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Elizabeth Banks says it’s gratifying to be Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games

12 January 2012

With the release of The Hunger Games a couple of months away Elizabeth Banks has revealed it was gratifying to win the role of Effie Trinket in the hotly anticipated the big-screen adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel.

She expressed her excitement for projects in the upcoming year in both her personal life and career telling MTV News "Obviously, The Hunger Games is coming out, and I absolutely love the series. I was a huge, dorky fan long ago; it's something I'm really gratified to be a part of, the movie, I'm really looking forward to that. I'm really looking forward to a real vacation, like a beach with no-one around, and hopefully watch movies, because I love movies and I don't get to see many movies.

I'm Secret-ing some ideas this year. I wrote them out, they're on my fridge for all to see. I won't say them here but I definitely have some specific goals. Last year is going to be hard to top.

I'm really excited about Pitch Perfect that I produced through Universal that's coming out and stars all these really amazing young actors that I hope will all be ones to watch. It's just a really fun, hilarious, insane movie that I'm really, really proud of."

Banks returns to cinemas on February 3 in the Sam worthington starring Man on a Ledge directed by Asger Leth as well as the May 18 release of Kirk Jones' What to Expect When You're Expecting.

The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross and hits cinemas on March 23 featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Isabelle Fuhrman, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones and the legendary Donald Sutherland.

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