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Lenny Kravitz Talks "Hunger Games," Challenging Himself As An Actor, Plans To Direct, And More...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 1, 2012 at 1:53PM

If you haven't been paying attention, Lenny Kravitz's foray into acting isn't just some passing fancy; the man is serious about the craft and plans to stick with it for longer than a little while.
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If you haven't been paying attention, Lenny Kravitz's foray into acting isn't just some passing fancy; the man is serious about the craft and plans to stick with it for longer than a little while.

Since his relatively minor role in Precious... Lee Daniels cast him as Andrew Young in his currently-in-Limbo Civil Rights pic, Selma; he's co-starring (alongside Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson) in an upcoming drama called The Blind Bastard Club - a $6 million indie project written and directed by Ash Baron-Cohen (Sacha Baron Cohen's cousin); and he's playing the role of Cinna in the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games series of books... ("Katniss Everdeen's stylist during her campaigns through the 74th and 75th Hunger Games.")

So while he's likely most known for his ability on the guitar strings, we might soon be talking just as excitably about his acting; and if the below interview recorded just last month (courtesy of The Playlist) is of any indication, Kravitz plans to stay the course, learn the craft well, pay his dues, challenging himself, increasing his skills as actor with each successive outing, and, oh yeah, he wants to eventually direct his own films as well. 

The interview was primarily about his involvement in Hunger Games, but it expands as the minutes pass.

I'd say he comes across as self-aware and humble, and you can't help but root for his success. 

Watch the 10-minute interview below:

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