Elizabeth Banks spent four hours in make-up every day to portray her 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' character.

The 39-year-old star plays wig-wearing chaperone Effie Trinket in the film franchise, and the blonde beauty admits it is worth spending so much time getting a makeover for the role because she loves her character's eccentric look in the movie.

Speaking at the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', she told BANG Showbiz: ''Effie required a total transformation and it took about three to four hours every day from when I arrive to when I go on set to shoot.

''But it's worth it because there's no Effie without all that.''

Elizabeth admits she loves to ''disappear'' under her character's make-up because she prefers people not to think she is on-screen.

She added: ''It really helps me to get into character, I love to disappear. I don't want to see her I'm very happy to see Effie on screen and not me.''

Elizabeth's co-stars Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) all walked the red carpet at the event alongside Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) and Willow Shield (Primrose Everdeen) as well as the film's director Francis Lawrence.

Several stars also turned up for the occasion including Ellie Goulding, Union J, The Wanted's Tom Parker and chat show host Jonathan Ross.