Elizabeth Banks has told Collider that she’s glad she doesn’t look like Effie in real life. But that’s only because she knows how much The Hunger Games fans love her and the movie.
In a fantastic interview on her latest movie, Pitch Perfect, Elizabeth was asked about getting ready for Catching Fire and what the future holds for Effie Trinket and the excitement of meeting the new cast members for Catching Fire.
Here’s some of what she had to say:
Now that you know what to expect fromThe 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.