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Lenny Kravitz Opens Up About His Hunger Games Character's Sexuality

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We are EXTREMELY intrigued!

Last month, Lenny Kravitz opened up about his character in The Hunger Games, and he explained why wanted to play the role of Cinna.

Now, Lenny has opened up further about his role, and the man who inspired his performance!

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I actually have a friend who is a dancer who is bisexual, and he was a lot of inspiration for my speech pattern and my rhythm, and kind of the way I sauntered in and out a little bit."

And here's more from Lenny on his character's sexuality:

"I'll be quite frank with you — I didn’t know about Hunger Games — so when I'm telling kids and they say, 'Who are you playing?' and I say Cinna, they go, 'Oh you're playing the gay guy.' That was an actual answer. I've never brought that up yet. That's how they perceived it. So I thought about it, and I read the book and I don’t see that he is or isn't [gay]. He's a designer, he's a stylist, he has gold eyeliner—that doesn't mean anything either way."

"The question was how far do we go with him. The idea was to pull it back and create a character that's more like a Tom Ford or an Yves Saint Laurent so he wouldn’t be too outrageous. He's classic, he's got his gold. I kind of played him in the middle."

Thanks for sharing, Lenny! We can't wait to see ya on the big screen THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!

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4 comments to “Lenny Kravitz Opens Up About His Hunger Games Character's Sexuality”



  1. 1

    Yeah, I don't see hilm as gay either. More bisexual, open-minded, sensitive and delicate. That's more the artistic way of his personnality that we get while reading the book. And don't forget, in the book, people of the capitol are all wearing make-up, women, as well as men.
    Cinna is a very interesting caracter (althought I didn't" see" him with the apparence of Lenny, he's not described like that. But since I didn't see the movie, I'm not going to judge. Maybe he's playing well.)

    Anyway, I agree with his vision of cinna.



  2. 2

    I read the books and did not notice him as gay. The gold eyeshadow is very a Capital thing. I can't wait for this weekend though! Lenny will be awesome I'm sure : )



  3. 3

    The book never talked or hinted at Cinna's sexuality at all.
    And I would think in the future they dont care about sexuality



  4. 4

    What relevance does this have? A good gay portrayal was of Holiday Heart played by Ving Rhames.