Elizabeth Banks, who has starred in blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and Power Rangers, in addition to directing Pitch Perfect 2, was honoured at the Women in Film Awards on Tuesday. And she had a startling story to tell.
Actor Elizabeth Banks attends Women In Film 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards.
Elizabeth Banks, who has starred in blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and Power Rangers, in addition to directing Pitch Perfect 2, was honoured at the Women in Film Awards on Tuesday. While accepting the prize, she chose to tell a story about how the first agent she ever met in Hollywood advised her ‘to get a boob job.’
“The first agent I ever met in this industry told me to get a boob job,” Banks, 43, said in front of a star-studded crowd at the Beverly Hilton in Hollywood, reported People.com. “I was so grateful that I didn’t have enough money at the time to follow his advice. I also did not sign with him despite that.”
She spoke about another incident in which she was involved. Seven years ago, at a panel discussion with filmmakers Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers, a woman in the audience asked them what she could do to get her sons, who have no interest in watching movies about women, to go for one.
“I was really angry at this woman and I didn’t have the words or the voice in that moment to tell her how crazy it is that you’re in charge of what they do,” Banks said. “You’re their mother. Buy a f*****g ticket to a movie and take them and give them the experience of seeing amazing women on film.”
“I grew up seeing amazing movies with amazing men and no one had to drag me kicking and screaming,” she added.
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