Lenny Kravitz - Lenny Kravitz Not Asked To Audition For The Hunger Games Role

0
0
Subscribe to Lenny Kravitz alerts

Rocker-turned-actor Lenny Kravitz was not required to audition for his part in The Hunger Games films - even though he had no idea what the popular series was before he was approached for the role.

In 2012, the American Woman hitmaker made his screen debut as Cinna, the sage stylist to Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen in the blockbuster films, a role he would have never known of if not for The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.

During an interview on U.S. Tv's The Queen Latifah Show on Monday (18Nov13), Kravitz revealed that he was fortunate enough to skip the arduous task of auditioning, since Ross had already spotted his potential from his acclaimed role in 2009's Precious.

He explained, "I was in the Bahamas in the jungle, creating music. And I got a call from Gary Ross. And he had seen my performance in Precious. He thought there were similarities between Nurse John and Cinna, sort of a quiet strength, a mentor. He said, 'If you want the part, come on.'"

While the musician was flattered by the offering, there was one small problem - Kravitz had not heard of the best-selling dystopian book series or its big screen adaptation.

He confessed, "The thing was, I didn't know what The Hunger Games was. So I had to download the book and I was taken immediately by the story and here we are now with the second one coming out."

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in the U.S. later this week (begs18Nov13).


Contactmusic

Tags: Lenny Kravitz

0
0
Subscribe to Lenny Kravitz alerts
Advertisement

More Lenny Kravitz

Ryan Adams Added to iTunes Festival Line-up After Concerts Sell Out

After selling out a string of UK gigs in September, the returning Ryan Adams has been added to next month's iTunes Festival in London joining...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

After 2012's The Hunger Games caught us off-guard with its subtle themes, this sequel more than lives up to the hype, dramatically expanding the scale...

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed...

Lenny Kravitz Brings Cicely Tyson To 'The Butler' NY Premiere - Part 2

Members of the cast including singer Lenny Kravitz and 'Jack Reacher' actor David Oyelowo arrive at the premiere of 'The Butler' in New York. Lenny...

Advertisement

Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' NY Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]

'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet...

The Butler Trailer

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to make for himself a respectable career despite his underprivileged upbringing...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

After becoming the first duo to win the annual Hunger Games following its 74th year, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have spread hope among the...

Jennifer Lawrence Plays the Joker at Hunger Games: Catching Fire Comic Con [Trailer]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press conference was perhaps the biggest event to hit Comic-Con over the weekend, with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth,...

Advertisement

Comments

Lenny Kravitz Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lenny Kravitz

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All