Elizabeth Banks ‘Gratified’ To Be In ‘Hunger Games’

That film along with 'Man on a Ledge' and 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' make the actress One to Watch in 2012.

We’ve been big fans of Elizabeth Banks for years. She’s such a scene-stealer and so versatile, with roles ranging from blockbusters (“Spider-Man”) to comedies (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Role Models”) to horror/comedies (“Slither”) to hit TV shows (“30 Rock”). The woman can do it all.

But the reason she is one of MTV’s Ones to Watch in 2012 is because of upcoming roles in “Man on a Ledge,” the highly anticipated “Hunger Games” (one of the key players in MTV Movies Brawl 2012) and the ensemble comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” as well as producing “Pitch Perfect,” a comedy about the world of college a cappella competitions.

When we caught up with Banks, we asked for her thoughts on the year ahead.

“Obviously, ‘The Hunger Games’ is coming out, and I absolutely love the series. I was a huge, dorky fan long ago; it’s something I’m really gratified to be a part of, the movie. I’m really looking forward to that,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to a real vacation, like a beach with no one around, and hopefully watch movies, because I love movies and I don’t get to see many movies.

“I’m Secret-ing some ideas this year,” she added, speaking to the famous self-help book that encourages goal-planning via a “vision board.” “I wrote them out, they’re on my fridge for all to see. I won’t say them here but I definitely have some specific goals. Last year is going to be hard to top. I’m really excited about ‘Pitch Perfect,’ that I produced through Universal that’s coming out and stars all these really amazing young actors [Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Freddie Stroma of 'Harry Potter' fame] that I hope will all be Ones to Watch. It’s just a really fun, hilarious, insane movie that I’m really, really proud of.”

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