Collider recently caught up with the some of the Capitol folks Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinkett) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) where they talked about the Hunger Games.
Here’s an excerpt from their interview:
Question: What attracted you guys to this project and your roles? Were you familiar with the books, before you got involved?
ELIZABETH BANKS: I was a huge, nerdy fan of the books. I read all of them long ago. I read them in hardcover, and I was on the waitlist on Amazon for (the last book) Mockingjay. I devoured these books. I loved Suzanne’s writing, loved the trilogy and loved the heroine. I love Effie. She’s comedic, and she’s the exact type of role that I like to play, if you’ve seen any of my work. It was just so much fun. And, I was so excited when it was Gary [Ross]. We made Seabiscuit together, and he’s an amazing storyteller. I knew he would treat the material with as much respect as me, being a fan, wanted whoever made it to do. And then, he put together this incredible cast, starting with Jennifer [Lawrence].
LENNY KRAVITZ: I was living under a rock and didn’t know about it.
BANKS: It really was not a best-seller until really recently.
KRAVITZ: Gary actually called to ask me to be in the film, and I had to say, “I don’t know what it is, so I have to read the book.” So, the next day I downloaded and read the book, and then called him back very quickly.
WES BENTLEY: I knew about the books, but I hadn’t read them until they offered me the role.
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