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Lenny Kravitz may play a stylist in The Hunger Games, but don’t expect to see him on screen in the over-the-top fashions worn by his costars.
“I couldn’t compete with that,” he said of the colorful, detailed getups worn by costars Elizabeth Banks and Wes Bentley. “But I was jealous as me, Lenny Kravitz, the person who likes to wear things.”
Kravitz envisioned a much less avant-garde look for Cinna, the stylist and confidante of the Hunger Games‘s heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
“When I told friends that had kids that I was doing this film and playing Cinna, they were like, ‘Oh, yeah, he’s like super flamboyant and super out there,'” he told reporters at a recent Los Angeles press day for the film. “The first question I had to get was, ‘How far do you want to take this?’ Was this going to be like the Fifth Element? Was I going to be like Chris Tucker? What was it going to be?”