But she’s got an old-school streak in her that includes family roots in Pittsfield, Mass., and a deep appreciation for Rosalind Russell.
As her latest film, The Hunger Games, hit theaters, Banks sat down with Jacob Weisberg to answer his and Slate readers’ questions, including why she isn’t holding her breath for a sequel to Role Models and why she's mistaken for Parker Posey.
In Part 1 of our interview with Elizabeth Banks, she discusses the joys of working with Judd Apatow. And in Part 2, she explains how the best-selling parenting manual What to Expect When You’re Expecting was turned into a comedy. In the final segment, Banks talks about her future and how a Hollywood actress can age gracefully.