The Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks has revealed how she emailed director Gary Ross, when she found out that he would be directing The Hunger Games, to let him know that she wanted the role of Effie in the movie. Elizabeth said in an interview with Den of Geek, that Gary was a bit too worried about casting Katniss before giving her the role of Efffie.
Banks explained, “Well, I really loved the books. I was an early adopter of The Hunger Games, I read them before they were best sellers, I was on the pre-order wait list for Mockingjay on Amazon.”
She added, “And Gary and I made Seabiscuit together, so when he got the job, I knew that the book was in great hands, and so – he and I are friends, so I just sent him an email that said ‘I love these books, and I’d love to play Effie’ and he said to me ‘yeah, that’s great Banks – I need to find Katniss.’”
Elizabeth continued, “I think I emailed him like the day after he got the job. I was like ‘Oh! You got the job! So, anyway, I’d like to play Effie!’ He was like ‘yeah, yeah, I have to find these kids first.’”
The Hunger Games is set to be released on March 23.