The Hero's Call To Adventure: Sam Claftin
In 2013 up-and-coming actor Sam Claflin was on the brink of stardom, with only two films under his belt. Fresh from filming "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and "Snow White And The Huntsman." He was just tapped to co-star in "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and had just arrived at yet another audition. It was at that audition he met his wife Laura Haddock. For him, it was a lightning bolt. Sufficient, that he didn't even worry about if he had booked the job. From the moment he read opposite her, his life changed for the better. Finding out that they shared the same agent; he knew it was meant to be. Just like Sam Claflin's career.
I walked into an audition room, I saw her and I knew. I’m not kidding for the life of me. She was reading in for a part and it’s my fourth free call. I’ve done previously three auditions with this other girl reading and this girl walked in and I walked out the audition, couldn’t care less if I got the part. I called my agent, I said, 'Mate, I am in love.' He’s like, 'How did the audition go, mate?' I was like, 'No, no, you don’t understand. I have just met the woman I want to marry," Claflin gushed, unabashedly.
Sam Claflin on his wife Laura Haddock, Transformers Actress
Mind The Gap - Sam Claflin Met His Wife, Laura Haddock, On the London Underground
After the audition he thought he blew and could care less about, Sam Claflin went off to party with his mates - ALL night. Waking at 5am, at a friends apartment after a drunken night, Sam Claflin recalls braving the cold morning light to go home. We all know the feeling - everything is too bright and too loud and your tongue sticks to the top of your mouth and lips stick to your teeth from dry mouth. The bottom line: not his best day. But something was stuck in his craw. A mood he couldn't shake, or even give a name to the feeling. He was in love. For the first time in his life. It was a siren call to his heart. With Laura Haddock on his mind, Sam Claflin stumbles onto the first train of the Underground. He's feeling seedy, smelly and just wanting to get home and have a good soak in the tub. At this precise moment, he feels the strong rush of wind, signaling the arrival of his train. The doors open and there SHE is: Laura Haddock is standing before him. And all he can do, is feel the electricity between them and sheepishly smile his hello and get on board and try his best to make small talk. This is what they call "Kismet." It was truly meant to be.
"I went to a party in East London and at 5:00 a.m., I stayed up all night having fun with my friends and got on the first tube, or the subway home; the subway doors opened at my stop and she was standing there."
Sam Claflin On Falling In Love With His Wife Laura Haddock
Strangers On A Train
Never was there two lovers meant to be, like Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock. When an unstoppable force, meets an immovable object, you have what's called, inertia. Both actors experienced the weird electric pull between them and were compelled to stay in contact. Serendipity is too loud to ignore when it had Sam meet the woman of his dreams at an audition and then seemingly randomly, after an all night binge with his his mates. When you look upon the goddess, you either turn away and run, or stay and bask in her glow. Sam Claflin chose to stay and Laura Haddock held space for him to become the man he is today. She saw it then, reflected in his eyes.
'She was like, "Sam?" and I was like "Oh my God, I'm still in the same clothes? My God - I smell." But, yeah, we exchanged information.'
Sam Claflin, on Transformers Actress Laura Haddock.
Secret Wedding In 2013
When Transformers actress Laura Haddock and Hunger Games star Sam Claflin decided to tie the knot, he knew he wanted her and only her to be the mother of his children. For such a down-to-earth couple, a big splash was not their style. They chose to hold their nuptials in a private wedding, with family and friends. It wasn't too long before the wedding went viral on tumblr and the secret was out for all the world to see. Their wedding was official. And Sam Claflin couldn't have been more happier with Laura Haddock.
"To have a wife with such wondrous, creative imagination, who planned every inch of it, made the day all the more special. Every five seconds I find myself falling harder and deeper in love with her."
Sam Claflin waxes on romantically about his wife and baby mama Laura Haddock
Sam Claflin & Laura Haddock Welcome Son in 2016
In January 2016, Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock welcomed their firstborn son, "Pip" into the world and the couple couldn't be happier to share the news.
Sam Claflin Reflects On Fatherhood
It's no accident that Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock's baby and first child is named "Pip." "Pip" is the main protagonist in the Dickens novel "Great Expectations." The monicker certainly is not by accident. Sam Claflin, much like the character "Pip," has been propelled by a rich benefactor; or in this case, since it's in modern times, a studio - from humble digs, to a high-born life. To name their first born child "Pip," shows the deep-rooted, down-to-earth sensibility of his parents. There is nothing more sacred than bringing a child into the world and there is nothing like a love story between two kindred spirits. That is truly who Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock are.
Transformers Actress Laura Haddock Pregnant, For The Second Time
On October 16th it was clear for all the world to see, that Sam Claflin and wife Laura Haddock had more good news. She arrived looking breathtaking, glowing and sporting an obvious baby bump at the Birks Jewellery Premier Launch Party. No loud proclamation or press release, but it was obvious that she was pregnant. The couple are both wildly successful, balancing work and family. In fact, like that new baby, Sam and Laura are growing into their lives together and we couldn't be happier for them.
What Dreams May Come
Life is but a dream. Shakespeare knew it. The guy who wrote "Row, Row, Row your boat," knew it. And Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock know it. Their core values are reflected back at one another, as they co-journey through life. The new life inside Laura Haddock is the greatest seed of hope for the future and a hint of immortality. Life doesn't get any better than that.