The Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks has revealed how she believes that her character Effie Trinket is absolutely fascinating. Elizabeth added that she thinks that, while Effie dominates the Capitol, she is still in a very difficult situation.
Banks explained, "Effie Trinket is an absolutely fascinating character. There's so much tension built into her. She's essentially a puppet of the regime. Effie's entire life is given to her at the hands of this totalitarian regime. So she's one of the lucky ones, in that she's in the privileged class, but at the same time, that all can be taken away from her at any moment.”
She added, "When she comes across this uncontrollable tribute, whose actions reflect on Effie, it creates a lot of tension for Effie. Effie wants Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) to win the games because that would reflect really well on her. But she does not need a revolutionary on her hands. When Katniss unwittingly becomes a revolutionary, that's a very bad thing for Effie. Everything that Katniss does reflect on Effie."
Elizabeth concluded, "Effie is very theatrical and she's outrageous. She's like your old weird great aunt who says all the wrong things at the dinner table, and who's very judgmental and really obsessed with etiquette. She's very much a throwback as a woman. She's pre-feminist, but at the same time she wants things done a certain way. So when things are unravelling around her, she becomes very unravelled. It's going to be a very fun arc to play." The Hunger Games is released on March 23, 2012.