He Says, She Says: Jena Malone + Sam Claflin
The hot new duo in this fall’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sam Claflin & Jena Malone give us a retro fashioned view. Here’s a little glimpse at their Glamour shoot and a little He Says | She Says Q+A from the Finnick and Johanna characters from the september issue with JENNIFER ANISTON.
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.
G: 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.
G: 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.
Sam Claflin’s career is the stuff of fairy tales. We met the 27-year-old Brit in Pirates 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.
G: How did you transform yourself into an Adonis?
SC: I had chicken and asparagus every day for three months. My girlfriend was quite happy.
G: Did you take pics?
SC: I was sending my mom photos of myself, really buff. [Laughs.] That sounds so wrong!
Photo 1: Sam (Tom Ford suit & shirt and Walter Steiger shoes). Jena (Valentino dress, Salvatore Ferragamo bag and Jimmy Choo heels).
Photo 2: Sam (Sandro blazer & pants, A.P.C turtleneck and Fantas-Eyes sunglasses). Jena (Dolce & Gabbana dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Jimmy Choo sunglasses).
Photo 3: Sam (Burberry London coat and Church’s shoes). Jena (Burberry Prorsum coat, Kate Spade New York bag and Christian Louboutin heels).
Sam and Jena photo credit: Frederike Helwig
Cover photo credit: Alexei Hay
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