Elizabeth Banks Talks Being a Female Director: “I Want to Make Big Entertainment”

April 30, 2015
Elizabeth says she does not want to direct typical female fare like the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' films
Elizabeth says she does not want to direct typical female fare like the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ films

Actress and director of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, Elizabeth Banks, lands the May 8, 2015, cover of The Hollywood Reporter, looking seventies chic in wide-legged pants and a v-neck tank top. The story focuses on Banks’ aspirations on becoming a female director.

In her interview, she talks about the challenge of "making it" as a female director
In her interview, she talks about the challenge of “making it” as a female director

In her interview, Elizabeth opens up about wanting to make it as a female director in Hollywood. “The list of women who get to make studio-level films is very short,” she says. “And I’m not quite in that club yet. Until this movie comes out, then we’ll see. This shoot is the test. I like to get A’s.”

Elizabeth Banks fronts the May 8, 2015, cover of The Hollywood Reporter
Elizabeth Banks fronts the May 8, 2015, cover of The Hollywood Reporter

Elizabeth also says that she does not want your typical female director fair like the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequel. “I like entertaining people,” she says. “I want to make big entertainment.”

Photos: The Hollywood Reporter

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