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Elizabeth Banks has said that playing Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games movies has been one of the best experiences of her career.

The actress reprises her role as the District 12 chaperone in the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which sees Katniss increasingly at odds with her overlords.

Banks has now revealed that she takes a lot of joy from playing the eccentrically-dressed Effie in the popular movie series.

“I love Effie,” she told Extra. “She’s one of my favourite characters that I’ve ever played. She’s just an incredible character.”

Banks added that the cast and crew of the Hunger Games films get their share of laughs out of Effie’s increasingly bizarre attire as well.

“I really like the transformation. I like disappearing into her,” she explained.

The star continued: “I love that sort of ‘A-ha moment’ every morning when I’m sort of gone and in the mirror is Effie.

“She’s one of the best characters that I’ve ever brought to a set. Everybody gets excited when Effie shows up on set.”

Banks recently paid tribute to her late Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman, saying: “[Philip was] an incredible actor. Everybody respected him. I really enjoyed my time with him.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on November 21.

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Posted by Claudia on March 22nd, 2014