Elizabeth Banks Talks Effie, Francis Lawrence, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman
In a recent interview with Collider, Elizabeth Banks talks about her new movie “Pitch Perfect” and about gearing up to return as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.
Now that you know what to expect from The Hunger Games fandom, what’s it like to gear up for that again with Catching Fire?
BANKS: I’m really happy that I don’t look like Effie Trinket, in real life. That’s a blessing! It’s really fun to go into a job knowing everybody. (Director) Francis Lawrence is amazing, and he’s got a great handle on everything and everybody. The stakes are definitely raised, in this one. The emotional stakes are raised. My costumes are all bigger and better and more over-the-top. Everybody is pulling out all the stops. We have so many amazing new actors coming to work with us. I just met Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and that was like, “Wow, we’ve got some really amazing actors joining us! That’s crazy!” It’s great. I’m super excited. I love Effie so much.
Will there be more of a human side to your character, this time around?
BANKS: In Catching Fire, Effie really starts to feel the injustice of what’s happening. We plan to explore that, in the movie.
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