Sam Claflin wants ghostly encounter

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 April 2014
Sam Claflin at The Quiet Ones premiere

Sam Claflin at The Quiet Ones premiere

'The Quiet Ones' star Sam Claflin wants to be haunted by a ghost and has become fascinated by the supernatural world since shooting the Hammer horror film

Sam Claflin wants to meet a ghost since shooting horror film 'The Quiet Ones'.

The 27-year-old actor stars in the supernatural thriller about a professor who wants to disprove the notion that paranormal activity is caused by the undead by creating his own poltergeist from negative human energy.

Rising star Sam - who has also starred in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and 'The Hunger Games' franchise - has become fascinated by ghouls and ghosts since making the movie and is hoping a spectre will haunt him soon.

Speaking at the movie's premiere in London's Leicester Square on Tuesday night (01.04.14), Sam told BANG Showbiz: "Literally since this movie has come out I've heard a lot of spooky things but nothing never personally but it's something I'm intrigued by. I want to know more, I want to learn more. I can only hope one day some ghost out there will decide to haunt me."

Sam thoroughly enjoyed shooting John Pogue's Hammer horror film and believes the project benefited from having a small, tight-knit cast.

He said: "A smaller cast made the filming process, the chemistry was really nice, it was there and there was no hard work in that sense. It was much more fun experience; despite it being a scary movie we had a lot of laughs. Trying to keep a straight face was hard, because the cast knew each other so well."

Sam's co-star Jared Harris - who plays ghost-creating Professor Coupland - agreed with him praising all the actors who had to cope with a gruelling production schedule.

Jared said: "The company of actors we had was a really good group; we had good energy with each other and we had good camaraderie. We all really enjoyed each other's company.

"We had to shoot the movie in around four weeks in six day weeks, we were all under a lot of pressure. Luckily on this film we had two weeks of rehearsals, but it was a tough schedule to keep up with."

Other stars of 'The Quiet Ones' who walked the red carpet included Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne.

The Quiet Ones

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Pogue
  • Cast: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke

Britain, 1974: Professor Coupland (Harris) gets a group of students to conduct experiments on Jane (Cooke), in the hope of curing her mental troubles. Demonic goings-on ensue. Bogged down in backstory and exposition, this bland shocker does the revived Hammer Films brand no favours.

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