Hunger Games Style! Elizabeth Banks vs Effie Trinket (Photos)


Elizabeth Banks vs Effie Trinket

This Friday the much anticipated film adaptation of The Hunger Games comes to theaters near and far. And although I can’t wait to see Jennifer Lawrence’s take on Katniss, Josh Hutcherson’s take on Peeta and Liam Hemsworth’s rendition of Gale, I’m really looking forward to see Elizabeth Banks’ scene stealing and colorful role as Effie Trinket.

On her Hunger Games style she told Parade that, “The director, Gary Ross, said, ‘I have this image that she’s Joel Grey in Cabaret.’ So that’s where we got the super-white skin. She is someone striving for perfection and misfiring. I also based her partly on Rosalind Russell’s version of Auntie Mame. Effie is like your crazy aunt that sits at the dining room table and says all the wrong things at dinner.”

But Elizabeth Banks doesn’t just embrace the color and fashion forward style in the film as the Capital fashion plate Effie Trinket, she embraces it in real life too. At the Hunger Games premieres in London, Paris and Los Angeles, Elizabeth wore a trio of amazing vibrant, edgy and sequined dress. I bet even Effie Trinket would approve!

Check out photos of Elizabeth and Effie’s style right here!

  • Elizabeth Banks in Paris 1 of 9
    Elizabeth Banks in Paris
    At the The Hunger Games premiere in Paris, Elizabeth Banks stunned in a ruby red sequin dress
  • Effie Trinket and Katniss 2 of 9
    Effie Trinket and Katniss
    Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, wearing a plum outfit and hat. Very "Capital" chic.
  • Elizabeth Banks in Los Angeles 3 of 9
    Elizabeth Banks in Los Angeles
    Elizabeth Banks was glowing in a bright orange sequin dress at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games.
  • Effie Trinket All Dressed Up 4 of 9
    Effie Trinket All Dressed Up
    Effie Trinket in a deep blue/green ensemble. Very dressy compared to her company.
  • Elizabeth Banks in London 5 of 9
    Elizabeth Banks in London
    In London, Elizabeth was a wee bit of sunshine in her bright yellow sequin gown. Yup, the girl loves her sequins.
  • Effie Trinket’s Accessories. 6 of 9
    Effie Trinket's Accessories.
    Wow. Now that's a getup! And the make up and nails! Wow!
  • Elizabeth Banks in Los Angeles – the Back! 7 of 9
    Elizabeth Banks in Los Angeles - the Back!
    And she gets daring with the cut out back detail of her dress.
  • Effie Trinket’s Make-up 8 of 9
    Effie Trinket's Make-up
    The make up - yeah, it's pretty epic!
  • Elizabeth Banks 9 of 9
    Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth in real life doesn't pile it on like she does in the Hunger Games!

Photos: PacificCoastNews and Lions Gate