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Sam Claflin Talks Finnick in GQ Style 


Sam Claflin talks Finnick Odair and The Hunger Games in the latest edition of the UK bi-annual GQ Style, accompanied by some gorgeous photos shot by Matthew Brookes. 

"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 American 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."
Technical, then, and tiring. He was mostly in Atlanta working long days for ten months shooting the last installments of The Hunger Games movies and was thrilled, when I spoke to him, to be back home in west London, which he loves.

"You can live an anonymous life here in a way that you can't in Los Angeles."
At the moment his fame is nowhere near the R-Patz level of hysteria and he walks about untroubled by pestering fans. Come Christmas though, I wonder if this will still be true, but either way, he doesn't have a plan for the next five years. "I'm just excited about what's around the corner."


These photos are courtesy of our friends at Sam Claflin Fans, so please visit their site for the full scans of the article and more pictures. 

Bonus photo: Sam Claflin portrait by Jeff Vespa taken while Sam was at TIFF promoting The Riot Club. 


Countdown to the 'Mockingjay Part 1' Official Trailer - 4 Days

The countdown the Mockingjay Part 1 trailer continues. No teaser clip today as was rumored, but we did get Gale.

Poor Gale, it did have to be him when people were hoping for another trailer clip. He just can't catch a break, can he?


The Mockingjay Part 1 official trailer "The Mockingjay Lives" debuts Monday, September 15th on


'Mockingjay Part 1' Score Recording in London Today

James Newton Howard's Mockingjay Part 1 score is being recorded today with a full orchestra at Air Studios' Lyndhurst Hall in London. Producer Nina Jacoson and Jena Malone both posted to their social media about the recording today:


What we wouldn't give to have been in that room today! Can't wait to hear the score.  

The Hanging Tree scene in Mockingjay Part 1 is one of the scenes Nina is most excited for the fans to see. She mentioned it in the Filmmaker Roundtable in Series 1 of

I'm excited about what Francis Lawrence and [screenwriter] Peter Craig dreamed up for 'The Hanging Tree.' [They] came up with an incredible way of turning a powerful moment in the book into great big cinema."



Josh Hutcherson Premieres 'Paradise Lost' at TIFF & Talks Jennifer Lawrence & 'The Hunger Games'


Josh Hutcherson premiered his upcoming Escobar: Paradise Lost at TIFF and took part in all the requisite promotional activity including a Q&A, portrait sessions and all kinds of press. Check out some of the photos and video, plus a peek at the newest stills from the film (above).


Benicio del Toro and Josh in a TIFF portrait


Josh also talked to The Daily Beast about the theft of Jennifer Lawrence's personal photos and The Hunger Games movies while at the film festival. 

“It’s fucking horrible,” he says. “I haven’t spoken to her [Jennifer Lawrence] since it happened, but as far as the public, Twitter, and media have reacted, it’s awful. We act because it’s what we want to do. I’ve acted since I was 9 years old because it’s my job, it’s what I’m good at, and it’s what I love to do. I don’t wantattention. I don’t want to have my private life looked into or have people think they deserve to know about my private life. And then people say, ‘Well, then you shouldn’t have become an actor. ’Fuck that. I didn’t choose all that. I chose to be an actor. I was 9 years old! Do you think a 9-year-old is thinking about public scandal? I wanted to make movies." He takes a long pause. “It makes you feel like you want to run away from it all and escape to a small island away from everybody.”

On not being typecast after The Hunger Games films:

“We got lucky!” he says. “I think it helps so much that Jennifer is who she is, and has done the work that she’s done. It gives us more credibility that we’re associated with her, since she’s been nominated for multiple Oscars and won one. Also, The Hunger Games didn’t create us. The makers brought all the cast members onto the project and helped create it. I think that’s a big reason why we’re not tied to it in a negative way.”

On wrapping the series:

“We filmed for nine months on the last one, so everyone was so tired that we didn’t have a big bash at the end,” he says. “I think it was because we were sad. Like, Fuck, this is done. We had a wrap party in Berlin and since we were all staying at the Soho House, we went to the rooftop a lot, but nothing major.”

On Philip Seymour Hoffman:

“I only had the privilege of sharing one scene with Hoffman, this ball dance scene in the last one, but I saw him around on set a lot,” he says. “It’s really crazy and shocking what happened. They had pretty much shot all his stuff, so they’re not going to do any weird, CG things to re-create him. They didn’t have to work around too much.”

Our sincere thanks to for the photos! 


'Mockingjay Part 1' Official Trailer Debuts September 15 + Katniss Poster 


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Our leader the Mockingjay arrived today and it was....a trailer for a trailer! Five days from today, on September 15th, the “The Mockingjay Lives” the Official Theatrical Trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 will debut on along with behind the scenes info and exclusive interviews and images from the film. Check out the teaser:

 I've never been so excited about a 15 second clip. The Rose! President Snow's haunting voice over! 

“Miss Everdeen, it’s the things we love most that destroy us."

Cue ugly sobbing!

Also check out the final poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1:

The Courage Of One Will Change The World….