'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Changes Fan-Favorite Sceneby: Posted:
Not all fans of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be thrilled by the on-screen adaptation.
Sam Claflin, who plays the hunky, trident-wielding Finnick Odair, has revealed that in order to keep the film family-friendly, certain much-loved sections of the book have been… moderately altered.
Maybe “censored” would be a better word.
Specifically? Claflin tells fans of the infamous scene where Finnick Odair teases Katniss Everdeen by tromping around in nothing but a very precarious and well-placed knot of fishing net.
“There are certain aspects you can’t include, one being, Finnick Odair wearing just the net, not covering his crotch – that was something that we couldn’t, unfortunately, include but you know, I’m scantily clad,” Claflin admits. “Hopefully people will still be happy.”
Maybe not as happy?
“They did have to tone it down from what it is in the book because they can’t make it too graphic if you know what I’m saying… Because it was just a knot covering his, basically, you know what I’m saying! I was definitely prepared to do anything. But the costumer said ‘Well we can’t have you in nothing’ so I’m kind of covered up,” Claflin explained further.
Still, he calls filming the scene “the scariest moment of my life.”
“I’m on Twitter and so many people have been like ‘Don’t mess this up, or we will kill you.’”
Will Claflin still be able to encompass the character of Finnick? The “Hunger Games” filmmakers certainly have faith in him.
“Sometimes you get someone with the swagger but not the soulfulness or the other way around,” they said of casting Claflin. “Sam had both. He is such a sweet, sweet fellow.”
Are you disappointed, Finnick fans?