Elizabeth Banks talked to collider.com about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and what she wants to bring to Effie this time around, and also about her co-star Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) and director Francis Lawrence.
Now that you know what to expect fromThe Hunger Games fandom, what’s it like to gear up for that again with Catching Fire?
BANKS: I’m really happy that I don’t look like Effie Trinket, in real life. That’s a blessing! It’s really fun to go into a job knowing everybody. (Director) Francis Lawrence is amazing, and he’s got a great handle on everything and everybody. The stakes are definitely raised, in this one. The emotional stakes are raised. My costumes are all bigger and better and more over-the-top. Everybody is pulling out all the stops. We have so many amazing new actors coming to work with us. I just met Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and that was like, “Wow, we’ve got some really amazing actors joining us! That’s crazy!” It’s great. I’m super excited. I love Effie so much.
Will there be more of a human side to your character, this time around?
BANKS: In Catching Fire, Effie really starts to feel the injustice of what’s happening. We plan to explore that, in the movie.
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