The Hunger Games cast and crew were out in force last night for the London premiere of Mockingjay – Part 2, and as well the beautiful lineup of frocks (oh hi J-Law nailing it, AGAIN), there was one cast member everyone couldn’t stop talking about.
We are indeed talking about Sam Claflin. Sam – who reprises his role of Finnick Odair in the fourth and final film this winter – chose the very public event to share his VERY exciting news.
Yep, Sam and his wife Laura Haddock are expecting their first child. Cue the ahhhs.
The adorable pair, who married in 2013, couldn’t look happier as they walked the red carpet hand in hand, excited to share their news.
Laura looked absolutely stunning in a floor length, jewel encrusted, white gown which she accessorised with a casual low chignon and dark berry lip. As the couple posed for the paparazzi at the premiere, Sam looked on gushingly at his wife.
Sam met Laura, who is probably best known for her role in The Inbetweeners, in 2011 when they both were auditioning for parts in My Week with Marilyn.
Speaking last October Sam said: ‘We found out we had the same agent and then bumped into each other the next morning at the station. I didn’t know anything about her other than that her name was Laura, she was very attractive and she seemed lovely. But I went home, woke my friend up at 7am and said, “I just met the girl I want to marry. I love this girl like, I love her. She’s perfect.”‘
Hunger Games fans that turned up to see the stars at the UK premiere we’re super excited about the surprise, and Sam took time to pose for photos with the crowd.