Following his trials in The Hunger Games and a couple of prominent roles in films such as Their Finest and Me Before You to engage his natural charm, Sam Claflin’s latest film finds itself in UK cinemas today. My Cousin Rachel is the second film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel following the 1952 feature starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland.

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Claflin leads the film with Rachel Weisz, and they fall under the direction of Roger Michell whose previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. The film co-stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours) who we also spoke to – check back later for those interviews.

Scott Davis was our man asking the questions, and he spoke to Claflin about his take on his character, the seductive nature of the mystery at the centre of the film, and working with Rachel Weisz.

Here’s the film official synopsis:

A dark romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

My Cousin Rachel is released on June 9th.