Sam Claflin Looks Back on 'Hunger Games,' Says Finnick Deserved Better

Sam Claflin Looks Back on 'Hunger Games,' Says Finnick Deserved Better

Sam Claflin is reflecting on his time in The Hunger Games franchise!

The actor portrayed District 4′s Finnick Odair in Catching Fire and both parts of Mockingjay.

It’s now been nearly 10 years since his first appearance in the second film and he’s looking back at filming and his role.

Find out what he said inside…

“It still feels like yesterday…the filming experience of that was just an absolute dream,” he told Variety.

He recalls getting backlash for being cast as Finnick, but was determined to prove the haters wrong.

“Thankfully, I wasn’t Katniss Everdeen or Peeta Mellark or Gale. Those guys were in it from the beginning,” he said. “I was a supporting role — a heavily featured role, but there wasn’t as much pressure on me at the time, or eyes on me.”

There are some things that he wishes he could go back and redo…

“At the time, I was sh-tting myself — the first topless scene I’ve ever done, you know? Oh, my God. Also, I didn’t have an accent coach in Hunger Games, and I f–king needed one. I look back and listen to myself like, ‘God, that’s terrible.’”

“I think Finnick deserved better. But I think he did the right thing. He’s a good guy, sacrificing himself for the cause,” Sam added about Finnick’s death.

The world of The Hunger Games will continue later this year with prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Check out a BTS look at the upcoming film.

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