Elizabeth Banks likes new challenges. And when you’ve already starred in a fair share of successful movies, including The Lego Movie, Hunger Games and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, you might have to turn toward directing to keep things interesting. She and her husband, writer and producer Max Handelman, have been working together for 25 years, and they love taking on big projects. After directing Pitch Perfect 2, Banks is taking on the new Charlie’s Angel’s movie, due out in 2019.
In her words: Banks told Hollywood Reporter: “[Directing is] something I’ve always wanted to do. I directed plays in college. I’m very bossy, and I got to a point as an actor where I’d been on 65 or 70 sets. I always find video village. I’m that annoying actor. I never stayed in my trailer. Doing TV and film, it’s always been a learning experience. I love now — with a movie like Charlie’s Angels — getting to do action and visual effects, and I loved on Pitch Perfect the huge challenge of making a movie musical. I mean, that’s no small feat. It’s a big job, and I like the constant challenge.