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In his interview with MTV News, Wes Bentley talked about Seneca’s Beard!
On having to remove his beard:
”I would have loved to have kept that beard, but that beard took two hours to groom every day, and I don’t want to spend that much time in the bathroom.”
Yes, he is also a fan of the beard:
“It’s such a cool look, and Ve Neill, the makeup designer, did such an amazing job. It’s exciting that it’s getting that kind of attention.”
How the beard came to exist:
“I usually come to set with a beard, and my hair as long as I can get it—so there are options,” he explained. “I saw Ve before we started shooting, and she was excited to see that I had a beard because she had something special in mind. She worked at it for three hours trying to find the right shape, and she got it.”
The beard made playing Seneca Crane easier:
“I didn’t have to do half the work,” he confessed. “See? Collaboration! The beard did half the work.”
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Details had an interview with Wes Bentley and he revealed which among the cast he’s closest with!
DETAILS: The Hunger Games has an incredible cast. Did you wind up getting close with any of your costars?
Wes Bentley: Lenny Kravitz and I really clicked. We’d talk about acting and music, about his life in the Bahamas, hurricanes. Also how much we love—and really miss—eating burgers. He was getting ready for a tour, so he couldn’t, and I’ve been cutting back ever since I got sober.
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Wes Bentely talked about The Hunger Games during the screening of his latest film There Be Dragons. In case you haven’t heard, he will playing Seneca Crane— the Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games.
As for Games, consider him a fan. “I read the first book, and she’s such a great writer, Suzanne Collins,” Bentley said. “I’m very excited to be a part of it. I loved the first book. It was so great. It’s such an original idea. It echoes a lot of 1984. It echoes Ayn Rand. It’s got all the elements of great literature. It’s a modern tale of the government putting fear in people.”
“I think it’s all fair. It’s great because it means there are passionate fans out there. That’s the thing about literature: There are different ways to interpret what you’ve read … It’s difficult to create a great script and then to create a great movie after a great piece of literature. There’s a lot of collaboration involved.” And a lot of pressure, too? “That’s the kind of the thing — I don’t put pressure on myself anymore. I just enjoy being happy and clear and being with people I love and focus on doing the best I can. That’s what I’ve really learned — to do the best I can with what I have. And that’s what I am going to do for the rest of my life.” —NYMag.com
Lionsgate announced that Wes Bentley will be playing the Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane!
Wes Bentley had his big break when he landed the role of Ricky (the boy next door) in the Oscar winning film American Beauty. He also appeared in The Four Feathers alongside Heath Ledger, P2, Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex and has other upcoming films.
In an interview with New York Post Wes talked about his role:
You know, I can’t really talk about the script because he’s a little bit different in it then he is in the books. But he is absolutely an interesting character, very conflicted – I like playing that. Deciding what choices are good or bad and [in turn] what that means for him.
What do you guys think about him being Seneca Crane?