Cast in the role several weeks ago, for the first time Philip Seymour Hoffman is discussing his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Speaking to EW, Hoffman said, “It’s a great group of actors. It’s a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role. He’s somebody who’s part of the revolution, but you don’t know it. The idea that somebody would be risking themselves in such an extreme way to join something that’s that dangerous because he thinks it’s the future… that’s interesting stuff, you know?”
He went on to reveal that he hadn’t seen the movie or read the books when talks of his involvement first surfaced. He’s now seen The Hunger Games film and is currently reading Catching Fire: “It’s good. I’ve read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself. [Laughs] But I’m reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy.”
We’re glad to hear Catching Fire is “true to the book!”
Just yesterday Lionsgate announced that Lynn Cohen will play Mags.