Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks Catching Fire and Hunger Games Trilogy
Philip Seymour Hoffman talked with the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog about his role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the Hunger Games trilogy in general. The actor, who will be playing Plutarch Heavensbee in the film, comments on how much he admires Suzanne Collins and how the story, though dealing with violent themes, is very relevant to our current society.
“It’s unbelievable what this woman has done,” the actor said in an interview. “She literally tells our modern history of war and the awful things that have happened through these science-fiction novels. In the modern day, we send children off to die to protect our way of life, basically. It’s very powerful the way she does it.”
He also mentions how excited he is to be a part of the franchise, pointing out that the writers have “added more to his character” in Catching Fire, and comments on how he’s looking forward to his role in the Mockingjay films.
“I’m looking forward to the next two [films], because his job becomes very different,” Hoffman said of Plutarch’s role. “The story becomes very different and everyone will see what happens.”
We can’t wait to see him in the role! Are you looking forward to Philip’s take on Plutarch Heavensbee?