Lenny Kravitz - Lenny Kravtiz's Tom Ford Inspiration20 March 2012
Lenny Kravtiz took inspiration from designer Tom Ford to play the role of stylist Cinna in 'The Hunger Games'.
Lenny Kravtiz's Tom Ford Inspiration
The singer-and-actor had not heard about the Suzanne Collins novel - which tells the tale of a future world where youngsters are made to fight to the death for TV audiences - but wanted to make his character as toned down as possible so he wasn't ''too outrageous''.
He said: ''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.'
''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 eyeliner. I kind of played him in the middle.''
The 47-year-old star did not go into the role thinking that the character was gay, but merely eccentric.
He added to Celebuzz: ''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.''