Elizabeth Banks talks “Pitch Perfect 3” and why women should go big in Hollywood

Now that we know Elizabeth Banks will be back as a director in “Pitch Perfect 3” she looks back and talks about the box office success of her directorial debut “Pitch Perfect 2”.

With Banks’ now slated to direct “Pitch Perfect 3,” she reflects with Couric on her directorial debut of the smash hit “Pitch Perfect 2,” and how the Anna Kendricks’ performance of  “Cups,” made it into the film and became a worldwide sensation.

The comedic sequel sensation has grossed six times its original budget, and with it, Banks has set the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend of any first-time director. With sexism still pervasive in Hollywood, Banks explains to Couric what she believes could balance the playing field. “Parity in Hollywood is going to require that those in power share a little of that power,” Banks explained. “So it requires a real partnership with the men in our industry.” She also encourages female directors to take the reins themselves on big-budget films “to convince the powers that be, the money, that we are capable of spending that money wisely, and turning it around, like I did with ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’”

She also talks about women in Hollywood and how are there not so many women directors.

Source: Yahoo!

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