Sam Claflin Shirtless As Finnick Odair In New ‘Hunger Games’ Photo
Sam Claflin plays Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and after Lionsgate premiered the film’s latest trailer at Comic-Con, they released a shirtless picture of the actor in character.
The nearly-naked photo of the buff Clafin is from a scene in the movie pulled right from the second book in Suzanne Collins‘ best-selling series. In the book, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) retells her first meeting with the District 4 competitor, saying, “He offered me a sugar cube and asked to know all my secrets. According to Claflin, the scene from the book had to be edited slightly to fit the film’s PG-13 standards.
“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,” Claflin told Entertainment Weekly . “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.”
Finnick and Katniss are brought together for the 75th Hunger Games, otherwise known as the 3rd Quarter Quell, in which past champions must go back to the arena to compete. Finnick’s good looks and obvious fitness make him popular with the capital and a natural ladies’ man. From the fishing district, he won his first Hunger Games at 14 with a net and a trident. Will it be a match for Katniss’ bow and arrow?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters Nov. 22.
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