‘The Hunger Games’ star Sam Claflin talks gay fan fiction and those hunky Hemsworth brothers
Sam Claflin has yet to do a gay role on the screen but he has nothing against the idea.
He even has a suggestion involving his The Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth and all the gay-themed fan fiction written about them.
‘I love Liam … in fact, I love Chris Hemsworth. I love the entire Hemsworth family. I say we get all of us involved and we do a Fifty Shades of Grey. We can make it reality.’
Claflin, who is currently starring in My Cousin Rachel, says he would ‘jump at the chance’ to do a gay role in a film.
‘I actually got offered the role of a gay man in a TV series but I didn’t think it was well enough written,’ he tells PrideSource in an interview published today.
‘I have auditioned for gay parts and not got them and desperately wanted them. It’s nothing I’m shying away from. It’s something I fully embrace.’
Claflin did do some gay roles in drama school.
‘I’d be happy to do anything that was sort of good enough for me to kind of get my feet stuck in, like a meaty role, or an opportunity to work with a great director no matter what the story and no matter what the character,’ he says.
Claflin is in favor of a more LGBT-friendly world in general.
‘It does really upset me that people aren’t open minded,’ he says.
‘It surprises me that the world hasn’t moved on from that. People are still hung up on such a traditional old-world life, and people should be allowed to love who they want and be who they want and speak what they want and believe in what they want.
‘I think it’s a shame that people are so narrow-minded that they believe their way is the only way. It’s sickening, in all honesty.’