“In “Catching Fire,” Elizabeth Banks managed a sly wink at the infamous [mahogany] quote while offering a running commentary on the Capitol landmarks she’s walking Katniss and Peeta through: “The library, all mahogany.” “I brought that back, I threw it in there,” she said of the line, which was unscripted. “I did it, and Francis called cut, and I went over to him, and said, ‘You have to keep that in the movie, because the fans will go bananas.’”
When I was watching Catching Fire at the cinema yesterday and this quote came up, I totally burst out laughing. No one else did. In my mind, I was all like haven’t you people seen the first one? Come on!
Like it says above, those four words are total genius: It’s a wink to the first movie but also serves an actual purpose in this one. Perfect.
And to find out that Effie Trinket herself, the wonderful Elizabeth Banks actually came up with it - to say the least, I’m elated.
best. thing. ever.