Lenny Kravitz Loses His Shirt And Talks ‘Hunger Games’ For ‘Interview’ Magazine

Lenny Kravitz in “Interview” magazine.
Photo: Gregory Harris for “Interview” magazine

As we get closer and closer to the release of The Hunger Games, magazines continue to bestow us with spreads featuring our faves from the upcoming film (hi, Jennifer Lawrence in Seventeen). Though there are several cast members we’re still just getting to know (we want to be experts on EVERYTHING Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth obvs), there’s one very prominent character we all know quite well. We’re talking about CINNA, of course, aka mega rock star slash actor slash designer slash total man idol Lenny Kravitz. Aside from being a hardworking musical genius, Mr. Kravitz is insanely talented in the fields of both design (did you know he runs a super successful design firm?) and acting (do you remember his subtle yet powerful performance in Precious?), and he’s a proud and devoted father to daughter Zoe Kravitz. Also, he’s featured prominently in the latest issue of Interview magazine looking very, ahem, HEALTHY without a shirt.

Lenny Kravitz in “Interview” magazine.
Photo: Gregory Harris for “Interview” magazine

We feel kind of weird getting all googly-eyed over this photo, but LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. Someone’s been eating right and doing his sit-ups! In The Hunger Games, Kravitz plays Cinna, the stylist of lead character Katniss Everdeen. It’s a pivotal and interesting role—especially since the casting of Kravitz was so unexpected—and we’re thrilled to see what he does with it. In Interview magazine, he tells interviewer Raphael Saadiq that he didn’t have to audition—he was offered the part, read the book, and was immediately hooked. He said, “I remember I started it late one night and I needed to go to bed—I was tired and had been recording all day and night—but I couldn’t stop reading because I was captured by the story.”

We know the feeling; we, too, were entranced by The Hunger Games. Also? We’re completely captured, ensnared, and slayed by these Kravitz photos. We don’t know many menfolk who can pull off multiple necklaces and a bracelet stack while still looking both manly and stylish. We’re also enjoying the shirt over white tank combo, as well as the five o’clock shadow accessorizing. *sigh* You guys, this movie cannot get here any faster. In the meantime, we urge you to check out Kravitz’s Interview interview and his most recent album Black and White America. You should also start looking for a CINNA FOREVA T-shirt immediately.

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