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Lenny Kravitz: Hunger Games' Cinna!

Lenny Kravitz: Hunger Games' Cinna!

Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Cinna in The Hunger Games!

The 46-year-old rocker will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, who’s playing Katniss Everdeen, as her assigned fashion stylist for the Games.

“Though he’s a mild mannered first time stylist, the designs he creates, such as the ‘Girl On Fire’ costume for the tributes’ live televised debut, are show-stopping. With odds being set, wagers being placed, and wealthy benefactors able to occasionally intervene in the games, a high public profile is tantamount to a huge advantage for any contestant entering the arena. The stunning and unique designs Cinna creates for Katniss define her public identity, and in an all too real way, could also contribute to her very survival.”

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  • Merson

    Jennifer is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. I love her. She’s a really sweet girl.

  • quincy

    hmm….I always pictured Cinna as a gay hipster Adam Lambert type..I think I need a while to get used to this

  • ZR

    W T F ! ! ! NO.

  • DeDeDinah

    They’re both WAY too old for those parts. Lenny especially. Reread the books people.

  • asha

    Umm I was picturing Cinna to have like a gay flair to him. Whatever, it seems like none of the actors who have been cast so far are how I would have imagined them to be.

  • melannie

    I love Lenny Kravitz but I thought Cinna was supposed to look pretty normal :/

    But whatever, they chose JLaw for Katniss, the cast is already messed up.

    (No hatin’ on JLaw, it’s just that she doesn’t look like Katniss AT ALL, even if she went brunette and now everyone loves her)

  • Lena

    I loved the casting of Jennifer. I was confused/angry with the casting of Peeta/Gale. By the time Haymitch casting rolled around I was indifferent to everything. But this? I think my head is about to explode.

  • melannie


    IKR! I can’t get past the fact that they are TOO OLD. Well I can swallow that Cinna is gonna be older, but Katniss shouldn’t be! she’s the main character, they should’ve at least got her right.

  • drew

    @melannie: So since Lenny isn’t gay the character can’t have a gay flair?

    I don’t think Cinna’s age matters nearly as much as the trio’s ages. He has a rock-and-roll look. It isn’t exactly like the books, but he looks like a rebel. I actually thought he was really solid in Precious. I think he’ll be good.

  • Dani

    SO unexpected. I always imagined Cinna to be quite small and skinny looking. I think I kinda like this casting though. It’s different.

  • Myu

    Honestly, I thought Cinna was a white guy. :\ No offence to Lenny or others out there, but I always thought of him as kind of a pale guy, gold eye liner, dark hair, really thin. Kinda hipster-ish. With a bit of a subtle gay flair to him. This is too weird for me. I don’t particularly like this choice in casting. And it’s upsetting because Cinna’s my favourite character.

  • MJ

    I’m not saying that he should’ve been cast in the role, but as far as physical appearance and style, I pictured Cinna as Johnny Weir, so Lenny is pretty much a complete 180 from there…

  • Kayla

    @drew: it says in the books that Cinna is conservative in his appearance in comparison to the other wild people of the Capitol. It never says, nor implies, that his physical appearance is “rebel-like.”

  • yaya

    Lenny grow your hair back….please!

  • Jessa

    LenCrav is Hott.

  • Courtney

    I wasn’t expecting this at all…

  • Maria

    Worst. Cast. Ever. That’s all I have to say.

  • Danielle

    @Merson: I am little scary of you. You always post this comments in others sites…

  • http://n/a grace

    lenny would have been a good choice.. like 20 years ago… the dude’s in his 40s, cinna is only supposed to be a little bit older than katniss….its only his first styling job for the hunger games and katniss is surprised when she realises how young he actually is!
    i’m just going to go some work, try and get my mind off the fact that cillian murphy didn’t take out the role. seriously guys, i’m so depressed.

  • Sabrina

    I’m so not glad to see him as Cinna. Cinna is one of my favorite characters, I was waiting for him so impatiently and now, what I see ? Lenny Kravitz. He doesn’t suit at all ! I was seeing Cinna like a skinny, young, white man,… I’m so angry !
    The cast is a big joke. Peeta, Katniss… Re read the book ! But I trust them, especially Jennifer Lawrence, It will certainly look good..
    I just don’t understand why they just took famous actors and actresses… I mean, Hunger Games has already many fans. They don’t need celebrities for the movie’s success.

