To prepare for his upcoming role as steadfast stylist Cinna in the big-screen adaptation of “The Hunger Games,” rocker Lenny Kravitz is busying himself reading Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series—something he didn’t do before landing the plum part. Yet, he may have gotten some of his best training on the job as an eclectically-clothed musician over the past three decades.
When MTV News’ James Montgomery caught up with Lenny in anticipation of his August release, Black and White America, Lenny noted that like his character, he is big into fashion—for better or for worse.
“I’ve given myself terrible advice at times,” Lenny said about his own sartorial sense. “I like clothes, and I like playing with clothes. Every now and again, you go south. It’s all good. I enjoy fashion as an art.”
Of course, even with his passion for fashion, Lenny also plans to consult director Gary Ross as to how best portray the beloved character. “We haven’t discussed that yet,” Lenny divulged. “I’ve been thinking about it. I have some inspiration, you know. I’m going to speak to the director, obviously, before I show up and figure this out.”
Considering fashion and music have always had an easy alliance, we think Lenny’s got plenty of magic up his sleeves.
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