In our detailed frame by frame analysis of the official trailer for The Hunger Games, our reviewer Hamilton, had one thing to say about Seneca Crane: “That is some beard”.
Well he’s not the only one to think it was a pretty impressive display of man-scaping. In fact Seneca’s beard (sported by actor Wes Bentley) has received a fair bit of on-line love including a Facebook fan page! There’s also the Seneca Crane beard cutout.
And now MTV has posted an “interview” with the Head Gamekeeper’s beard.
Here’s some of what the beard had to say:
So when you say that you read for the part…
Oh, right. I mean, I didn’t actually have to read, you know. I’m a beard. I just attached myself to Wes Bentley’s face while he read the part and tried to hold it together.
Speaking of Wes Bentley, what’s it been like to work with him?
I’ve always admired Wes as an actor, so of course I was thrilled to learn I’d be working alongside him. And Wes, I mean, he’s done a lot of movies, but he’s never actually worked with facial hair before, so it was a new thing for both of us. I admit, it was a little awkward at first—I mean, it’s the first day of filming, I’ve just met the guy, and I have to just plaster myself all over his face—but we got comfortable pretty fast. By the time we were done shooting, he was touching and twirling me so easily that it was like I was actually his beard.