New Stills Of Katniss With Cinna And Katniss In District 12 Training Outfit
In an recent interview Lenny Kravitz had with Rolling Stone.
Lenny Kravitz talked a little about playing District 12 Tributes’ stylist, Cinna, in which Rolling Stone also revealed a new still of Cinna with Katniss Everdeen played by Oscar Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence (above).
That changed in a big way with his first feature-film role in the 2009 drama Precious, and now with a key role in next month’s The Hunger Games. Based on the hugely popular novel of the same name, the new film is set in post-apocalyptic North America, where teenage gladiators are chosen to battle to the death in annual televised games. Kravitz plays Cinna, stylist and confidant to the rebellious Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence), the central figure in the book and movie.
“I always figured it would come back into my life,” Kravitz says of acting. “I was an actor when I was a kid. When I realized music was my thing, I just gave it up. I put blinders on, just focused on music. It’s come back now and I really am enjoying it.”
Kravitz took the role after meeting with director Gary Ross (Pleasantville) and reading the first book of the best-selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins. “I thought it was really good storytelling,“ Kravitz says. “I’m very much into stories. The character was interesting. I like Gary’s previous work. And I said, Yeah, let’s go.”
In The Hunger Games, his character creates a series of striking outfits for the young warrior, which isn’t exactly a stretch for the stylish rocker. “He’s very streamlined, he’s very quiet,” Kravitz says of Cinna. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s confident. He’s got a big heart. I just liked the way he moved – very smooth.”
As a musician, Kravitz is used to being in total control of his work – writing, performing and producing – and that control reflects on him as an artist. “It’s about me, as it should be,” he says. “But in this case, it’s got nothing to do with me. It’s about a director’s vision, a character, and I really like that.”
Visit Rolling Stone for the full interview.
In a video interview with IGN, Lenny Kravitz went on to talk about playing Cinna which is accompanied by a new still of back of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 12 training outfit.
You can watch the video interview with Lenny Kravitz over at IGN.
‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.
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