Check these amazing pictures of Sam Claflin and Jena Malone and interview in Empire Magazine!
“I’m still surprised they’ve picked me,” he says, with a very British self-deprecation that is likely to serve him well in America. “Every time I see Francis I’m convinced he’s not going to know who I am… I mean, I’m not the Finnick in the book. I’ve got brown hair, a beard, I’m a bit overweight, not 24 and I’m not seven foot… I was fully ready for the fans to hate me!” Claflin has had a good warm-up to becoming a household name. After the old actorly cliche of a burgeoning football career truncated by injury, he slipped fairly easily into the romantic role in Snow White and The Huntsman, before The Hunger Games came calling. “It is weird that all those films are big, but I’ve done very little things that nobody’s seen too,” he says, absolutely determined that he not at any point celebrate his own achievements. “And honestly, nobody’s recognizing me. Maybe it’s because Finnick always has his top off. I’ve not been walking round much with my top off.”