Elizabeth Banks finds the perfect voice for Effie Trinket in <strong><em>The Hunger Games</em></strong>
As with any literary figure that springs to life on the big screen, actors and their directors are always worried about getting it right. Especially when it comes to a character like Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games novel. This is a fan favorite character, and readers have their own interpretation of who she is.

Effie is being portrayed for the first time on screen by Elizabeth Banks, and in a recent interview, she revealed that she worked long and hard to find the perfect voice for this side-show freak of a woman who escorts teenagers to an arena, where they will fight to the death.

"It's based on my heroes, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story."

Elizabeth Banks claims that she worked closely with Gary Ross to make Effie "uniquely hideous". By the looks of her in recent photos, she's succeeded.

B. Alan Orange