Philip Seymour Hoffman has a new interview with the Independent and talks about the Master, what is was like going up on stage for the Oscars, and his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
When discussing ‘The Master’, he says it’s not based on scientology, but when the interviewer asks him about his potential Oscar chances for playing such a complex figure in the movie, he laughs the question away. He’s already won an Oscar and been nominated more than once, but he says winning the award and walking up on stage is terrifying - "Getting up in front of 100 million people… you can't imagine the fear! You don't get up there in joy. You get up there in absolute terror. Like I'm going to say something really stupid and everyone in the world will hear!"
He also talks about his upcoming role in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and says he’s very surprised at the dark turn the books have taken. He says, "I wasn't aware of the books until the film came out and people made me aware of them. 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."
Of course, he’s about to become a teen idol now, just as Lenny Kravitz and Woody Harrelson have. But when he’s asked about, he jokes, “I don't think that will happen!"