Elizabeth Banks Talks MAN ON A LEDGE; Also Hints She “May Be the Assassin that Killed Kim Jong Il”

     January 23, 2012

Elizabeth Banks MAN ON A LEDGE interview slice

With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, and Ed Harris.

During my interview with Banks we talked about how she got involved in Man on a Ledge, what kind of research she typically does for a role, and karaoke.  In addition, we talked about how instrumental Jack Donaghy was in freeing her from North Korea and hints that she may be the assassin that killed Kim Jong Il (it’s a 30 Rock thing).  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, if you missed my video interviews with Anthony Mackie or Edward Burns click the links.

Elizabeth Banks

  • How instrumental was Jack Donaghy in freeing her from North Korea
  • What’s her karaoke song
  • How did she get involved in Man on a Ledge. Talks about what she liked about the script
  • What kind of research does she typically do and what did she do for this role


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