"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" doesn't blaze into theaters until November 22, but it looks like at least one cast member is getting in shape to film the follow-up, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Actor Sam Claflin took to Twitter today to share an image of his super-healthful meal, adding the hashtag #finnickfitness (referring to his District 4 tribute character).
Reports have indicated that both parts of "Mockingjay," directed by Francis Lawrence, could begin production as early as September, so be sure to stick close to Hollywood Crush for all the details!
by Lauren Mandel
Grab your tissues, ladies. Sam Claflin is officially off the market! "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star recently tied the knot with British actress Laura Haddock in a private wedding ceremony, Gossip Cop has confirmed.
The couple had been engaged for nearly a year and a half after meeting at an audition.
“I walked into an audition room, I saw her and I knew,” the actor, known for his roles in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," told Yahoo! News of his real-life fairy tale ending. “I called my agent, I said, 'Mate, I am in love.' He’s like, 'How did the audition go, mate?' I was like, 'No, no, you don’t understand. I have just met the woman I want to marry.'"
While we await potential footage of hunky District 4 tribute Finnick Odair in the upcoming "Catching Fire" trailer, let's wish a happy birthday to his real-life alter ego, Sam Claflin.
The British thespian turns the ripe old age of 27 today. (27th on the 27th? That's one golden birthday, indeed!)
If you haven't already ordered your party pants for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, you may want to request a rush delivery. Lionsgate announced today that a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, will debut during the annual gathering of geeks!
The fresh footage will premiere during a special panel taking place July 20 (where the studio will also offer up a first look at the Aaron Eckhart-starring "I, Frankentstein.")
Hold on to your tridents, Finnick fans! As part of Lionsgate's roll out of super-sumptuous Capitol Portraits featuring our favorite "Catching Fire" crew members, Hollywood Crush has the distinct pleasure of unveiling the visage of District 4's hunkiest of hunks (played by actor Sam Claflin)! The only thing that could make this EXCLUSIVE even better? If Finnick were fitted in his barely-there gold fishnet costume from the Tribute Parade. But all in due time.
And that's not to say the outfit featured here doesn't reflect the tribute's aquatic roots. In fact, there's something positively pirate-esque about Finnick's unbuttoned-down-to-there linen shirt, flouncy evergreen pants and lace-up boots. Let's just say, he's shivering our timbers something good.
Click past the jump to see the full Capitol Portrait!
It was only a matter of time before Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, rising stars of young Hollywood and veterans of last year's two best (okay, only) movie reboots of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," tried their respective hands at the romantic comedy genre—but even though it was bound to happen, can we talk about the extra-super cuteness of it happening for both of them, at the same time, in the same movie?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam and Lily are set to star together in "Love, Rosie," a movie based on the book by Cecelia Ahern.
Hear that, princess? It's the screaming...of a thousand "Hunger Games" fangirls having the greatest flailing freakout of their lives. Because a pile of "Catching Fire" stills hit our inbox today, along with a brand new flaming Mockingjay poster for the upcoming film.
And in that pile: a look at each of the series' sexiest gentleman characters in action! Whether you pine for Peeta, go crazy for Gale, or fancy District 4's Finnick Odair, there's a delicious buffet of man-meat awaiting. Unless you like Haymitch, of course, in which case you're out of luck, but you're also a weirdo who likes lank-haired men with booze breath and hammertoes. Look at your life! Look at your choices!
But first, look at this! Among the new pics from the long-awaited sequel to last year's dystopian blockbuster: one ever-so-slightly-steamy-looking shot of Finnick and Katniss, in which the trident-wielding golden boy appears to be whispering sweet nothings into our heroine's ear. (Also: Those who doubted Sam Claflin's ability to play the Games' flirtiest tribute with an appropriate level of panache, take a look at that smirk and prepare to eat crow.)
We've been waiting forever for the buzz to start buzzing in advance of "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire"—and alas, we've got to wait a whole lot longer before the movie hits theaters—but in the interim, at least we've got this: the first look in Entertainment Weekly, which features a giant spread of behind-the-scenes intel and interviews with the movie's stars, and a seriously crushworthy cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in their Capitol-issue full-body bathing suits. (Although fans will no doubt be disappointed to see that the shot of Sam in his clingy spandex swimwear cuts off just shy of the interesting parts. Oh, EW, how you tease.)
Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence is busy doing what she does best: acting ridiculous in her signature omg-can-we-please-be-BFFs style. Among her soundbites from the interview:
All good things must come to an end, and for actor Sam Claflin, that means departing the Hawaii-based set of "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire."
Finnick Odair's alter ego took to Twitter today to let fans know that he was officially done filming the highly anticipated dystopian tale...and that he already misses it. Despite his departure, we have a feeling he and Josh Hutcherson will find a way to keep in touch until the movie premieres in November. They don't call it a bromance for nothing!
Ever since Jennifer Lawrence described the relationship between her "Hunger Games" co-star Josh Hutcherson and their "Catching Fire" castmate Sam Claflin as "a full-on bromance," we've been dying to hear more about this blooming love affair from one of its actual participants...as have you, no doubt. So when we got Josh in our studios for a hot second for Thankful Week, we played back the clip of Jennifer's gossip and then told him to spill it, sister.
"Oh, you want the gooey details?" Josh teased, and yes we do, so it was a delight to hear—from the man himself—that the rumors are completely, totally, 100 percent true.