A new clip from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire shows off Elizabeth Banks’ remarkable Effie character as she brings Katniss and Peeta into President Snow’s party.
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“The presidential palace,” sighs Effie with triumph in her eyes. “The party of the year. Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on. I’m talking to you, Katniss.”
Effie describes the event that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are attending. “There will be photographers, interviews, everyone will be here to celebrate you, my victors. Breathe it all in, children. This is all for you.”
Notes Peeta sarcastically, “It’s cozy.”
We love this clip because of Banks’ stellar Effie portrayal. The character is so proud of her Victors’ win and can’t wait to show them off to the Capitol’s residents.
Though we don’t see it in the clip, this scene is also where Katniss meets the new Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman). In the book she sees that he has a watch with a mockingjay hidden in it, but this glimpse into where his loyalties lie is not seen in the movie. Instead, Heavensbee drops a verbal clue.
Hypable saw Catching Fire last week and encourage you to read our review (spoiler free if you know what happens in the book).
Earlier today we showed you another clip where Beetee shows Katniss how to spot forcefields.
The Hunger Games sequence directed by Francis Lawrence opens in theaters November 22, 2013.
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