Seymour Hoffman comments on the books’ political subtext, reveals he’s currently reading ‘Mockingjay’
While talking about his film The Master, which’s starting to get some Oscar buzz, Philip Seymour Hoffman briefly discussed what attracted him to The Hunger Games. He talks not only what appealed to him, but also reveals he’s currently reading the third book in the series.
“I wasn’t aware of the books until the film came out and people made me aware of them,” he says. “I’m in the middle of reading the last one now; they’re very special. She’s written these books for teenagers about fascism and they overthrow fascism, and then what overthrows fascism is as bad as the fascist government. It’s so smart.”
He assures that he cannot imagine teenagers not getting the political subtext, as it is “very clear.” Though when asked if he thinks he will now become a teen idol, Philip smiles only to say, “I don’t think that will happen!“