Woody Harrelson wants to make his crush dreams come true in a Hunger Games spin-off

2016-03-18 12:36

Los Angeles - Woody Harrelson wants a spin-off movie featuring a romance between Hunger Games characters Haymitch Abernathy and Effie Trinket.

The 54-year-old actor longs for the pair to get their own film after the franchise - which is based on the books by Suzanne Collins - came to an end in December and even stole a kiss on the lips from Elisabeth Banks in a scene in the final installment The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, because he has a "crush" on her.

Woody - who plays the mentor of Hunger Games characters Victor and Katniss opposite Elisabeth's Effie - quipped: "I have a crush on Elizabeth Banks, I'm not going to lie ... When we did (kiss), it wasn't like just a light thing where we thought it was nothing. Hopefully, once we do the sequel to this that no one's expecting - including the author - something will pick up for these two."

Woody admitted he instigated the unscripted smooch because he finds Elisabeth so "beautiful" and doesn't think she minded because she's a genuine professional. 

Speaking in an interview for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Blu-ray combo pack - he said: "I think she's a beautiful woman, I think she's a marvellous actress, and I just love her as a person. "She's as fun as can be. She didn't know I was even going to do it, and I just kissed her. She's such a pro."

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