EW sat down with Elizabeth Banks to discuss her upcoming film, Pitch Perfect, and asked her a few questions about The Hunger Games as well. Banks revealed her inspiration for Effie’s Capitol accent.
Let’s talk Hunger Games: Where did you come up with Effie’s voice?
It’s a combination of The Philadelphia Story and Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame.
Rosalind Russell is just amazing. It’s one of my favorite performances ever. I wanted Effie to be really theatrical. I just wanted to make sure she didn’t sound too British. She needed to be a little highfalutin.
What do you think, Does Effie sound like you expected?
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