Sam Claflin for Glamour UK, 2014
photographed by Matt Holyoak
Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.
A newspaper voted me one of the scruffiest people in Britain. I’m quite proud of that. It’s completely true.
"I’m 22 and still think I’m young as an actor. I have so much to learn."
"I’m terrible at goodbyes. But sleep soundly, in the knowledge that I just wanna be yours, baby." (Alex Turner, Reading Festival, 23.08.2014)
do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
"At the end of the day, who everybody meets in the public eye, the public image, and myself are two different people in a way. It’s a very accessible version of me. I’m definitely more introverted. I’m definitely darker. I’m definitely more, at times, pessimistic in real life. I shouldn’t say pessimistic. That’s a little strong. I’m more pragmatic in real life because I come from a whole different body of experience."