“I’m seriously insecure about my body. I’m not someone who’ll take my top off on the beach. I’ll wear a vest. My wife [actress Laura Haddock] calls me manorexic, I do seriously have issues, I think. She thinks I’m getting so skinny, but I look at myself and think I’m getting fat. It’s the way the Hollywood [ideal] is thrown at you. There’s an element of wanting to be Ryan Gosling with a perfect six pack. When I first found out I’d got Finnick I went on the internet to see people’s reactions. And I’m on twitter so people were sending me their reactions. Some were more harsh than others.” – Catching Fire star Sam Clafin to Elle UK on male body image and the backlash from Hunger Games fans when he was cast as the hunky lothario, Finnick.
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See that mad glint in his eyes? The menacing smirk? It’s Johnny, I tell you! Somebody needs to get on this right away. Sign him before he blows up in Catching Fire. Just give me 10 points off the back end and a cut of the merch for getting the ball rolling. It’s a complete no-brainer. Omg, he could even cut an album. I can hear him singing “I am an antichrist! I am an antichrist!” right now.
A couple of pics from the set of Catching Fire. ”Sam and Josh are totally in love,” Jennifer Lawrence told Marc Malkin of E! recently. “It’s the most adorable thing I have ever seen in my entire life. They’re crazy about each other and they’re inseparable. It’s incredible.” Hutcherson confirmed as much to to MTV News: ”Oh yeah. We totally hit it off, ” he said. “[Sam's] just one of those guys that’s always down to have fun and is generally a good person. We have a similar sense of humor. He likes to play soccer; I play soccer. It’s kind of really a great match. Everything just kind of melded together.”
After the biggest casting search since Scarlett O’Hara, Zap2it is reporting that British actor Sam Clafin has been cast as the golden-haired Lothario Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Clafin is most famous for his recent turns in Snow White and the Huntsman and Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. This news comes hot on the heels of today’s announcement that Amanda Plummer had gotten the role of Wiress and Jenna Malone is in the running to play snotty tribute Johanna Mason. Variety is also reporting that Melissa Leo and Tony Shaloub are up for key Catching Fire roles as well. Leo is sought for the part of Mags, the ancient tribute who’s an ally of Finnick, while Shalhoub would play Beetee, a former Games winner from District 3. Filming is set to begin this summer. It’ll arrive in theaters on Nov. 22, 2013.