AceShowbiz - %cElizabeth Banks% reveals that it wasn't easy to be who she is today. Her career expands even more than other actresses as she is now on a very short list of female directors. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she appears in the cover as model, she disses %cTara Reid%, saying that Reid is not as successful as her.
The 41-year-old actress who is now enjoying her career as a director says to the magazine, "There was a group of us girls coming up. A lot of us are surviving. Some of us are not." She adds, "I used to go to auditions with Tara Reid. So, you know, we didn't all make it. We're not all still here." After saying a statement addressed to Reid, she immediately says, "I do love 'Sharknado' [a film which Reid starred in]."
The actress-turned-director whose latest project is "Pitch Perfect 2" says proudly about her career as director, "The list of women who get to make studio-level films is very short." She adds, "And I'm not quite in that club yet. Until this movie comes out, then we'll see. This shoot is the test. I like to get A's."
She also recalls when she was first interested in directing. "I went through no hoops for this particular job. I just put myself right at the spot where someone needed to be to get the job. And I prepared," she says. She tells the magazine how she began to direct a movie, "I knew I wanted to direct, so I met DPs, I ran sets, I chose music. I went through the process of directing in little ways - nothing too big or risky or time-consuming. I just started really observing."