I love working with a stylist but I also love having personal relationships with designers. A stylist is great for pulling together an entire outfit, accessories included, and for shaking me out of my comfort zone.

— Elizabeth Banks

The most charming Elizabeth Banks quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

When I was in college I was accused of being a goody two-shoes.

But every goody two-shoes has a bad side.

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People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.'

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I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I'm planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I'm very self-sufficient.

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I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh.

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I'm not trying to have Jake Gyllenhaal's baby.

I'm not a major fashionista. I'm not going through a lesbian phase. I'm just normal. I'm just really freakin' normal.

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I think people respond to me as a down-to-Earth, girl-next-door person, because I am one of those people. That's something I don't have to act very hard at.

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I play Rock Band, which is Guitar Hero times ten.

You can play with four people, so when you have parties, you have a real band. Nobody ever wants to sing, so I'm always the one throwing down on the mic.

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My number one advice to high school girls is birth control.

You want to keep all your options open for as long as possible? Birth control.

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I love physical comedy. I love Oscar Wilde, I love Shakespeare comedies, I love improv.

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If I ever complain about yachting around the Mediterranean with Madonna, who I just idolized as a child, I should be slapped across the face.

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Most men I know rely on women to do all the literal dirty work.

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When you live in a leading lady's body, which I do, you have to constantly prove that you are funny.

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About Elizabeth Banks

Quotes 48 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

I'm not interested in making movies only with female protagonists.

I think it's ridiculous to think that a female director can't direct men. That makes no sense to me.

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It's pretty easy to hear what people are physically responding to versus what's just flat as a pancake in the room when it comes to jokes.

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You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time.

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I'm actively looking for things to direct again.

I had such an amazing experience on this. I really am spoiled.

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I like my coffee light.

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There's never enough money, there's never enough time, there's never enough reliable help around, anything you plan always goes wrong - it's just hard to be human, isn't it?

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I really enjoy the direct dialogue with the fans.

I'm very cognizant of my audience. I'm a trained storyteller and entertainer, and I know I wouldn't be able to work at the level I work at if people didn't enjoy what I did.

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I have a production company because this is the only job I know and this is the only career I have and the only industry I've ever worked in and the only contacts I have. It's like why wouldn't I produce?

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I'm lucky to have worked with great actors, my whole career.

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I really like action. I really liked running around. I loved being really physical. I'm a big believer in it's okay if this job is really about entertaining people.

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Sex is always funny. I don't find it sexy, I find it really horrifying. But it's an act that we need. And that need, that desire, is what makes it really funny.

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As a producer, I really get to tell stories that I care about in a way that I want to. I get to shape them. I get to choose the collaborators. That's really gratifying as a storyteller. And also, frankly, it's really fun to create jobs for other people.

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I'm perfectly happy to have the reputation as a comedian.

I love comedies, I would love to be doing more comedies. But I also feel like I hit the limit on playing the girlfriend type in a lot of rom-coms that aren't actually rom-coms, but guy movies that happen to have girls in them.

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I think it is really important to put out what you want so the world knows what to give you.

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I like to say I don't have a fear of heights.

I have a fear of human error. I'm very concerned about stupidity.

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I imagine, in the future, life expectancy is long and they use crazy plastic surgery. Who the hell knows what's going on?

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As an actor, you go through life thinking "This stop is the last stop," so you just put your heart and soul into everything and do your best work.

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I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some.

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You don't realize how easy one is until you have two.

Now I'm really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious — I am responsible for two people now.

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I do want to work on a larger scale with bigger budgets partially as a way to prove that women can do that, for sure. I definitely feel a bit of a responsibility to do that.

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You always agree with other actor beforehand: Are we going to fake it or are you OK with me hitting you? I've never met an actor who doesn't want to really go there. I would be disappointed in myself if I was like "Don't hit me."

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As an actor myself, the opportunity to sing and dance and be dramatic and be funny - it's really irresistible to actors. You get to show all sides of your talent.

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So knowing that you can actually help yourself stay healthy over a long shoot where you get no sleep and what you eat really matters. It really mattered that there was a juice bar. You know?

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It's really hard to stay healthy over the long term of making a movie so that's why those things matter when you're trying to keep your health, literally.

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It's really fun to watch yourself disappear in the movie every day.

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The great thing about Twitter is, you get a lot back, and I read through a lot, and I want my fans to know that I do read a lot, and it's why I do respond or retweet clever posts, and I'm constantly amazed by the cleverness of people on Twitter. I just think it's a really great tool to communicate with fans and influence conversations and raise awareness about things I'm interested in, that I think deserve some attention.

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I love stories about misfits and underdogs.

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I got Twitter identity theft.

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I'm sort of the bossiest sister.

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I'm always reaching to find something that will challenge me and make me do my best.

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Every once in a while I play a true idiot, and they're really fun to play.

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I love the finality of film. When you make a movie, you know the beginning, middle, and end.

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I'm really interested in making movies that people see: I've made a lot of independent films and it's really depressing when no one sees them.

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You know, women in Hollywood, we don't get action franchises and superheroes.

The rom-coms that made Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Reese Witherspoon stars are out of favor right now- nobody is making them. In this business, if you are an ambitious person, you don't wait for people to hand you opportunities. You have to make a way for yourself.

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I mean time management is a big factor in my life.

I'm a very organized person. You can only do one thing at a time, so that's the main way I do everything. When I'm with my kids, I'm with my kids. When I'm directing a movie, I'm directing a movie. When I'm making Magic Mike, I'm making Magic Mike. So you just really have to fragment and focus.

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