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By Dana Matthews

It was the casting game that everyone was talking about, and Sam Claflin was the victor. During a break from a busy shooting schedule in Hawaii, the 26-year-old British actor dished about landing the highly coveted role of Finnick Odair, his intense four months of training in Atlanta (hello, six-pack!), working with Jennifer Lawrence, and his "bromance" with Josh Hutcherson. Read on for the exclusive first interview with the "Catching Fire" star.

Teen Vogue: Aloha, Sam! Congratulations on scoring the role of Finnick Odair. How did this all go down?

Sam Claflin: Yeah, so they decided to go with me as opposed to any of the other young, hot, good-looking actors out there. [Laughs] I auditioned like everyone else. I didn't know what it was for before I went in, and I hadn't read the books. Looking at the page with a character named Finnick, I was like, »

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