Elizabeth Banks recently did a stunning Marilyn Monroe inspired photoshoot for Vanity Fair. Elizabeth will be reading Marilyn’s letters in a documentary titled Thoughts from Fragments.
Elizabeth Banks says her career began “at the exact wrong time.” She explains that her strength is romantic comedy, and that, as luck would have it, the rom-com hit a speed bump just as she hit Hollywood, back in 2001. Still, a slowdown may have worked in her favor. Instead of doing one kind of role over and over again, Banks has played all kinds of characters, from low-rent tacky (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) to White House classy (she was Laura Bush in W.) to just plain odd: her Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games is highly stylized, somewhat scary, and strangely delightful.
“I’ve put in a lot of time,” Banks says. “But because I’ve worked in so many different genres and with so many different types of people, I’ve managed to stay a little bit fresh and a little new, which is rare when you’re in your 30s.”
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