Philip Seymour Hoffman has finally commented on joining the franchise.
Ever since we heard the slightest inkling that he could be Plutarch Heavensbee – such a pleasant surprise and probably one of the most widely accepted casting rumor – we’ve wanted to hear his thoughts on the series.
And with his interview with Entertainment Weekly, we find out that though he hadn’t read the books prior, he was attracted to the role because of the talent involved and because of interest in the character. As someone deeply involved in the fandom, it’s a little hard to gauge what someone of his acting caliber thought of the series. We’re so sure that The Hunger Games is amazing, the actors are perfect, and nothing else can touch it. But that’s us, the super fans. But what about Philip Seymour Hoffman? Do actors like him hold this franchise in as high of a regard as we do?
Snagging Donald Sutherland seemed like a little bit of a coup, it didn’t really occur to us that it would happen again with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catching Fire. Sometimes you get told one too many times that The Hunger Games is just the new popular thing with the young people, the newest fad now that Harry Potter is done, and that it’s “the new Twilight” – gag – that you start believing it on some unconscious level. So it’s a great to be reassured that it didn’t seem like it took much arm-twisting to get PSH on board. And we’re excited to see what comes of this.
You ever read his initials like you’re making a dismissive noise?