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Elizabeth Banks' Effie Trinket Was a Must for 'Mockingjay' Films, Director Francis Lawrence Says

Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman emerge from the Chateau Marmont after having a date night out together on Saturday (August 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 40-year-old actress just completed the ice bucket challenge where she dumped a bucket of freezing cold water on her head to raise money for ALS.

Many The Hunger Games fans have been wondering why Effie appeared in posters for Mockingjay when Elizabeth‘s character is barely featured in the last book in the series.

“How can anybody replace Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in these movies? When Suzanne Collins saw Catching Fire, she called and one of the first things she said was, ‘There’s no way Effie Trinket cannot be in the Mockingjay films.’ Effie brings such warmth and fun and levity to these dark stories. She’s the fish out of water in this one and fans will love how she has adapted to the world of District 13,” director Francis Lawrence said on the Hunger Games exclusive site. We love it!

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a J Brand leather jacket.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted by All These Celebs - Watch Now!

Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Morrison, and Geoff Stults are just some of the celebs accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Joanna Garcia, Nick Swisher, Lance Bass, Martha Stewart, Matt Lauer, and Matt Harvey also accepted the challenge to raise money for ALS Association to find a cure for ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a “progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.”

If you haven’t already, please donate to help fund research for a cure for ALS.

Make sure to check out Ansel Elgort‘s video of himself going shirtless for the challenge as well!

Elizabeth Banks – Ice Bucket Challenge

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Late Philip Seymour Hoffman Stands Strong in New Character Poster for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

Philip Seymour Hoffman appears in this brand new character poster as Plutarch for one of his final films, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

Also getting their own posters are Sam Claflin as Finnick, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks as Effie, Jeffrey Wright as Beetee, and Julianne Moore as President Coin.

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Here’s the synopsis for the film: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

In case you missed the news, Lorde is set to appear and coordinate artists for the soundtrack!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters on November 21!

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Elizabeth Banks to Produce New Workplace Comedy Series 'Resident Advisors' for Paramount Digital!

Elizabeth Banks takes a moment to pose for a few photographs as she arrives at Crossroads restaurant for dinner on Tuesday evening (July 29) in Hollywood.

The 40-year-old actress recently announced that she is set to produce a brand-new comedy series for Paramount Digital titled Resident Advisors, according to The Wrap.

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Starring Veronica Mars actor Ryan Hansen and Hangover actress Jamie Chung, the show is a workplace comedy set in a college dorm that chronicles the resident advisers who try to contain their students while having fun at the same time.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Paramount Digital Entertainment on this outrageously funny take on modern day dorm life in America,” Elizabeth said in a statement.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing J Brand jeans.

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Elizabeth Banks: 'I'm Very Genetically Blessed, I Cannot Deny It'

Elizabeth Banks carries a few bags of goodies while shopping at the farmer’s market on Sunday (July 27) in Studio City, Calif.

Last week, the 40-year-old actress was spotted looking cute and casual while touching down at LAX Airport.

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Elizabeth recently talked to New You magazine about why she isn’t concerned with her beauty.

“I didn’t quite believe I was pretty for a long time. I never thought about it. I’m very genetically blessed, I cannot deny it,” Elizabeth said. “But I work hard at keeping myself together. Yes, I have nice cheekbones and skinny legs but I can’t take any credit for it.”

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing Michael Stars shirt and shorts.

20+ pictures inside of Elizabeth Banks dropping by the farmer’s market…

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Elizabeth Banks Dishes on 'Pitch Perfect 2': The Bellas Have Gotten Too Big for Their Britches

Elizabeth Banks looks casual as she arrives at LAX Airport after her flight on Wednesday (July 23) in Los Angeles.

The 40-year-old actress recently dished on Pitch Perfect 2 – she’s directing the sequel to the hit film.

“The Bellas have a new main rival this time around, and I will not say who they are. They’ve gotten too big for their britches, possibly literally. And they’ve sort of forgotten about the music a little bit,” Elizabeth said on the Today show. See the entire Today show interview in case you missed it!

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'Pitch Perfect 2' Stars Spill on Sequel Plot Details - Watch Now!

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Hailee Steinfeld pose with The Today Show‘s Natalie Morales in this new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Pitch Perfect 2!

The Barden Bellas sat down for an interview where they kept fairly mum about the plot of the sequel.

“We are actually doing all of our own stunts in the movie,” Rebel joked. “There are a few I can’t get into because they will spoil it, but [to Anna] that bit when you’re dangling from the helicopter, and [to Hailee] that bit with the shark.”

The girls’ co-stars Elizabeth Banks said, “Because the people loved the first film so much, I definitely feel a lot of responsibility to the fans, to my fellow actors, and I mean, shouldering it every day. But it’s going great. [The Bellas] have gotten too big for their britches, possibly, literally. And they’ve sort of forgotten about the music a little bit.”


Pitch Perfect 2 Set Interview

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