Philip Seymour Hoffman Halfway Through ‘Catching Fire’
Our newly appointed Plutarch Heavensbee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, spoke to Entertainment Weekly recently about what attracted him to the role of Head Gamemaker for the 75th Hunger Games in next year’s ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.
“I liked the people involved,” says Hoffman, who recently signed on to play Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. “It’s a great group of actors. It’s a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role.”
Hoffman hadn’t read Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novels when he found out he might be up for a role, so he watched the first movie and is currently halfway through the second book. “It’s good,” he says. “I’ve read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself. [Laughs] But I’m reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy.”
Glad to hear he’s reading the books and hey, he can still be surprised by the events in Mockingjay, so he’s not totally spoiled!
Source: Entertainment Weekly