Stepping out of his comfort zone, and into the boxing ring, we had the pleasure of sitting down with British actor Sam Claflin for his role in action thriller The Corrupted, directed by Ron Scalpello. In what proves to be something of a departure for the actor, we discussed with him what it was about this project that appealed to him, and why it’s important he seeks to try new and interesting things at this stage in his career.
Watch the full interview below:
We spoke with Claflin at the film’s press junket, as sadly we didn’t have the time to chat with him on set – as HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be invited along to The Troxy in East London to take a sneak peak into the making of this gritty thriller. It was one of the film’s boxing sequences, where Claflin’s character Liam was fighting at a charity event for the police force. It was a fun day out, and so interesting to see how boxing scenes are shot – and even more fascinating to see Claflin in action, who was almost unrecognisable in the role. Even though we didn’t speak to the leading man, we did however sit down and chat to vital figures in this production – such as Naomi Ackie, David Heyman and producer John Sachs.
Watch our interviews with the three of them in the video below:
Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam’s drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.
The Corrupted is released in cinemas on May 10th