Sam Claflin admits his Hunger Games accent was "terrible"

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Sam Claflin thinks his accent in The Hunger Games was "terrible".

The actor made his debut as Finnick Odair in the franchise's second instalment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and went on to reprise the role in the final two movies.

Despite the positive response to his portrayal of the District 4 victor, the native Brit doesn't think his American accent was up to scratch.

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"I feel a little more confident in myself and comfortable in myself. Especially with a part like Finnick, where he just exudes charisma," he explained during a recent interview with Variety.

"At the time, I was sh***ing myself — the first topless scene I’ve ever done, you know? Oh, my God.

"Also, I didn’t have an accent coach in Hunger Games, and I f***ing needed one. I look back and listen to myself like, 'God, that’s terrible.'"

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In the same interview, Claflin also opened up about his upcoming role as rockstar Billy Dunne in Prime Video's adaptation of Daisy Jones & The Six.

Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's best-selling novel of the same name, the miniseries will chart the rise and eventual fall of the titular band.

Speaking of his role, Claflin said: "I wanted to prove to myself that I could do things that are different and out of the box. I hoped that a few people would watch and think, Oh, wow. Actually, he’s not just this guy.'

"Now, especially — I’m not 23 with a six-pack and on the up-and-coming list anymore. I’m the older guy.”

All Hunger Games movies are available to stream on Prime Video. Daisy Jones & The Six will premiere on the streamer on Friday, March 3.

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