Celebrity News : It is unusual for anyone in the film industry to speak badly about Steven Spielberg or a filmmaker of his stature (I think of Clint Eastwood or Martin Scorsese). Shia LaBeouf did it but it is in a phase so experimental and eccentric that its criticism was buried, like another one of its rarities to call attention; It is now Elizabeth Banks who has charged the director for a startling motive.
The ‘Power Rangers’ actress and director of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ received one of the biggest recognitions of the ‘Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards’ event, and during the Thanksgiving speech she remembered Spielberg: “Never made a movie with a female lead. Sorry, Steven. I do not mean to call your ass out, but it’s true. ”
However, both “The Color Purple” and “Sugarland Express” have women as protagonists, so hours later the actress apologized for her sayings through Twitter, although she goes back to saying that it only referred to “recent films”. “The Color Purple” is after “Jaws ” and “The BFG” is the director’s most recent release. Also apologizes to Shari Belafonte, who warned her during the speech that Spielberg had directed ‘The color purple’.
“I messed up. When referring to Steven Spielberg at the Women in Film Awards, I framed my comments about his films inaccurately. I want to be clear from the start that I take full responsibility for what I said and I’m sorry. When I made the comments, I was thinking of recent films Steven directed, it was not my intention to dismiss the import of the iconic #TheColorPurple. I made things worse by giving the impression that I was dismissing Shari Belafonte when she attempted to correct me. I spoke with Shari backstage and she was kind enough to forgive. This one has the privilege and honor of directing and producing films should be held to account for our mistakes, whether it’s about diversity or inaccurate statements. I’m very sorry ”
Banks will have seen many of Spielberg’s films but it is clear that he has not seen them all. It seems to be missing “The Sugarland Express”, 1974 with Goldie Hawn as one of the protagonists, ”The Color Purple ”, 1985 with Whoopi Goldberg leading the cast, and the film’s last release, ”The BFG”, 2016, With the girl Ruby Barnhill as the main heroine. Now has ‘The Papers’ with Meryl Streep as one of two stars.