As the minutes tick away until the release of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” promotional materials continues to appear. First, February 22 saw the release of two teaser posters, promoting the “Victory Tour” of the two winners of the “Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
Now, a portrait has been released of Effie Trinket, the District 12 escort played by Elizabeth Banks, as she appears in the second film. Her character’s design is very different from how she looks in the first film. Like the teaser poster, the portrait was released on a Facebook page attributed to The Capitol. While still heavily made up, Effie seems to at least he using her own skin tone, as opposed to having makeup caked on, making her skin appear completely white. Likewise, you see a lot more skin in the new, revealing costume. Effie seems to have dropped her Victorian-era looking clothes, opting for a more modern dress, with accessories to match.