Lenny Kravitz: The Hunger Games "Is Going to Be Incredible"

Entertainment Jun. 23, 2011 AT 5:09PM
Lenny Kravitz: The Hunger Games "Is Going to Be Incredible" Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImge.com

Unlike Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz had never heard of The Hunger Games prior to being cast in the highly-anticipated fantasy flick.

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"I hadn't read the book yet, so I didn't know what it was," Kravitz, 47, tells Rolling Stone. "I go out and get the book, read it -- oh, wow."

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When Director Gary Ross offered him the role of Cinna, Katniss' trusted stylist, the rocker-turned-actor began devouring the popular Suzanne Collins novels. "I'm really excited to be playing Cinna," Kravitz says. "Reading the book, I'm seeing everything: the Capitol, the arena, all this stuff. This world is going to be incredible."

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The film, which hits theaters in early 2012, will be Kravitz' second feature film after his supporting role in Precious. "I'm not just trying to push my [movie] career forward to push it forward," he insists. "I want to do the right things. Precious was a great way to start, really low-key, and now this. We'll see where it goes from here."

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