Following his moving role in Precious, Lenny Kravitz landed a role on The Hunger Games without an audition. Taking on the role of Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) stylist Cinna in the movie, the super sexy singer revealed what draws him to this story, and we were surprised by his response.
You know, the film definitely represents these times—from government on down to reality television.” Lenny told singer Raphael Saadiq during a chat for Interview magazine. “It’s interesting that we’re living in these times. Really, when you go back to being in junior high school and reading George Orwell’s 1984, you’re, like, ‘Man, here were are . . .’ Our characters have changed, our sensibilities. We’re definitely morphing into something different.”
So does Lenny think the Games could actually happen in real life?
He’s not discounting it as complete fiction. Lenny admitted to Interview:
“It sounds like a really far-fetched and politically incorrect statement at this point, but who knows how twisted we’re going to get? Because our appetite grows, our thirst for excitement . . . So who knows in the next 50 years where we’re gonna go? Hopefully we’ll go somewhere smarter and more beautiful and more peaceful, but that’s not where we’re headed at the moment. Things that would shock us years ago are like nothing now.”
What do you think? Could Hunger Games actually happen in our society? Let us know your reasoning in the comments.
For more coverage of The Hunger Games, check out Celebuzz‘s 100 Days of Hunger Games, as we’re just days away from the film hitting theaters on March 23.