08/01/2013 10:26 am ET

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

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 glamour.com/app.

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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