Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games movie) had met Hunger Games: Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence. This is what she had to say to E! Online:
“Let me tell you what’s fun—to have the job before the director!” Banks told me at the Maui Film Festival, where she was honored with this year’s Navigator Award.
“That has never happened ever in my life,” she said.
She added with a big laugh, “Going into that meeting, I was like, ‘I have the job. You tell me what you’re going to do, buddy—cause I’m already in this hit movie.'”
Banks and Lawrence met for coffee. “We talked about where the movie is going,” she said. “It was great.” No, she’s not spilling on any specifics.
Banks is, no surprise, looking forward to playing Effie again. “I love being with Woody [Harrelson] and Lenny [Kravitz],” she said. “That’s who I get to pal around with.”
And so beautiful, too—especially the Aussie hunk of the bunch. “Liam is ridiculously good-looking,” Banks gushed. “I mean, ridiculous.”
(Source: E! Online)