Category: Sam Claflin
Check out this interview with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, and Jena Malone as they answer fan-submitted questions and some burning questions of their own, which range anywhere from a telepathically asked “What was your favorite part of shooting in Hawaii?” to the awkward “What issues did you have with your wetsuits?”
It’s just not a Jennifer interview if she isn’t talking about food and or pee. I thought it was cool to hear from the newcomers. Sam and Jena seem to fit right in, which is good considering this group will be together for two more films. And I had no idea Josh was half-cricket.
What were your favorite parts of the interview?
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland and director Francis Lawrence all looked smashing at the London premiere of ‘Catching Fire’ on Monday night!
More photos and videos after the break! Love LOVE the photos of Jennifer, Liam and Josh!
We had the wonderful opportunity to join other awesome Hunger Games fansites in a phone interview with Sam Claflin (Finnick) and Jena Malone (Johanna) yesterday. Sam and Jena were absolutely the best and so funny! Here’s our interview with Sam and Jena!
How would you both define Finnick and Johanna’s friendship?
Sam: I wouldn’t. [laughs]
Jena: I think it’s beyond friendship and it’s just like family. Like they’ve drawn blood together. They’ve killed together, they’ve been tortured together.
Sam: They’ve been through a lot. There’s only a very few amount of people still alive that have lived through the experiences they’ve witnessed.
Jena: Kinda like military buddies, you know what I mean? They’ve been out in the field together and they’ve witnessed, you know, horrors together and that’s really bonded them forever.
The rest of the interviews after the break!
The Catching Fire cast is featured in this month’s Vanity Fair! Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, and Elizabeth Banks all looked capitally amazing in Vanity Fair. Here’s part of the Vanity Fair interview with director Francis Lawrence.
“One of the big overarching themes for all the books is this idea of the consequences of war, and one of the unfortunate consequences of war is post-traumatic stress,” explains Francis Lawrence, who directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, out this November. (His previous films include I Am Legend and Water for Elephants.) In the new movie, not only have young leads Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson aged nearly two years, but also their characters, Katniss and Peeta, have returned to their home district haunted by what they’ve seen and done. “That’s one of the first things you see in the movie,” the director adds. “They’re changed people because of having been in the Games.”
We saw how it affected Haymitch in the Hunger Games. How will it affect Katniss and Peeta, their families, their District? I can’t wait to see it.
Check out this week’s Entertainment Weekly’s covers of Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Finnick!
After a special report from the sweltering set in Hawaii, we head to Santa Monica, where EW reconvened the stars — along with new director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson — for a rollicking conversation about the new movie. Among the subjects? Everything from the decision to “man up” Peeta’s character for the movie to Lawrence’s spectacular fall in Katniss’ wedding dress while the cameras were rolling. The filmmakers also talk about creating new scenes for Plutarch Heavensbee (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), and actress Jena Malone talks about the thrill of playing the ax-wielding tribute Johanna Mason. Despite the easy camaraderie of the crew, everyone took seriously their mission to respect the pained heart of author Suzanne Collins’ sequel. “In every scene we asked ourselves, ‘How would these people feel if they came back to the Hunger Games,’” says Jacobson. “What happens when you come back from these experiences of war, not what happens in a movie when you’ve kicked a lot of ass?”
I want them all! Which one will you get? Pick up this week’s EW on newsstands now!
His co-star Alan Ritchson, who plays Gloss in the film, revealed all when he was interviewed at the MTV Movie Awards.
It was in rehearsal so we weren’t even shooting. He broke it on the stunt guy, warming up. I was standing right next to him. It was tough to watch.
Ritchson, who is set to star in Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles reboot, said Claflin “took it like a champ – he took it and kept moving.”
Let’s hope there were no other injuries and the main action is saved for the film.