Future Radio to interview Sam on Sunday 20th January

Join Beth Davison, Ben Hall and Forrest McMean this Sunday as they talk to real life Hollywood Celeb Sam Claflin about Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


What a nice guy he is too!

We at Episode II have had our first real famous type give us a telephone interview.

Tune into 107.8fm at 16:30 Sunday 20th January to hear gentleman and thoroughly nice bloke Sam Claflin talk about his role as Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

We will also be posting a Director’s Cut of the interview after the show on http://futureradio.co.uk/shows/episode-ii 

If it’s at all possible for any of you Claflin Cadets to listen to this, you should totally tune in!



Sam Claflin at the Emporio Armani fashion show

            

(1:38 – the end)
“Well I mean this is my first time in Italy, Milan. It’s kind of nice to see the influences that are brought into the lifestyle, the..the way that you guys live brought into fashion. You can obviously, as an Englishman I can kind of see that fashion that Armani brings and sort of translates very well into the English society, you know, the grays, the blacks. As you can see I’m wearing gray and black. But no, it’s amazing kind of seeing where it originates, you know? Im a big fan of the muted yellow that he sort of used as an influence. Yeah, I think it’s gonna be a big collection.”
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Sam with Giorgio Armani 

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Sam was present at the Emporio Armani fashion show on monday.  It seems like he enjoyed his stay in Italy! As you may know, this is fashion week in Milan and Sam decided to go with his younger brother Joe Claflin, who posted on his instgram a picture of Sam and him in the Armani Hotel.

Sam Claflin (left)/ Joe Claflin (right)
Women’s Wear Daily: “The Emporio Armani show offered a breather for young British actor Sam Claflin and world champion skier Christof Innerhofer. Claflin, who is wrapping up “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” to be released in November, clearly relishes his day job. “Every day is a dream come true,” he said. During his first trip to Italy — albeit a short one — he squeezed in a walk around Milan’s cathedral on Sunday night. “It’s how I imagined Italy,” he said of the promenade.
You can find pictures of the cathedral Sam visited on Joe Claflin’s instagram :) For now, we wonder if Sam will attend other shows ? Men’s Fashion Week is starting  this Saturday in Paris.
Watch the Emporio Armani show where Sam was: 

             



Vote Sam Claflin for the #Actor Shorty Award

One tweet = 1 vote ! Don’t you think it would be amazing if Sam wins this #Actor Shorty Award ? We do!
Sam’s tweets are funny, he tries to interact with the fans as much as he can, he’s always so sweet with us,  #ClaflinCadets! Plus, Sam is an outstanding actor with a lot of talent!  Let’s show him the love, and VOTE for him guys! 1 tweet = 1 vote. We can do it :)

The #Actor Shorty Award : King of the screen or maybe the stage is more their. Wherever it is… 
When they’re not working on that action flick, adventure story, comedy, romcom, or other project, these actors are letting their fans know what’s on their mind, and showing their fans love via tweets, Facebook posts, pins, Instagrams, or Youtube videos. Nominate your favorite  #Actor  HERE

Thanks to @JonnyHill97 for the tip! 


