Elizabeth Banks has slammed Steven Spielberg for not having enough female leads in his movies.
The actress called out the iconic director while being honoured at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.
“I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” she said, according to The Wrap.
“Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true.”
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Elizabeth has been blasted for the comment on social media as many have pointed out that she forgot about the director’s 1985 adaptation of The Color Purple, which starred Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.
The Wrap reports that someone in the audience at the awards show did point this out to the Hunger Games star, and she then moved on.
Elizabeth told the crowd that she has directed just one movie – Pitch Perfect 2, and called for Hollywood to “expand the roles of women in this industry”.
“Buy a f***ing ticket to a movie with a woman, take them, give them the experience of seeing amazing women on film,” the star, who will next direct a Charlie’s Angels reboot, urged.