Elizabeth Banks: “We did it! We found Effie!”
People.com has posted their exclusive look at two new photos from ‘The Hunger Games’ along with an interview with Elizabeth Banks.
“I would be in the hair and makeup trailer and I was Elizabeth, and then the wig went on and very suddenly I was Effie,” says Banks, 37. “Every day I would have that aha moment, like, ‘We did it! We found Effie!’ “
“Katniss is so strong, so courageous, and when faced with this overly positive, super-enthusiastic Effie, [Jennifer] and I definitely had some great moments of conflict,” says Banks – who admits to one major drawback in playing the outrageously dressed character.
“For sure the biggest challenge of playing Effie was the shoes!” says Banks. “All of my shoes in the movie are completely amazing but highly uncomfortable. I said to Gary, ‘You better be shooting these shoes, because they’re killing me.’ “
Such a cute interview! Now I’ll have to go back and see if I can spot Effie’s shoes at the Reaping a little better! Don’t forget to weigh in on our character analysis post on Effie as well!