I wasn’t in the right shape for Finnick for the audition. I had stubble and there was a picture of me at a premiere and everyone was like: who is this guy? He doesn’t even have blue eyes, let alone copper-coloured hair, a tan or a six pack. (x)
As well as staying in his American accent and bearing the emotion of the scene, he [Sam] had to develop a kind of muscle memory for the intricately mapped out action sequences all without “hitting someone with my trident”.
“You’re adored and you’re talented and the world is waiting to see the results of hard work for the last year”
— Natalie Dormer to Sam Claflin