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I’m very bossy: Elizabeth Banks

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By PTI Updated: Jun 13, 2017 8:08 pm
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Actress-turned-director Elizabeth Banks says she is “bossy” on the sets of her directorial ventures.
The 43-year-old filmmaker says being on the sets is always a learning experience for her and she enjoys the constant challenge.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I directed plays in college. I’m very bossy, and I got to a point as an actor where I’d been on 65 or 70 sets. I always find video village. I’m that annoying actor. I never stayed in my trailer.
“Doing TV and film, it’s always been a learning experience. I love now with a movie like ‘Charlie’s Angels’ getting to do action and visual effects, and I loved on ‘Pitch Perfect’ the huge challenge of making a movie musical.
I mean, that’s no small feat. It’s a big job, and I like the constant challenge,” Banks says.
She may have made a switch to direction, but Banks misses her life as an actor.
The, actress, however, says her work in front of the camera became monotonous and that is why she decided to go behind the camera.
“I miss acting a lot. I am the byproduct of all of the anecdotal and now accurate information that we have about the number of roles available to women of a certain age. Honestly, if I could just act, I would do that.
“The problem is that life was getting a little mundane and boring, and I wasn’t feeling challenged by those jobs for a while. If you want to fight being bored in this business as a woman, especially as a woman who has been around for a minute, you have to figure it out on your own…I’m super glad I have directing and producing on my to-do list,” she says.
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By PTI Updated: Jun 13, 2017 8:08:47 pm