Effie Trinket Is The Best ‘Catching Fire’ Character: Here’s Why

Her top 13 'Catching Fire' moments in Gifs.

What’s the best part of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“? Is it the upgrade in special effects? The renewed focus on the love triangle? Buttercup the cat finally being the right color? Nope, it’s Effie Trinket, played by Elizabeth Banks who steals the show. Here’s 13 reasons why Effie rocks:

“Chins up, smiles on!”


She knows how to welcome you to a party.


She’s got a sixth sense for when things are mahogany.



We don’t ship Peetnis, we ship Peffie.


Correction: we ship Hayffie.


Who else could pull off a dress made out of butterflies?


Or this dress?


Or this one?


Her face at the reaping when she has to pick Katniss’ name from a nearly empty bowl. Oh god the feels.


Effie’s anguish and terror says more than Katniss and Peeta’s defiance.


She stands by her friends, even if they don’t always stand by her.


When Effie cries, we cry.


Her act of defiance.


That act of defiance? Effie’s hair is gold, and she has them all wear gold to show they stand together. Katniss takes her hand, they all smile, and we realized that Effie has a bigger character arc in “Catching Fire” than the rest of the characters combined. As for how that will pan out in “Mockingjay“? Stay tuned, Tributes.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is now in theaters.

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