Philip Seymour Hoffman talks Catching Fire

News Glen Chapman
6 Aug 2012 - 05:43
The Hunger Games

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman talks about his role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the follow up to The Hunger Games...

For those who haven't read Catching Fire and want to go into the film unspoiled, it might be best to avoid reading the following post.

Following the success of The Hunger Games, work got underway on the sequel, Catching Fire. The film is shaping up nicely, with some great actors involved. One such actor is Philip Seymour Hoffman, and here's what he has to say about his role, and what attracted him to it:

I liked the people involved, 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?”

Hoffman stated that he hadn't read any of the books prior to seeing the movie, The Hunger Games, or reading the script for 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.”

Hoffman is obviously a great actor but his appearances in blockbusters have been far from regular, here's what he had to say about joining one of the biggest franchises of the moment:

 “Things always pass over, you know? I don’t know what it will be like. But, you know, I’m not playing Katniss. [Laughs] I’m not in high-profile movies in that way too often, so it usually passes. I’m 45. I think it will be all right.”

Catching Fire is set for release in November 2013.

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