Sam hosted a fan screening this Wednesday of “Me Before You” in London, and i’ve now added to the gallery a few photos from the event! You can also watch three interviews Sam gave during arrivals bellow!
If the heartstring-tugging trailer for Me Before You made you reach for the tissues, you weren’t the only one.
In the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ beloved novel, Sam Claflin plays Will, a dour businessman paralyzed after an accident who falls for his cheery caretaker, Lou (Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke). Sitting down with EW to talk about Me Before You, Claflin revealed that tapping into his tear-jerking role took an emotional toll on him.
“I think playing Will was undoubtedly probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he told EW. “I honestly was an emotional wreck pretty much the entirety of the film.” But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any laughter on set. In fact, Claflin added, the person who made him crack up the most was his costar Clarke, whom he described as a “ball of energy.”
“One of the hardest and most challenging things about this job was actually keeping a straight face during the scenes in which our characters weren’t meant to like each other,” Claflin said. “I had a fake beard on, and all I remember is sort of trying to hold it down because every time I’d smile, it would pop off.”
Me Before You, which was directed by Thea Sharrock, hits theaters on June 3. Watch EW’s exclusive interview with Claflin above.
Is Suzanne Collins working on prequels for her The Hunger Games?
Sam Claflin, who played Finnick Odair in the hit movie franchise, says he’s hopeful the best selling author is game for some prequels. “The great thing about what Suzanne Collins did was to create a world where people want to learn more about it and I think they absolutely have the platform to do [prequels],” the British actor told me this weekend while promoting Me Before You (in theaters on June 3).
Claflin even has some story ideas. “I think there’s so many juicy elements to this story, elements that people want to know more about, I think telling the story of how the Hunger Games first started that to me is interesting,” he said, adding, “To see Woody Harrelson’s character do his Hunger Games? I think it really really is something that could be done.”
As expected, a few interviews from the press junket Sam did with Emilia this weekend have been released! Bellow (and under the cut), you’ll find all of them. Enjoy!
To wrap up May 23rd, i bring you photos from Sam’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live along with Two Broke Girls star Beth Behrs! You can also watch one video from the talk show bellow, in which Zac Efron’s six-pack is involved?
The moment we all awaited for– Me Before You world premiere! The event happened last night, at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater in New York! I’ve added +100 photos from the premiere, where Sam’s goofy side comes out to play with Emilia! Have fun checking out the photos.