With the success of The Hunger Games behind her, the ensemble comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting just out and a 14-month-old at home, actor Elizabeth Banks is tired but is not giving up. “I’ve signed on to being exhausted for the next 25 years,” says the 38-year-old actor.
That’s the price of being a working mom with a Hollywood career that includes starring in three films this year, a recurring role on 30 Rock, a burgeoning production company and other projects in different stages of development and production. “I do like to work,” she says.
Having made her presence felt in What to expect..., the actor will be back on-screen in the upcoming film, People Like Us, which she describes as “a wonderful story about people who find family.” Next up is Pitch Perfect, which she has produced.
The film is due later this year, right when she returns to filming the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Her turn as Effie Trinket in the flick has
won Banks younger fans and reinvigorated her passion for acting.
“She’s a really amazing character, a complicated, interesting, wild character to play — the type of character that when you’re a young actor you dream of getting to play, and I get to do it now.” Even if it is all a little exhausting.