MTV Rough Cut’s Josh Horowitz also interview Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane) and Lenny Kravitz (Cinna).
Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote The Hunger Games!
Oh my goodness those nails!
It’s was actually the black carpet! LOL! That lucky Sarah got to kiss Lenny, Liam and Josh! AHHH!
Thank you Lili!
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 19, 2012
Lenny Kravitz tweeted a photo of him and Liam Hemsworth while Lenny was in Australia.
Having heard countless interviews with the “Hunger Games” cast, it’s become increasingly clear just how close-knit everyone on the set of the movie was. They went to dinners, explored the various areas and activities North Carolina had to offer, and performed some very creative and effective pranks on each other. During the wrap party, Jennifer Lawrence expressed this affectionate sentiment for her castmates, admitting, “I know it’s weird, but I love everyone of you guys.’” But as epic as the being on the “Hunger Games” movie set together was, the cast preferred to hang out, of all places, at Lenny Kravtiz’s hotel room.
According to the rockstar, it began with Stanley Tucci’s first night in town. “We had dinner together and we ended up hanging out in my room,” says Kravitz. “From then on it’s funny. We’d work all day and then we’d all end up in my room at night.”
Typical attendees included Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Tucci, Josh Hutcherson, and Gary Ross.
“Just hanging out,” says Kravitz. “I would dj on my iTunes from my computer and we’d listen to music all night and talk about art.”
“That is where it happened,” says Woody Harrelson. “I remember going up there and all of us sitting around talking and Lenny would put on this incredible music. You can just imagine him dj’ing! Then he had these racks of all these different clothes for his stage show, and also I suppose some of them just for him in life, they’re all hung up on roller racks. So we’re all trying on the different jackets and shirts and clothes and taking pictures and laughing. I mean, I’m telling you, this is a great group.”
Sounds like the Kravitz clubhouse was the place to be! Who else wishes they could’ve kicked back at Lenny’s hotel room with the cast?
At the recent Hunger Games movie press day Collider was able to get a ton of new interviews with the cast members. Here are a few exerts from the interview with Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz and Wes Bentley
Collider: Elizabeth, how much fun was it to totally disappear into the character?
BANKS: It’s really fun to watch yourself disappear in the movie every day, and watch Effie appear. It required a full transformation. I never knew how old she was, in reading the book. She could be 30, or she could be 100. I imagine, in the future, life expectancy is long and they use crazy plastic surgery. Who the hell knows what’s going on? So, I really wanted her to be ageless. Gary’s one real note was, “I imagine Joel Grey in Cabaret for her face.” That was our jumping off point, and why we ended up with the rough skin and the gnarliness of that.
Collider: Lenny, what do you think it is that draws Katniss and Cinna to each other?
KRAVITZ: Obviously, he has integrity. He’s at the Capitol and he’s working at the Capitol, but he’s the guy that, when the revolution busts, is going to be right there. This is not his thing, but he’s stuck within the system, and he gets to use his talent and design. From the very beginning, I think he was really taken by the fact that she took the place of her sister. When he comes in to meet her, he’s all about, “That was the bravest thing I’ve ever seen.” He’s open to her, from the very beginning. I think that he sees her integrity, and he really becomes personally invested. I don’t know how long he’s been there, but he’s been there for a little bit and he’s seen kids come and go. He dresses these kids and they’re dying. He really wants to do whatever he can do to help her survive.
Collider: Wes, did you model your character after anyone?
BENTLEY: No one in particular. I really just drew off of where we are now, with reality TV. You can’t help but see a lot of it. You choose to watch some, but with some, you just can’t help but hear it and see it. It’s just piercing in your brain. That piercing is what I was tapping into , with whatever they were doing to pierce into the minds of everybody. It takes a certain kind of person to shut your mind off to the consequences and just try to get results. That’s what I was going for – results.
To read the rest of the full interview for here
There was a Hunger Games press conference in Los Angeles yesterday with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland. The cast looks terrific! Check out the gallery below.
Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) performed at the beginning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 26th in Daytona, Florida!
He’s a NASCAR fan!
Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh/District 11) attended the 43rd NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on February 17th.
Lenny performed his new song Black and White America and Are you gonna go my way.
Lenny performing after the break!
Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) performed at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s ‘Power of Love Gala’ celebrating Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on February 18th. All proceeds from the event went to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Lenny performed Always on the Run with former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash!
I would have love to been there! So very cool. Louisville is also Jennifer Lawrence’s hometown!