The latest edition of Lucky Magazine features Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games on the cover along with an extensive article about her work and her life.
They do ask her about The Hunger Games and what it was like playing Effie.
Here’s what she had to say:
In her role as Effie Trinket in next month’s Hunger Games—based on the dystopian young adult trilogy that has a cult following of Twilight proportions—Banks collaborated with the producer and director to ensure that her character would be uniquely hideous. Playing the upbeat mentor to children who battle to the death on live television, she sports shaved eyebrows, cotton-candy hair and a bleached-white face that emphasizes every wrinkle. And then there’s Banks’ special contribution, the voice, which sounds like a demented ’50s schoolmarm: “It’s based on my heroes, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story.”
You can read the entire article here