Sam Claflin Appears in The Observer, Talks Playing the Heart-Throb

November 19, 2015
Sam Claflin wears jacket Bottega Veneta.
Sam Claflin wears jacket Bottega Veneta.

Sam Claflin receives quite the fashion makeover for The Observer. Photographed by Alex Bramall, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 star is styled by Helen Seamons. Embracing bold prints, Claflin is captured in decadent pieces such as Louis Vuitton’s graphic coat and Dries Van Noten’s embellished shirt.

Dishing on the type of roles he has been offered as an actor, Claflin confesses, “I hate being offered heart-throb after heart-throb. 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.'”

Claflin explains, “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.” The 29 year-old actor continues, “But my upbringing was the polar opposite of the guys in that film. I’m not very well educated. Douglas Booth and I went to Eton College for the day with the director, because we were the only two cast members who hadn’t been to private school. It was a real insight into a world that I hadn’t known existed.” Read more on TheGuardian.com.

Sam Claflin wears jacket Acne Studios and sweater Valentino.
Sam Claflin wears jacket Acne Studios and sweater Valentino.
Sam Claflin wears coat Paul Smith, shirt Prada, boots Trickers and trousers Burberry.
Sam Claflin wears coat Paul Smith, shirt Prada, boots Trickers and trousers Burberry.
Sam Claflin wears coat Paul Smith.
Sam Claflin wears coat Paul Smith.
Sam Claflin wears coat Louis Vuitton and turtleneck John Smedley.
Sam Claflin wears coat Louis Vuitton and turtleneck John Smedley.
Sam Claflin wears shirt Dries Van Noten.
Sam Claflin wears shirt Dries Van Noten.

Grooming: Ciona Johnson-King at Aartlondon using Clinique for Men
Photographer’s Assistant: Michael Furlonger
Fashion Assistant: Hannah Davidson

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