Isn’t the internet wicked cool sometimes? Elizabeth Banks (aka Effie Trinket from Hunger Games) made this announcement on her official website: “I’ll be live via the interwebz with you right here on ElizabethBanks.com at 5 pm PST today! I’m taking all of your questions about summer fashion, summer lovin’, and my film People Like Us, which comes out on June 29th.”
So at 5 pm (8 pm EST) I will most likely be asking her if she has any plans to make Zack & Miri Make A Porno sequel. Because I need that in my life.
Can we take a second to address her general awesomeness? I fell in love with her when she had that little role in 40 Year-Old Virgin (you remember Beth, with the orgasmic shower head), but she really had me head over heels after Zack & Miri. She so deserved that MTV Movie Award for Best Transformation (she was nominated along with Rooney Mara from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn) because, as big of a fan as I am, it took me a few minutes to figure out who the hell was playing Effie Trinket. People didn’t seem that impressed with What To Expect When You’re Expecting, but I gave it a good review at Paste and I thought Banks was hilarious, as usual. Her website is also a really great forum for discussions on film, motherhood, work, fashion, and of course, the occasional alcoholic beverage. She’s even got a book club. I love it.
But enough from me. The best way to address her general awesomeness is via video gallery, so let’s get to it. Don’t forget to chat with Elizabeth tonight, and comment me your fave Elizabeth Banks moments or roles. Here are some of mine (WARNING: naughty words abound in some of these clips, especially the “I’m F***in Seth Rogen” one):