  • Amy

    :( Oh No !
    He is very ugly :( :(

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  • eunice

    WAHAHAHAHA I DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING there are so many better actors out there who could’ve been perfect for this role (and i’m not just talking about cinna, peeta as well)

  • jergins

    This makes no sense to me… Cinna to me was short, skinny, Filipino (i don’t why) but something Asian, and young..

  • Sweet Pea

    Lenny is a beautiful man.

  • DiCarlo

    I thought it was Dax Sheppard who was supposed to play Cinna?

  • Chloe

    Good god, this movie is starting to become Twilightish.

  • lucas

    @quincy: why not a gay, not so flaming, black guy. still works.

    I’m just thrilled that they didn’t cast yet another white actor.

  • lucas

    @DeDeDinah: This is an adaptation. There’s no law that says that everything has to be just like in the books. So how about you get over it.

  • lucas

    @melannie: Given that Katniss is THE character of the movie, she was never likely to be played by an under 18 actress. Labor laws are too restrictive.
    And in the end, it’s about whether Jennifer can make us believe she’s the character (ya know if she can act) not if she literally is the character.

    That said, if it bugs you that much, pretend this movie doesn’t exist. refuse to read the articles, don’t go see it. Just kick back and read the books and be happy that it can be just the way you think it should be, up in your head.

  • lucas

    @Chloe: It won’t be ‘becoming Twilightish’ until you have the rumors about a real off screen love triangle between the actors playing the trio. Which of course will be all ‘no comment’ and no proof. Just like with the totally not real Robsten and totally not real and very very lamely named Jalice.

  • lucas

    @Chloe: It won’t be ‘becoming Twilightish’ until you have the rumors about a real off screen love triangle between the actors playing the trio. Which of course will be all ‘no comment’ and no proof. Just like with the totally not real Robsten and totally not real and very very lamely named Jalice.

  • Marielle

    Oh my god no!! This is terrible, he is nothing like Cinna is portrayed D:

  • Laura

    WTF? sorry, most of this damn cast for the hunger games sucks. NOTHING fits in with most of these characters, i must say im very disappointed.

  • Cheryl W.

    Man, not Lenny! I was hoping for either Jim Carrey or Johhny Depp to play Cinna.

  • Esther

    I’m so disapointed in the casting. Fans are did a better job. they should of listened to them. Seriously Lenny for Cinna. Arh I hope this guy CAN act how else am I going to cry when he gets beaten up???

  • Laina

    I don’t see what’s so bad about Jennifer Lawrence- she’s a great actress and can pull it off. But Lenny Kravitz? I imagined Cinna as normal- brown hair, tall, kinda skinny, (not to be racist) and white. I’m sorry but the movie just took a wrong turn.

  • grace

    I’m sorry, no. Just no. I’ve put too much into loving these books to have them RUINED by a terrible film adaptation like they did to Twilight.

    Harry Potter. I mean seriously. Best book series to film series probably ever done in the history of filmmaking. WarnerBrothers people. If they can do THAT and make millions of people happy without screwing it up, why can’t they do it for the Hunger Games? Pick better actors. Get a better producer. I don’t care. I know there is a right way to do this – you just haven’t figured it out yet.

    Jennifer: Please don’t do to Katniss what Kristen Stewart did to Bella. Please do not murder your character. Don’t use the script as a guide, use the BOOK as a guide. (I don’t think Kristen Stewart ever read Twilight to be perfectly honest).

    I don’t understand how they cast him as Cinna when EVERYONE ELSE’S VIEW of him was completely different. This is how they make fans angry.

    This is why Breaking Dawn got a 27% critic score and a 92% audience score. The audience only liked it because they like the book (and taylor lautner) and the critics understood that it was TERRIBLE.

    Aim to please the critics AND the fans. Then everybody wins.

  • Annie

    That’s worst choice they could made!!!
    I can give you few actors that would be perfect:
    Simon Baker- my favourite, I always imagined Cinna like this.
    Jude Law
    Ewan McGregor
    But Lenny Kravitz? No!
    In book he has light skin, brown hair and looks inconspicuous!
    I was waiting for Hunger Games, but when I found that this actor is playing Cinna I lost a lot of enthusiasm. Cinna was my favourite character and I’ve expected much more.