Movie Fanatic had a chance to sit down with Elizabeth Banks to talk with her about her new movie Our Idiot Brother. Here is some of her interview.
The actress is the star of a wide array of films from The 40-Year-Old Virgin to the upcoming Hunger Games and we’ve always found her a complete delight. Honestly, we’ve never seen her as joyous as when she was discussing the ensemble comedy, Our Idiot Brother. The comedy about a dysfunctional family whose brother (Rudd) finally comes home features Banks as one of three sisters… something she identified with as well.
Movie Fanatic: Paul Rudd’s Ned is kind of in the family doghouse when he returns. Have you ever had that experience?
Elizabeth Banks: I once forwarded my middle sister — the Liz in my life, who married a not great guy — I can’t remember exactly what happened, but basically I was like, “When we go to the wedding, we’re just going to make the best of a bad situation.” My sister ended up on the email forward and wrote me back, reply-all, “I really wish I didn’t know this was how you were coming to my wedding.” Needless to say, I was not in the wedding at my sister’s wedding, nor was my other sister. It’s all worked out. We’re all best friends — and that dude is no longer in our (expletive) life. So, I was right [laughs].
Movie Fanatic: I’ve heard a little rumor that you saw your own family dynamic in the script and that helped you decide to do the project…
Elizabeth Banks: Yeah, this movie is fairly biographical for me. When Jesse called me about the movie after I had read it, I was laughing like, “Did he somehow go to my home?” I am the oldest, bossiest daughter of a family of four. I have two sisters, one of whom is a divorced mother of two, and one of whom lives in Brooklyn with four roommates. She actually just moved in with her boyfriend, so we’re real hopeful that this is the one. I have a 26-year-old brother who sells pizza and maybe something else while delivering those pizzas.
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