Sam Claflin hates heartthrob roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2015
Sam Claflin at The Quiet Ones premiere

Sam Claflin

'The Hunger Games' star Sam Claflin has revealed he hates being offered "heartthrob" roles

Sam Claflin hates being offered "heartthrob" roles.

The 29-year-old actor - who's starred in 'The Hunger Games' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchises - has claimed he often gets overlooked for parts simply of the movie roles he's previously appeared in.

He said: "I hate being offered heartthrob after heartthrob.

"It is something that stresses me out about the industry, that because you've done one part you can't do any others - you want to say, 'I act, you know. I can pretend.'

"You get overlooked because of the way you talk or look. Because I did 'The Riot Club' I'm offered a lot of posh roles, and people won't cast me as 'taxi driver number 3'."

Despite working in a glamorous industry, Sam also revealed he's experienced periods of "loneliness" during his acting career, which has seen him star alongside the likes of Oscar-winning performer Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart.

He told the Observer newspaper: "During the first 'Hunger Games' we were out in Atlanta for six months.

"I was in a hotel, and all I had for company was a box set of 'Friends'."

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