Elizabeth Banks and the rest of the cast of the Hunger Games sequel ‘Catching Fire’ have started shooting the much anticipated second installment of the hit movie franchise. In a recent interview with Collider, while promoting her new film Pitch Perfect (that she executive produced), she talks about shooting the sequel and how wonderful the new director is.
She says, “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.”
When asked about there being a more human side to her character in this one as opposed to Hunger Games, she says, “In Catching Fire, Effie really starts to feel the injustice of what’s happening. We plan to explore that, in the movie.”
Banks recently compared Hunger Games and Twilight.