Banks: I’m super organised
Elizabeth Banks has to “fragment and focus” on one thing at a time to get everything done.
The Hunger Games actress has just made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2. As well as her successful career, the 41-year-old also has to juggle parenting her two children, Felix and Magnus, with husband Max Handelman. And during a chat with Collider, Elizabeth revealed how she manages to do it all.
“I do sleep. I mean time management is a big factor in my life. I’m a very organised person,” she said. “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. I put on blinders, pretty much all the time.”
Elizabeth acted as producer on Pitch Perfect, which went on to do extremely well at the box office. For the follow up, she took over the director’s chair to guide the film’s stars including Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. The star enjoyed taking the helm, and wouldn’t be opposed to repeating the process again.
“I’m actively looking for things to direct again. I had such an amazing experience on this,” she smiled. “I really am spoiled. It’s gonna be hard to replicate working with my husband on something that I was involved with from its inception.”
Pitch Perfect 2 is already gearing up to be as successful as the original movie. And Elizabeth admits a third film could be on the horizon.
“I will say, it would be disingenuous to say that no one’s talking about a Pitch Perfect 3; the possibility of it,” she said. “We are really focused on getting as many butts in seats for this one. If fans embrace it, we are going to seriously think about what the continuing journey would look like, but we don’t know what that is yet.”
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