Sam and fiance Laura Haddock
Joining a whole host of TV, film and music stars at InStyle’s Best Of British Talent Party was Snow White And The Huntsman star Sam Claflin. Arriving with his fiancé Laura Haddock, he looked seriously dapper in an outfit he assured us he had “just thrown together”. We grabbed him for a chat and caught up about how he's getting back to reality after living in “the dream world” that was the Hunger Games and his thoughts on award-winning co-star, Jennifer Lawrence.
Sam plays new boy Finnick Odair in latest Hunger Games instalment, Catching Fire, and it’s clear he struck up a lasting friendship with Jennifer during his time on set: “She was amazing - love her to bits. I have all the time in the world for her and she's obviously doing hugely well.” Though he joked that her recent run of success may mean she’s now rethinking their relationship: “It got to a point where I was texting her every day saying: "Congratulations, congratulations again for something else, congratulations on your nomination, congratulations on winning" and I think she must be bored of my English voice by now!"
About the forthcoming Hunger Games film he revealed: “I'm hugely excited to see it, but nervous to be honest. We worked so hard and had so much fun.”
And it seems the hard graft wasn’t just reserved to Sam’s on-set experience – his diet for the active role also proved a struggle: “People think I exaggerate when I say I literally ate chicken and asparagus every day, twice a day for three to four months.”
Having nearly wrapped the movie, Sam says he’s more than ready to tuck back into a few hearty meals and settle back into reality: "I recently bought a house, well a year ago, but it's a matter of making it my own. So I've just been spending some time with my fiance and back to reality. I'm living the dream!"
By Hayley Spencer
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