We didn’t think that anyone would be able to top Kristen Stewart on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July issue in the glam stakes. But this inside spread of Elizabeth Banks as the original glam girl — Marilyn Monroe — could give Ms. Stewart a run for her money. Banks does a fantastic job in recreating Monroe. Kudos to the makeup, hair and styling teams because the looks are spot-on. The reason for the homage is because the actress is going to be reading out Monroe’s letters in the upcoming documentary Thoughts from Fragments.
Banks also chats a little bit about her career with the magazine. Of her character, Wendy, the perky breast-feeding expert, in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, she says, “I knew where all the jokes were with Wendy. She was breezy to play.” She considers romantic comedy to be her strong suit and reckons that her career started “at the exact wrong time” in 2001, as the genre took a nose-dive that year. Luckily enough, that means she’s had the chance to act across the board and explore different characters instead. “I’ve put in a lot of time, but because I’ve worked in so many different genres and with so many different types of people, I’ve managed to stay a little bit fresh and a little new, which is rare when you’re in your 30s,” she reveals. We concur. Banks is always a treat to watch!
[Photos via Vanity Fair]