s not the ease with which he wields a Nikon. Charming and soft, he’s nothing like the famously abrasive photographer but there’s something similarly untutored about him despite the years at LAMDA, a refreshing absence of that paid-for actorly pholish that benefits a state school boy from Norwich doing well in a industry dominated by the expensively educated.
Not that he’s got much time to spend on the viewfinder side of the camera so busy is he being the object of its gaze. In short order, this autumn he has major roles in three films: September’s The Riot Club (for which he shares the high expectations of co-star Max Irons), October’s rom-com Love, Rosie, and then, in November, the real pulse-quickener, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One, about which this interviewer is not alone in being preposterously excited.
This kind of fan fervour is something he’s accustomed to now, but he hadn’t realised the depth of feeling around The Hunger Games until the backlash started when he was cast in 2012 as trident-wielding hunk Finnick Odair.
“I wasn’t in the right shape for Finnick for the audition. I had stubble and there was a picture of me at a premiere and everyone was like: who is this guy? He doesn’t even have blue eyes, let alone copper-coloured hair, a tan or a six pack.”
But he won the fans over thanks to a restricted diet of egg-white omelettes and porridge, and a brutal training regime: “Three hours a day, five days a week for four months.” That and his impressive performance, which I realise from our conversation, is an exemplar of the technical complexity of acting in big-budget blockbusters. As well as staying in his Americal accent and bearing the emotion of the scene, he had to develop a kind of muscle memory for the intricately mapped out actions sequences all “without hitting someone with the trident.”

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Gorgeous portrait of Sam Claflin at TIFF for ‘W’ Magazine

September 10, 2014 | No Comments »
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Photographer Caitlin Cronenberg took portraits of some of the stars at TIFF this year for W magazine including our very own Sam Claflin. It’s a very serious portrait but he looks amazing.

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“The film doesn’t really reflect that well on my lifestyle. We don’t go around beating up pub landlords or smashing windows, but part of me really wants to do that now just to see if I can get away with it. Actually, I feel closer to the pub landlord than I do to the guys that we portray.”
Photography by Caitlin Cronenberg

See all the photos at W Magazine

Sam Claflin Attends ‘The Riot Club’ Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival

September 9, 2014 | No Comments »
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Sam Claflin attended the premiere of his new movie The Riot Club at the Toronto International Film Festival held at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada, on September 6th. He is pictured with co-stars Max Irons and Douglass Booth!



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Video : Sam Claflin on his awkward ‘Mockingjay’ GoodByes

September 7, 2014 | No Comments »
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MTV caught up with Sam Clafin at TIFF where he is promoting his film the Riot Club. While there, Sam talked a bit about his goodbye’s with the cast and crew of the Hunger Games : Mockingjay, and how things felt a little bit awkward.

“It was bizarre,” Claflin said. “I think I’d said goodbye, and done all my goodbyes, and I remember feeling a little sad and anxious, kind of going, I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself for the rest of my life, I’m never going to work again.”

But Claflin’s fears were put to rest, pretty much immediately.

“After I said the final goodbye, they go, oh actually we need you to come in tomorrow to fill in this pick up,” Claflin said. “So I saw everybody the next day, and then I sort of left, and kind of felt a little weird.”

To add to the awkwardness, Claflin also left a week early, before most of the stars had wrapped on the movie.

“I got out early and avoided the whole heartbreak,” Claflin told us. But he added, “It’s really sad.”

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