Power Rangers’ Elizabeth Banks wanted to have a career like Julia Roberts
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Power Rangers’ Elizabeth Banks wanted to have a career like Julia Roberts

Power Rangers actor Elizabeth Banks has said she couldn’t have come into Hollywood at a worst time. She aspired to act in romantic comedies, but made her debut at a time when the industry stopped making them.

hollywood Updated: Apr 03, 2017 11:26 IST
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Elizabeth Banks at the Vanity Fair Party after Oscars 2017 in February in California. (REUTERS)

Actress Elizabeth Banks says her career has turned out very differently to what she expected as she initially hoped to make romantic comedies like Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts. The Power Rangers actress jokes that her timing was terrible when it came to launching her movie career, reported Contactmusic.

“I actually wanted to be Julia Roberts, and then they stopped making romantic comedies. My timing was terrible. I came into this business and everyone was like, ‘We’re gonna make bromances now!’ and then every movie suddenly stars Jason Segel and Paul Rudd,” Banks says.

Elizabeth Banks in a scene from Power Rangers. (AP)
Banks in another scene from Power Rangers. (AP)

But the actress is happy that there is now “some really interesting non-traditional women in comedy, women like Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer”. Banks, however, does not have any complaints with her life.

“And I have a lovely life. I’m not complaining. But I do feel like all planning goes out the window. Actually, I think that’s probably why I produce and direct, because I really felt like the opportunities for me - especially compared to my male peers - were so limited and uninteresting.”

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First Published: Apr 03, 2017 11:25 IST