It's hard to believe that Sam Claflin's bod wasn't always in his favor! Harder than his abs currently are right now.
Sam, who plays the net-and-trident-wielding Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, talked about he wasn't exactly a shoe-in physically for the part:
"[H]e’s tall, blond, tan, green eyes. And I sort of walked in with this stubbly face and very pale English skin, long brown hair, and, to be honest, out of shape. So I’m saying to myself, 'this is never going to happen.' But once I was cast, the alarms went off and the trainers were brought in. There were a lot of gym workouts, a lot of stunt training and fighting, hair dying, fake tans, the whole shebang. I was a different man. I’m very happy with the results and can only hope that I achieve a semblance of that perfection that everyone is looking for."
Judging by the seksi shirtless still from the Hunger Games sequel, we think you embody that perfection pretty nicely! Sometimes, the body can be a finnicky thing, in a good way!
What a Victor! Sam also commented on how some fans' negative reaction to his unlikely casting actually Odaired him to strive harder to embody the part:
"It helped push me forward and motivate me to work harder. I was reading so many stories about people being unhappy that I got the role—and don’t get me wrong, I don’t sit here Googling myself 24/7—but I think part of me was eager to learn what I needed to do in order to become the Finnick the fans needed me to be. The negative comments made that easier to know what their expectations of me were."
Well, with a body like that, don't be surprised if we start Googling you 24/7!
Looks like you got in the perfect shape needed to take a stand against the Capitol, Sam, and have Quarter Quelled any fans' concerns!
[Image via Lionsgate.]
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