Sam Claflin has finally spoken publicly about being cast as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But he didn’t take his thoughts to any major media outlet. Instead, he spoke directly to fans via Twitter.
On his official Twitter account (@SamClaflin) today, Sam wrote:
It’s beginning. I’m so excited. Thank you all for the support – for welcoming me into #theHungerGames family @Mockingjaynet @TheHob…
@sparkswillflyco @HGFiresideChat and all my usual suspects – you know who you are (the loyal cadets) #TeamFinnick here we come! Thx again x
I’m trilled to be a part of it. Just want to reach out not only to all the new followers but to all the loyal oldies ;-) “hey”! #Dreaming
Lionsgate announced Wednesday that Sam would be playing Finnick in Catching Fire, finally confirming a long-standing rumor.
Sam will join new and returning cast members as they begin filming Catching Fire next month in Atlanta.