Sam Claflin Talks 'Catching Fire'

Sam Claflin Talks 'Catching Fire'

Sam Claflin lounges on a sofa in this new shot from the March 2013 issue of Teen Vogue.

The 26-year-old Brit actor opened up to the glossy about taking on the role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, bonding with Josh Hutcherson, and more. Check it:

On Finnick: “There are so many complexities to this character. Finnick has a tempestuous relationship with Katniss — she trusts him one minute, and the next she doesn’t. I love their relationship. Together they eventually realize they need each other to survive, and that is beautiful.”

On training: “From the moment I set foot in Atlanta, they had me at the gym, working out twice a day. And then stunt training, it’s nonstop. To be fair, I spend a lot of the film carrying an old lady on my back, as Finnick carries Mags for the majority of the arena scenes. I feel like every day of filming is a workout, running around Hawaii with little old Lynn Cohen on my back. As for my diet, I think I’ve eaten more chickens than there are in the world. [Laughs] I would eat chicken and asparagus for lunch and dinner, and for breakfast I’d have an omelet and oatmeal. And I had that every day for four months. I’ve talked to my friends and said, ‘Oh my God, I’m so depressed, I just want a burger.’ And they’re like, ‘You don’t know how lucky you are to be doing what you are doing.’”

On his bromance with Josh: “We hit it off from the first conversation we ever had, which was about soccer. He asked me if I like soccer, and I was like, Yes, I’m English! It kind of got blown out of proportion, spending time off set playing soccer. It’s a definite bromance. I think I’m quoting him on that, or Jen[nifer Lawrence].”

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Photos: Nick Dorey/Teen Vogue
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