Philip Seymour Hoffman sat down with Inside movie/EW to discuss taking on the role as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. They asked the Oscar winning actor why he wanted to join the cast of Catching Fire?
“It’s a great group of actors. It’s a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role. He’s somebody who’s part of the revolution, but you don’t know it. The idea that somebody would be risking themselves in such an extreme way to join something that’s that dangerous because he thinks it’s the future…that’s interesting stuff, you know?”
Hoffman didn’t read the best seller before being cast but is now half way through the second book.
“It’s good,” he says. “I’ve read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself. [Laughs] But I’m reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy.”
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