Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire Director, talks about our dear Sam with MTV at San Diego Comic Con.
In particular, Lawrence says he was pleased by Sam Claflin’s performance as fan favorite character Finnick Odair, the heartthrob tribute who returns to the Hunger Games in the Quarter Quell. “I am really happy with Sam, Finnick’s an interesting character. At first he feels like a bit of a flirt and there’s a little bit of sexual tension, but really you kind of fall in love with the guy and you see that there’s a real deep emotional side to him,” he Lawrence said. “It’s one of the reasons I really hired him in the first place was that it’s where his character goes in the next couple of stories and I just think he did a fantastic job, he’s so charimastic”.
Then they talk about Finnick’s costume in the parade. And Francis Lawrence says the costume is “risqué” and “there’s some skin”.
(Jennifer Lawrence jokes about Sam and Josh Hutcherson being friends and how she felt left out)
Here’s the full panel of Catching Fire at SDCC.
The cast mentions Sam at 14:20 min.
“One of the cast member, Sam Claflin, is actually filming overseas which is the reason why he’s not here. In an interview, he said he’s worried the audience will not perceive him as enough of a sex god. So I want to know should he be worried or is he ok? “
Josh Hutcheron: “He’s a sex god”
Lenny Kravitz: “He’s great”
Jena Malone: “I think he’s fine”
Jennifer Lawrence: “I love that Josh and Francis are the one to answer that question”
Jeffrey Wright: “ I think he just needs glasses and then he’ll be fully there”.
We will upload this post with more videos interview of the Catching Fire Cast mentioning our dear Sam.
WOW- this poster is awesome! Can’t believe it’s only the beginning. We can’t wait to see more of Sam as Finnick. He looks very handsome and perfect, as we expected… We love it!
If you want to see the other victors’ posters check out: The Hob