Spoiler, spoiler, spoiler, spoiler, spoiler.
Okay, got that? Just checking, because Philip Seymour Hoffman is talking about what caused him to take on the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in "Catching Fire," the upcoming sequel to "The Hunger Games," and judging by his comments, it's pretty clear he's not all that familiar with the concept of spoilers.
So keep reading at your own peril.
Hoffman, for those of you keeping score, is an Oscar winning, "serious actor" type of dude, so even though he has made some mainstream films before (see: "Mission: Impossible III" and "The Big Lebowski"), fans were pretty surprised when he signed on to play the new Head Gamemaker.
Well, now Hoffman has explained to Entertainment Weekly just why he decided to join Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Donald Sutherland in making "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." And that explanation involves a lot of spoilers.
"It's a great group of actors. It's a great environment. And the character was something I was attracted to. It was just an interesting role," Hoffman said before jumping into Lake Spoiler with both feet. "He's somebody who’s part of the revolution, but you don't know it. The idea that somebody would be risking themselves in such an extreme way to join something that's that dangerous because he thinks it's the future… that's interesting stuff, you know?"
"I've read the script, which is true to the book — I kinda ruined it for myself," Hoffman said in the middle of ruining it for everyone else as well, as Plutarch's role in the revolution is supposed to be a shocking reveal. "But I'm reading it anyway, because I really want to find out everything I need to know about this guy."
Our suggestion? If Hoffman really wants to learn everything there is to know about Plutarch Heavensbee, he should just read his own interviews, because he pretty much just gave it all away.