Elizabeth Banks on the Hunger Games, Marriage, Surrogacy, Cupcakes and more

 

Celebrity Mom Elizabeth Banks is HOT right now.

Gracing the cover of Women’s Health this month, Elizabeth is currently starring in   Man on a Ledge. Later this year she’ll play Effie Trinket in the much anticipated Hunger Games and also star in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Here’s the scoop from the article and her behind the scenes interview with Women’s Health:

Elizabeth on becoming a mother through surrogacy…“It helped that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant. So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision.”
 
Elizabeth on the secret to a happy marriage…“Don’t embarrass your husband. Unfortunately, everything I do embarrasses him. But he’s very accepting. I’m onscreen making out with other men! I know I could never be married to an actor.”
Elizabeth on working with her husband…(they run a production company together and are producing their second movie, a comedy called Pitch Perfect)…”The couple that trains together, stays together. Working together provides a lot of balance in our life, and it’s a way for us to [see each other], because I travel so much for work. I’m a good role model. I have an amazing marriage and it will be long lasting. I think I’m a good mom. I could run for office, no problem, because there are no skeletons in my closet. Not that I would run for office…”
 
Elizabeth on how she’s stayed happily married…Number one, I never check any previous Google searches that my husband did. I don’t want to know those things and, more than that, I don’t want to confirm the things I think I know! It’s good to maintain that mystery and trust.”

On playing Effie Trinket for The Hunger Games…

“Effie Trinket was a really fun role to get ready for because so much of it was about her hair and her clothes and the way she talks and walks. She is a very theatrical person. I watched a lot of Auntie Mame to prepare for playing Effie.”

On working on What to Expect When You’re Expecting…

“I had a great costar named Ben who had never done a kissing scene before so I had to guide him very sillily through our kissing moment.  He had a hard time touching me and I literally had to take his hand and like put it in inappropriate places to get him used to the idea of touching me inappropriately.”

On the best advice she ever got…

“I get great advice from lots of people. I suppose the best advice I ever got, frankly the advice that changed my life, came from my uncle who told me to go to drama school and study acting instead of taking a job, because he said the job would always be there.”

On staying fit while traveling…

“My tips for staying fit on the road include, drinking tons of water, trying to get as much rest as you can, and yummy blankets, stay warm so you’ll sleep really well at night.”

On her favorite splurge…

“I don’t really diet, but I love to splurge on chocolate and cupcakes. I’m a huge cupcake fan, especially Magnolia Bakery. It gave me great joy when they opened inLos Angeles, where I live now.”

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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