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Sam Claflin And Jena Malone Dish On 'Catching Fire' Auditions In Glamour September Issue

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The hot new duo in this fall’s "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sam Claflin & Jena Malone (that’s characters Finnick and Johanna), traipse the streets of London in swinging-sixties style for Glamour’s September issue. The September issue will be on newsstands nationwide on August 6 and is available now digitally at

Here's an excerpt from their interview. Scroll down for photos from the shoot.

She says…

Jena Malone has been playing “the brave one” in movies like "Saved!" and "Stepmom" since she was a kid. Today, at 28, she’s fearless yet again as "Catching Fire"’s ax-wielding badass Johanna Mason.

Glamour: Those are some really major eyelashes in the movie.
JENA MALONE: I wish I could rock them in real life! They were like five inches long.

Glamour: You’ve had some extreme looks in your own life too.
JM: When I was 18, I shaved my head. I was bald. Then I had a mohawk—for a job that fell through.

Glamour: Was your part in "The Hunger Games" tough to get?
JM: I know they saw every single actress from here till Tuesday. They wanted to find someone who didn’t just physicalize this character but could also scare people. I don’t know what I did — I guess I scared the hell out of them.

He says…

Sam Claflin’s career is the stuff of fairy tales. We met the 27-year-old Brit in "irates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (he played a lusty missionary). Now he’s flaunting rippling abs and a blond ’do as District 4’s lust object Finnick Odair.

Glamour: Was getting this role like its own Hollywood "Hunger Games"?
SAM CLAFLIN: Finnick is supposed to be this godlike creature. I remember sitting in the audition room and this kid walked in. He was seriously one of the most handsome men I’ve ever seen. And I was just, Nah, this is never going to happen.

Glamour: How did you transform yourself into an Adonis?
SC: I had chicken and asparagus every day for three months. My girlfriend was quite happy.

Glamour: Did you take pics?
SC: I was sending my mom photos of myself, really buff. [Laughs.] That sounds so wrong!


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