Elizabeth Banks Fronts GLAMOUR July
Elizabeth Banks is showing Hollywood that age on being a successful actress has no limit.
In this July 2016 issue of Glamour UK magazine,Banks had this to say about ageism in Hollywood.
“I screen-tested for the role of Mary Jane Watson in the first Spider-Man movie, opposite Tobey Maguire. Tobey and I are basically the same age – and I was told I was too old to play her.”
Banks began her acting career back in 1998 when she starred in the Independent film, Surrender Dorothy.
Banks added, “I was like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s what I’ve signed up for.’ What I’m grateful for now is longevity. I was never a flavor of the month. I feel very comfortable that I will be working in this industry for a while. The best advice I ever got was you don’t get what you don’t ask for.”