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Why Were Sam Claflin's 'Mockingjay' Goodbyes 'Bizarre'?

Did he offer everyone sugar cubes?

With Reporting By Josh Horowitz

Although "Hunger Games" fans still have a few years to go before they say goodbye to their favorite characters, Sam Claflin's goodbyes already happened.

But the hunky actor, who returns as Finnick in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" and is at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote "The Riot Club," had a bit of an awkward exit.

"It was bizarre," Claflin said. "I think I'd said goodbye, and done all my goodbyes, and I remember feeling a little sad and anxious, kind of going, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself for the rest of my life, I'm never going to work again."

But Claflin's fears were put to rest, pretty much immediately.

"After I said the final goodbye, they go, oh actually we need you to come in tomorrow to fill in this pick up," Claflin said. "So I saw everybody the next day, and then I sort of left, and kind of felt a little weird."

To add to the awkwardness, Claflin also left a week early, before most of the stars had wrapped on the movie.

"I got out early and avoided the whole heartbreak," Claflin told us. But he added, "It's really sad."

But don't be too sad, fans! You'll get to see Finnick when "Mockingjay -- Part 1" opens November 21.