Philip Seymour Hoffman talked with The Independent about his new film The Master and also a bit about The Hunger Games. SPOILERS AHEAD if you haven’t read Mockingjay.
“I wasn’t aware of the books until the film came out and people made me aware of them,” he says. “I’m in the middle of reading the last one now; they’re very special.
“She’s written these books for teenagers about fascism and they overthrow fascism, and then what overthrows fascism is as bad as the fascist government. It’s so smart.” Does he think teens get the political subtext? “I can’t see how they couldn’t. She’s very clear.” So does this mean he’s about to become a teen idol? “I don’t think that will happen!” And he smiles – a rare ray of sunshine across a cloudy face.
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