Sam Claflin Talks About Being Finnick
As you all know, Sam Claflin got the coveted role of Finnick Odair in the upcoming film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Also, new pictures of Sam as Finnick have come out leaving us more than anxious.  The pictures were released in an Entertainment Weekly article about THG.  Also, this was a full interview specificaly about Sam:
“Sam Claflin was sure he’d whiffed his audition. He was in Los Angeles on a promotional tour for Snow White and the Huntsman when his agent sent him in to read for Finnick Odair—District 4’s charismatic golden boy whose motives remain unclear to Katniss as they head back into the Games. “Finnick is this tanned, green-eyed, sex god,” laughs the 26-year-old Brit over sodas at his Waikiki hotel on a day off from shooting. “I’m thinking I’m brunette, I have loads of stubble, at the time I was by no means in shape. This guy walked in just after my audition who looked like Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise. Yeah, I’m not going to get this”
But the filmmakers were after more than just some young stud. “Sometimes you get someone with the swagger but not the soulfulness or the other way around,” explains Jacobson. “Sam had both. He is such a sweet, sweet fellow.” He has a sweet fiancée as well, the British actress Laura Haddock who walked by the restaurant during our interview, excitedly holding up towels and waving at him as she made her way to the beach.
Claflin brings dimples and green eyes naturally to the role of Finnick. But to otherwise ready himself, he spent months eating nothing but chicken and asparagus. “It’s depressing,” he sighs. “I just want a burger and beer.” He dyed his hair blonde and endured the indignities of spray tanning. “Look at the tanlines on my fingers!” he says as he shows off his peeling brown knuckles. “I’m very English. I’m white. I mean I’m so pale. With spray tans they start peeling and start getting really dirty looking. It’s kind of lucky for the arena because I’m dirty a lot of the time but it’s not great with my shirt off at the moment.”
All this physical prepping so that he wouldn’t let Finnick’s fans down during the infamous sugar cube scene when the character teases Katniss while wearing a strategically placed bit of net. Just how much net he’ll have on remains to be seen. “They did have to tone it down from what it is in the book because they can’t make it too graphic if you know what I’m saying,” he pauses with a sheepish smile. “Because it was just a knot covering his, basically, you know what I’m saying! I was definitely prepared to do anything. But the costumer said ‘Well we can’t have you in nothing’ so I’m kind of covered up.” Still the scene left Claflin feeling rather exposed. “It was the scariest moment of my life,” he says with a laugh. “I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”Before the shoot wrapped on December 22, Claflin already knew what he wanted to bring home with him: The arena wet suit for his mother (“I kept my armor from my first role playing a knight and my mum bought a mannequin for it, so part of me wants to get the wet suit so she can have mannequins all over the house…”) and Finnick’s trident for above his own mantle. “Though I don’t know what my fiancée will think about the décor in our house.”
This not only starts a pretty crazy and exciting adventure for Sam, but for us as well! We are happy, pumped, and fully prepared to follow all news and exciting experiences that Sam will going through in these years to come!
via: Entertainment Weekly


Sam on the cover of EW + 1st still of Catching Fire
EW released a first look at Catching Fire! You can see our dear Sam as Finnick Odair with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen on the cover! They also released the first still…. and we have no words. We are so proud of Sam, he embodies Finnick perfectly! Look at him! He’s shining.  The hair, the smile, everything! 

What do you think? Is Sam your Finnick? 
EWs article (last paragraph is about Sam): ” The revolution has been sparked. In this week’s cover story, EW traveled to Waikiki, Hawaii where cast and crew were in the final days of production on the eagerly anticipated Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (in theaters Nov. 21). Just as the revolution that could embolden the people of Panem rests on young Katniss Everdeen’s shoulders, the success of the franchise depends largely upon Jennifer Lawrence. After spending the day outrunning death in a nearby jungle, the 22-year-old actress ordered herself a Budweiser and kicked back in the Trump balcony lounge to discuss the sequel, her life now as a blockbuster star, and her willful inability to behave like the nice sound-bite machine Hollywood might expect her to be. “It’s almost like I subconsciously don’t want to work anymore so I’m trying to ruin my career,” she says with a laugh at one point, before leaning in close to the reporter’s tape recorder. “I’m pregnant!” she joked.
From her first meeting with new director Francis Lawrence (“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth”) to the raucous party she hosted for the Catching Fire cast and crew (“When Sam walked in I was chasing Woody and we’d flipped over my couch and Woody had a sock all the way down my throat…”), Lawrence was frank and funny and self-aware. “I’m so aware of all the b.s. that surrounds Hollywood,” she says, “and how everyone gets on this high horse and thinks that they’re curing cancer and it makes me so uncomfortable every time I see it. So I go in the exact opposite direction and end up saying something like ‘I’m pregnant!’ when I’m in two franchises.”




Then in an exclusive conversation, director Francis Lawrence described his vision for the sequel, his immediate three-day pow-wow with series writer Suzanne Collins to ready a script, and how one of his inherited cast members had a particularly hard time adjusting to the loss of Hunger Games director Gary Ross. (Woody Harrelson, who plays Katniss and Peeta’s wry and PTSD-ruined wreck of a mentor Haymitch.)


