Elizabeth Banks has been super busy this year with four movies out so far, including The Hunger Games.
With her latest film, People Like Us, just being released, Elizabeth has been doing a bunch of press, answering all kinds of questions.
In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elizabeth talks about being on the look out for great roles, including being part of The Hunger Games as Effie Trinket.
She tells Philly.com that from reading the book, she got a sense that an adaptation of The Hunger Games would really take off:
“I wouldn’t say its success came as a total surprise. I was a huge fan of the books and of the characters and of that world, and then I’m a huge Gary Ross fan” — The Hunger Games’ director.
“That said, I don’t think we knew how rabid the young people were going to be about it. It’s always tricky, especially because of the subject matter. But I did know that we all loved it, and if there were enough of us out there and they bought tickets that it would translate. And the way that the film has been embraced is incredible.”