When Elizabeth Banks (who wore her own version of a girl-on-fire dress by Atelier Versace to The Hunger Games Premier) sat down to talk with Moviefone, she revealed not only that she bleached her eyebrows for the role of Effie, but that she is “enamored” with Woody Harrelson.
It really was so much fun. I’m enamored with Woody Harrelson. And I don’t know how much he committed to it but I committed to creating a lot of story [between Effie and Haymitch] out of nothing, frankly. Because there is nothing going on. We don’t really talk to each other. But I was committed to creating a physical relationship onscreen. We’re always sitting next to each other. It’s like we’re a team, but we hate each other.” Later she added, “Elizabeth Banks has a full-on crush on Woody Harrelson. Effie definitely has a crush on Haymitch, but Haymitch does not like Effie. That’s what I’d say is going on.”
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if Harrelson returns the love, or keeps mum on the topic. Banks also dished on Effie’s wardrobe – which she sees as “very Christian Dior haute couture from the ’40s” – as well as her inspiration for Effie’s Capitol accent, and her thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence as an actress. Read the entire interview here.