Sam Claflin bonded with Stef Dawson over Twitter

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

Sam Claflin

Sam Claflin bonded with 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' co-star Stef Dawson over Twitter before the pair met on set

Sam Claflin bonded with his 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' co-star Stef Dawson over Twitter before they met.

The hunk plays District Four tribute Finnick Odair while Dawson stars as his love interest Annie Cresta in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' trilogy, and after casting was announced he was keen to speak to the actress online before they met on set.

Claflin told Digital Spy: "We got in touch via tweet immediately when the news broke.

"The moment she set foot on the 'Mockingjay' set, the two of us are like best of mates. She's great."

Although Dawson's alter-ego Cresta was reaped to participate in the 75th Hunger Games, shown in 'Catching Fire', an older tribute volunteered to enter the deadly Games in her place, but she has a bigger part in the follow-up which is split into two films.

Claflin - who hits the big screen in horror 'The Quiet Ones' - insists his jam-packed schedule means his new-found fame is yet to affect his everyday lifestyle.

He added: "I've been hidden away in a hotel or on set every day, or publicising 'The Quiet Ones'.

"Very rarely have I shared the opportunity to go out and strut my stuff."

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore
  • UK release: 20 November 2014

Carving the final book in the Hunger Games series into two movies pays off, giving rhythm to a story that might otherwise have felt rushed. Action and politics are confidently balanced, Sutherland is deliciously vile as ever, Hutcherson is finally given something interesting to do and while Lawrence is rightly the star…

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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