EW also sat down with Sam Claflin, the green-eyed, dimpled Brit who won the role of District 4′s charming and enigmatic golden boy Finnick Odair, for his first Hunger Games interview. He described filming the infamous sugar cube scene, in which Finnick teases Katniss while wearing nothing beyond some strategically placed netting, as “the scariest moment of my life. I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’
Yay! Finnick is trending worldwide 



Sam Claflin Leads Fandango’s Fan Picks
 Sam Claflin has been more than great to his fans.  He interacts and is very kind.  He’s also one of the most talented actors that we personally have ever seen.  Put these two together and what do you have?  Sam Claflin coming out at number 2 for Fandango’s fan picks as Biggest Male Breakout Star for Catching Fire!  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is also the number 1 fan pick for Most Anticipated Blockbuster.
We are so grateful that THG fans have accepted Sam in to their hearts.  But honestly..how could you not? 😉
Now there is only one thing left to do. Get him to number 1, of course!
via: Fandango


Sam Claflin Chosen for One Of Biggest Breakout Stars Of 2012
 As 2012 winds down to an end, we have seen a lot of final reviews on all of the big things of the year.  And one of them happens to be Sam Claflin.  Sam Claflin has played in several movies, several roles, and for several companies.  Some were smaller movies, roles, and companies, but some were large which premiered (or filmed) in the last year and a half or so.  Which is why we are not surprised that Sam was chosen as one of Teen.com’s 12 biggest breakout stars of 2012.
One of Sam’s first big roles was in 2011′s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and his career has only gotten hotter from there! Not only did he star alongside Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman, but he got cast as Finnick Odair in a little film called The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, maybe you’ve heard of it? Sam nabbed the highly-coveted role, and we predict he’ll be a household name by this time next year!
Couldn’t have said it better outselves, teen.com.  I’m sure we will see his name in several more “biggest of 2012″ articles before the new year!
via: teen.com
via: malena casey


Charity Christmas Card signed by Sam
Charity Christmas Card signed by Sam

For anyone who is interested, there is a charity Christmas card that Sam HIMSELF has signed! Just go to the site (HERE) and make your bid! If you have any questions, you can ask (@13challenge) on twitter.

And we know its true because we have the first one! 😉 do this for a good cause and because you love Sam!

Here’s the Christmas card signed by Sam for charity, we received it last weekend :



Jennifer Lawrence talks about Sam and Josh Hutcherson’s bromance off-screen
    

Jennifer talks with MTV about Sam and Josh Hutcherson bromance, here’s the transcription: 
If you ask “Hunger Games” fans about what scenes they most anticipate seeing in “Catching Fire,” you’re likely to get a variety of responses. The fact is, Suzanne Collins’ second novel in the trilogy has a lot going on. But if you ask what character they’re most looking forward to seeing in action, dreamy District 4 champ Finnick Odair would likely get the majority vote.
Ever since the fan favorite role was cast with “Snow White and the Huntsman” star Sam Claflin, we’ve been dying to hear some details about Claflin’s performance thus far from someone in the know. Thankfully we had a recent opportunity with lady Katniss herself, Jennifer Lawrence, who revealed a surprising little tidbit when we asked her what she loves most about Claflin in the role.
“That is not a question for me,” Lawrence told MTV News Monday (November 19) at a Los Angeles screening of her new movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Oh no? Who among the star-studded cast should we consult about the subject then?
“Josh Hutcherson,” Lawrence said. “They are in love. It’s a full-blown bromance and it’s really bromantic and adorable. It’s really cute. It’s annoying, but it’s cute.”
We can’t wait to see that in action, despite the fact that Hutcherson and Claflin’s characters aren’t exactly the best of friends in “Catching Fire.” Anyway, annoying real-life bromance or not, Lawrence has praised Claflin’s acting chops.
Via hggirlonfire



Sam’s Answer To Our Fanmail

Remember when Sam said that he never forgets to answer his fanmail? If you want to write to Sam, follow the steps: HERE.

Well, I was so happy when he answered me on Twitter that day. But it’s nothing compared to what I felt this morning when I woke up and found this big envelope!

I am such a pessimistic person, that At first thought it was a return to the sender, and that the shipping didn’t go well for some reason.  Then I realized what it really was! But I didn’t expect it at all. I sent the letter during mid-July and with Sam being in Atlanta, I thought it would be a long time before be answered.  So here are the scans of the two photos I sent and received back: One especially for me (Val) and the others for SCF.  

To @SamClaflinFans – What can I say ? I’d be lost without you. You guys ROCK! Much love”

“To Val, Thank you so much for all your support. You diamond. <3″

Guys, we are so happy! I mean I could literally hear his voice while I was reading. Sam is such an amazing person and we love him so much and will support him forever. We can’t thanks Sam enough for this.

In the envelope there was also another signed photo.

Also here is the note we got too. We wanted to share this with you guys :)


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