According to Banks, that's exactly why she wanted the part.
"It's really true. I thought she was very relatable, someone I rooted for," the actress tells us. "She's a true underdog, and I love characters like that ... I just was really connected to her."
She'll soon reprise a role no one is rooting for: Effie Trinket in the second segment of the "Hunger Games" series. Underdog or no, Banks is looking forward to getting back into Effie's whimsical shoes.
"I don't know where the focus is going to be yet for the movie. It's all being figured out now. I'm just excited to get back into Effie and visit the Districts. That's what's gonna be really cool, just seeing the other Districts."