Elizabeth Banks’ star style secrets

The new face of MaxMara chats to marie claire about how she gets red carpet-ready

Elizabeth Banks is the gorgeous star of such diverse films as W and the hilarious Zack & Miri Make a Porno.

She’s set to become a huge star, and recently picked up the MaxMara Face of the Future Award at the glamorous Crystal and Lucy Awards.

We grabbed five minutes with her to get the lowdown on how she gets awards-bash-beautiful.

mc: What does it mean to you to be honoured as MaxMara’s Face of the Future?
EB: The honour is a real confidence boost at this point in my career. Hopefully it means somebody thinks I’ll keep working.

How does it feel to be celebrated alongside the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Holly Hunter?
I’m humbled and honored to be keeping company with talented ladies whom I admire.

Do you work with a stylist to get your red carpet looks just right?
Sometimes. It depends on the event. I love working with a stylist but I also love having personal relationships with designers. A stylist is great for pulling together an entire outfit, accessories included, and for shaking me out of my comfort zone.

How long does it usually take you to get ready for an event like the Lucy & Crystal Awards?
Two hours from shower to shoes on and out the door.

You’ve just signed a big contract as one of L’Oreal’s newest faces – do you enjoy the modelling side of your career?
Working for L’Oreal Paris is a nice change of pace because I can show up and just be me – and not worry about playing a character.

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