'We're creating the Capitol in a real way for fans,' actress tells MTV News. By Kara Warner
Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games"Photo: Lionsgate
We've been excited about Elizabeth Banks' role as type-A District 12 escort Effie Trinkett in "The Hunger Games" ever since it was announced. And given her impressive résumé and what we've seen from the early photos of the actress in costume, it seems that Banks is Effie Trinkett.
When MTV News caught up with Banks recently while she was promoting "Man On A Ledge," we asked her about that fancy makeup and her thoughts on Effie being the "official face" of the Capitol Colours nail line.
"It's weird because it's like, 'Is it real?' They are real nail colors, but this whole 'Capitol Colours' thing, I sort of love that we're creating the Capitol in a real way for fans," she said. "I am so nerded out on the whole thing. I'm just so excited about the whole thing and the image is really neat."
Banks went on to say that her time spent in the makeup chair wasn't that extensive, it's just the extreme detail on those fancy fake eyelashes that makes everything look so complicated.
"It was really fun, and the eyelashes, we were all so enamored with them, so I'm really glad there's a great still close-up of that because they actually feature a deer with antlers, and a butterfly has landed on the antler, so you need to look a little bit closer," she advised. "It's a full forest of creatures on my eyes!"
We asked Banks if she's been paying attention to celebs like Kristen Bell who have been campaigning to be a part of the next few films.
"I'm supportive of anyone who's a fan," she said with a smile. "A lot of people don't make it out of The Hunger Games — I hope I'm not surprising anyone. So, every book requires a new set of recruits, so it's going to be really fun to see who ends up in the next edition."