elizabeth-banks-effie-trinket-hunger-gamesFlamboyant and highly affected, Effie Trinket is the elaborately coiffed Public Relations handler and escort to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they are herded into the arena in THE HUNGER GAMES, the big screen adaptation of SUZANNE COLLINS’ best-selling novel of the same name. A fan of the book since reading it in its original publication, actress ELIZABETH BANKS knew from the get-go that Effie was a role she wanted to play and wrote directer GARY ROSS a letter pleading her case (the two had worked together on SEABISCUIT). Completely over-the-top and as outrageous as she is desperate to keep her job, Effie is a great role for BANKS and she truly does it justice. We sat down with the actress last week and she talked about how she pictured the character while reading the book. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE HUNGER GAMES opens in theaters 3/23