Sam Claflin Talks Kristen Stewart's Struggle With Fame in Harper's Bazaar UK November 2013

Sam Claflin Talks Kristen Stewart's Struggle With Fame in Harper's Bazaar UK November 2013

With his highly anticipated film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” slated to hit theaters November 22nd, Sam Claflin scored a feature in the November 2013 issue of Harper”s Bazaar UK magazine.

During his Q&A session with the publication, the “Snow White and the Huntsman” actor chatted about his role as Finnick and his observation of Kristen Stewart”s struggle with fame.

Check out a few highlights from Mr. Claflin”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Harper”s Bazaar UK!

On becoming Finnick:
“I saw people”s reaction and some were harsh. Not to the point where I”m going to kill myself but I thought, “I”m sorry I”m not your Finnick. Trust me, when I read the book, I didn”t see me as Finnick either!” I don”t think I”m that attractive. I remember sitting waiting for the audition, reading the breakdown of the character: 6ft, tenner, toned. I felt very out of shape; I had stubble, long brown hair and very pale. This other kid walked in who looked like Brad Pitt in “Thelma & Louis” the muscles, blonde hair, a vest. I thought, I am not going to get this part.” He”s a very complex character and you have to be able to portray the vulnerabilities as well as the charm and charisma. There was something I did with the acting part of it that they liked.”

On the drawbacks of fame:
“Kristen, bless her heart, is the most looked-at person of anyone I”ve worked with. She felt she had to hide herself away. I feel sorry for her knowing how she and Rob [Pattinson] must”ve had to live.”

On marrying Laura Haddock:
“It”s difficult to go more than a few weeks without seeing each other. The longest we”ve gone is a month and that was really tough. Every time I come home to London, she”s a distraction – I want to drink wine and eat good food when I”m with her. But we Skype a lot. Our relationship started on Skype so it”s always been that way. Meeting Laura has blown me off my feet. It”s fresh, it keeps me on my toes. We spend a lot of time missing each other, which is a nice feeling. And she”s understanding because we both work in the same industry. If we made plans for this weekend and then I had to go to LA to meet Steven Spielberg, she”d understand.”