Jennifer Lawrence Tells Elizabeth Banks: My Personal Soundtrack is “Barbie Girl” Want to have lunch with Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence? Get in line! And while you’re waiting, here’s the next best thing. Lawrence is the featured guest on the new episode of herHunger Games co-star’s web series, “Ask a Badass,” where Banks asks her such probing questions as “What song would be the soundtrack to your life?”
Elizabeth Banks is dressing down in the new Hunger Games movie, but she’s more than making up for it on the red carpet. The actress brought her A-game to Monday’s London premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, where she dazzled in a billowing Elie Saab gown with a plunging neckline. With its smoke-colored skirt and red floral bodice, Banks’ dress seems like it could have been designed for the Mockingjay herself, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence).
As makeup techniques get more advanced — and actors seem more willing to fuss with their physique to get a role — performers hiding in plain sight under the skin of their characters is becoming more common. Here are 20 of the most impressive we've seen, done practically only (no computer-generated looks here)
Elizabeth Banks' Effie is getting an expanded role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.
In the new family flick "The Lego Movie," Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett play Lego toys, and they are uproariously funny. Naturally, we wondered what it would look to like to see these hilarious, fully grown adults play with Lego toys. Given a few options to work with, most of the stars gravitated toward our lady Lego figs, Mia the Magician and "My First Lego Princess" (aka “Sexy Jesus) – except for Ferrell (he “doesn’t do girls”) [Related: 'The Lego Movie' Spoofs 'Man of Steel'] In terms of who gave the best performance, that would have to be Pratt (he plays the film’s unlikely hero, Emmet Brickowski), who developed an intricate narrative that included “Crying Game”-esque plot twists, German accents and more.