Elizabeth Banks Cleavage: 'Hunger Games' Actress Stuns On Red Carpet

03/24/2012 10:57 am ET | Updated Mar 26, 2012

Elizabeth Banks, no doubt, left fans hungry for me at a post-"Hunger Games" release event in Los Angeles, wearing a fiery red dress with plunging neckline.

Banks, who plays Effie Trinket in the series, which opened nationwide on Friday, looked casual chic in her belted crimson number, a welcome change from her character's laborious costume routine.

Banks took to Ellen Degeneres' show to explain that even using the restroom was a chore when she was in full costume, thanks to Effie's long, bejeweled nails.

"I had, like, ladies in waiting that would [accompany me to the bathroom]," Banks told Degeneres. "I would stop drinking water I felt so bad ... They’re really cool [nails], but completely impractical."

But were Banks' awkward bathroom trips worth it? We'd say so. "The Hunger Games" raked in $19.7 million in it's first full night of showings.

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