Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Elizabeth Banks didn't have to worry about wearing those body-hugging anxiety-inducing wetsuits most of the young cast had to slip into for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Banks got to live out most little girls' dreams by playing some major fashion dress-up for her role as District 12 escort Effie Trinket in the first two Hunger Games movies.

"A lot of it is couture right off the runway," Banks told me about her latest frocks. "Trish Summerville came in to do costumes. She really sourced everything from an incredible group of designers. A lot of it was Alexander McQueen and like really museum quality stuff."

One particular McQueen piece looked as if it could flutter away at any moment.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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 "I wear this butterfly dress that's actually 10,000 feathers hand painted to loo like monarch butterflies," Banks said. "That's the kind of detail we're dealing with on this film."

Banks was in hair and makeup for about three to four hours every day before shooting.

Lenny Kravitz, who plays Katniss' stylist Cinna, makes a much more subtle statement. He wore a sliver of gold eyeliner in the first flick, but had hoped to change things up for Catching Fire.

"We tried so many things for hours and hours and we went right back to the simple gold eyeliner," the rocker said.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is in theaters on Nov. 22.

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