Elizabeth Banks didn’t just star in the modern reboot of Charlie’s Angels, she also wrote and directed it too, which means she is definitely not here for people criticising her for updating the movie for a new generation.
Speaking to WSJ Magazine, the star had the best comeback to people who were complaining about her movie marking another chapter in the Charlie’s Angels universe.
“You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies and you’re not complaining!” she said. “I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years — I feel totally fine with that.”
Ohhhhh, she went there. She went there! And she’s not wrong.
The new movie stars Power Rangers and Aladdin‘s Naomi Scott, newcomer Ella Balinska, and former The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart, who makes her return to big-budget movies after appearing in indie films for the last couple of years.
Banks isn’t surprised that Stewart eventually made her return to Hollywood, stating: “Being in a big franchise allows you to have it all. I recognise the same thing, it’s almost unfair for women.
“The best roles are usually in small movies, but then you don’t make any money. It’s okay to want to make money.”
Elizabeth Banks also spoke to Digital Spy recently, where she promised that there would be some great deleted scenes added to the DVD and opened up about her approach to making the movie.
“The blend of action and comedy I think is always a little scary,” Banks explained.
“I set out to make an action movie first, but that was a lot of fun. I think it is funnier than people expect it to be. Finding that right tone was the most important thing to me.”
Charlie’s Angels is out in US cinemas now, and out in UK cinemas on November 29.
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