“The time has come to select one couragious young man and woman for the honor of representing District 12 in 74th Annual Hunger Games”
You might have heard the phrase above from Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games Trailer and noticed how thick her accent is. Yes, it is The Capitol accent, the accent that we had so curious about for the past couple of years after reading the Trilogy.
Let’s talk Hunger Games: Where did you come up with Effie’s voice?
It’s a combination of The Philadelphia Story and Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame.
Rosalind Russell is just amazing. It’s one of my favorite performances ever. I wanted Effie to be really theatrical. I just wanted to make sure she didn’t sound too British. She needed to be a little highfalutin.
Which fans are more intense: A cappella fans or Hunger Games fans?
I would bet there’s a ton of crossover.
Would Effie Trinkett have been in an a cappella group?
Sure. There might be a cappella groups in the Capitol. That’s probably allowed. I think the Capitol wouldn’t find that too threatening.
But not in District 12, right?
They probably do a little barbershop in District 12. They need something to keep their spirits up.
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