Well Played, Elizabeth Banks


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I hope Elizabeth Banks escapes the martial/marital clutches of Kim Jong-un soon and returns to 30 Rock. I was so meh on her before she joined that show, and now — in the grand tradition of people who eventually seduce me with their talent — I think she’s awesome. As is this outfit.

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  1. that girl
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    Yes, but why does she look so grouchy?

    • Sajorina
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      Maybe someone shouted “Hey Chelsea, what have you done lately?” right before this picture was taken! *wink* Seriously, they could be sisters!

  2. Lina
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    Funny how she’s more eye-catching when she’s looking surly. Here and whatever shot of her it was that TLo featured last week, she’s looking angry and fierce, and I notice her. When she’s happy and smiling, she falls right out of my brain. Interesting how that works. (I really dislike that it works, too — I’d much rather see people look like they’re enjoying themselves than like they’re planning ways to kill the photographers. And yet, I would totally cast her as a badass villain based on these shots.)

  3. Sajorina
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    LOVE!!! Metallic=Yes! Shiny=Yes! Sparkly=Yes! I’m sold! It’s so fun, sexy and elegant! Her hair & makeup are kind of blah, but her body is banging and her pedicure is fabulous! Gold + Pink = WANT! Love the dress, love the shoes, love the nailpolish!

  4. PinkieBling
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    I want that outfit right NOW.

  5. Sheri C
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    Effie Trinket!!!!!

    • Kristina
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      I straight came here just to comment, Effie Trinket would be ALL over this.

  6. Amy
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    She didn’t put the self-tanner on her feet because she didn’t want it to rub off on those shoes!!!!
    I LOVE the whole outfit.

  7. vandalfan
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    Roots WHAT, and her surly expression would curdle fresh milk. She looks like an Angry Bird.

    Pretty dress and shoes, though.

  8. themis
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    The dress is Pucci, who are the shoes?

    • Victoria
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      red soles, obviously :)

      her feet look like she caught a bit of a tan while wearing other more closed sandals. Don’t dig the hair also. But other than that – fierce.

  9. kmalkovsky
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    Omg I want those shoes. So much. So pretty and so spiky.

  10. marie
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    the shoes are Louboutins! sigh…i’ll dream of them shoes..

  11. Minerva Orduno
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    And kudos on the awesome bitchface.

  12. Susan
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    I love Elizabeth Banks, period, and this is a great outfit so bonus there.

  13. Moi
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    My hands are itching, I want that entire outfit, head to toe, so badly.

  14. Joey
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    I love this look, especially the shoes. I have been pretty “meh” about her since she was involved in a story line on “Scrubs” that I disliked immensely. It’s been weird because in the years since her “Scrubs” time, I’ve been kind of pleased that she’s had so much work while always having only limited enjoyment of her performances because I would always think of “Scrubs”. Her turn on 30 Rock changed that. She has also seduced me with her talent. And fantastic shoes.

    • NYCGirl
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      Joey, I think I may still be holding a grudge against her because of the “Scrubs” storyline!

  15. Mahastee
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    She’s always been awesome, and she looks so fab in this.

  16. ccm800
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    Am I the only one who occasionally mistakes her for Chelsea Handler?

    • Linney
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      Not at all. It was even a joke on 30 Rock once. She’s gone on Chelsea Lately and they have joked about it as well. Believe it or not, she’s older than Chelsea by almost a year.

  17. Amanda
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    Oh my god I so agree. I always thought she was Olivia Wilde-bland (and in every movie) Until she was on 30 Rock. She is sooo funny on that show. She Suduced me as well.

  18. NYCGirl
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    I’m still meh on her. And on the dress.

  19. Dressed Well
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    Such a great dress!

  20. Trace
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    I feel like this is what Michelle William’s Golden Globes dress should have been. Prepare to see much more Elizabeth Banks as Hunger Games press tours gear up…

  21. Gin
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    Could wear a bra with that? Not any bra I own.

    • Maria
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      I totally agree. I came to the comments to ask how you could wear a bra with that dress. Maybe one of those wacky convertible ones that are impossible to figure out, but I don’t think that counts.

  22. Small Anne Cordelia
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    The cheese obviously stands alone on this one, but I think this dress is hideous! Too busy by half. The idea is good, but it looks like some sophmore sorority girl went crazy with the bedazzler. No thanks.

  23. aa
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    this is very 2008 but: fierce fierce fierce!

  24. oohsparkley
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    I love the dress and shoes because I am another magpie. Maybe she just got a fresh pedicure. They tend to loofah off all the self-tanner from the feet (personal experience).

  25. Rubee
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    A good lesson on how to dress in gold without looking golden… Fresher and more relaxed than many starlets out there!