MTV caught up with The Hunger Games stars, Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Banks on the red carpet just beore the MTV Movie Awards.
They ask about Elizabeth’s transformation into Effie Trinkett and which co-star they would save from a zombie attack.
“I might save Woody,” Banks said. “No, he could save himself, maybe. He’s already fought off zombies in one of my favorite zombie movies.”
Banks is of course referring to “Zombieland,” in which Harrelson battled against the walking dead with Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. But since he proved himself fully capable, the actress picked a different co-star to save: “I probably would save Jennifer,” she said.
Hutcherson nodded in agreement. “I think Jennifer, too,” he said, “just because I think she means the most to the continuing of the story and to the fans.”
“I’d want to be the savior of Katniss,” Banks added.
“That’d be a good one to be,” Hutcherson said.
Among the many nominations for “The Hunger Games,” both actors have a shot at a coveted Golden Popcorn on their own. Banks is up for Best On-Screen Transformation and Hutcherson is vying for Best Male Performance.
“Little guy from Kentucky that could,” the actor laughed when Sway mentioned his shot at the award. “It’s crazy, man. It’s crazy.”
When we asked what it was like to see Banks’ on-screen transformation, he called the process “insane.” “The amount of conversation that went into the smallest details of, like, what color her eyebrows should be was astonishing,” he said. “That whole process was way more than I would ever go through for a role.”