With her new movie "People Like Us" having just made its way into theaters, Elizabeth Banks landed a little extra overseas attention via the cover of the latest issue of IO Donna magazine.
The 38-year-old big screen beauty tossed on a Burberry Prorsum frock for the Ruven Afanador shot front page while dishing about everything from life after "The Hunger Games" to the values she finds important when it comes to raising her son.
Highlights from Miss Banks' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to IO Donna!
On how "The Hunger Games" has changed her life:
"Well, I have many new young fans, for whom I'm very grateful. Effie Trinket has brought me incredible popularity and attention. She's a character that was fun to interperet, too - it was the icing on the cake."
On how she ended up in acting:
"It's all because of my dad (laughs). I grew up in Massachusetts, where winter is bitterly cold. Sunday was our big day and we'd spend time together for brunch while having amazing pancakes and muffins. We then sat down to watch old black and white films or musicals. And movies with Shirley Temple or Laurel and Hardy."
On what she enjoys doing outside of work:
"When at home, sometimes I go to Santa Monica Pier, where I practice a bit on the trapeze and bars. I typically arrive at the beach at 7:30 a.m. and drink a coffee at the Coffee Bean and then train. An ideal way to start the day."
On what values she's instilling in her son:
"The classical values of the working class. Felix will be working: the boys must grow up knowing the value of money. I agree with Bill Cosby's joke: 'I am rich, my son is not.'"