Today, you’ll recognize actor Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games movies, but once upon a time, he was a Katniss Everdeen fan like everyone else.
“When I first watched the first Hunger Games, I thought it was a one-off film,” Claflin told Fusion’s own Alicia Menendez. “I had no idea it was based on books.”
A few weeks later, he was invited to audition for a film with a (fake) working title of The Idiom—a film that turned out to be Catching Fire.
“The only thing that was a bit of a giveaway was that there was a character called Katniss,” he laughed.
Watch Sam and costar Jena Malone (who plays Johanna Mason) chat with Alicia about the satisfying finale to the series and our unrealistic expectations of celebrities. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 arrives in theaters today.
Watch the full interview below.