El­iz­a­beth says sorry to Steven Spiel­berg

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Ac­tor-film­maker El­iz­a­beth Banks (right), who con­demned Steven Spiel­berg (be­low right) for lack of fe­male leads in his movies, has apol­o­gised to the film­maker. Banks re­ceived flak on so­cial me­dia for the re­marks, which she made when ac­cept­ing Women in Film’s Excellence in Film Award on June 13, re­ports aceshow­biz.com.

“I’ve seen 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, be­fore adding,“Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your a**, out but it’s true.” The quote went vi­ral on Twit­ter, with peo­ple point­ing out that Banks seemed to for­get that Spiel­berg di­rected 1985’s iconic fe­male-driven film The Color Pur­ple.

On Thurs­day, she and di­rec­tor is­sued an apol­ogy through an In­sta­gram and Twit­ter post. “I messed up. When re­fer­ring to Steven Spiel­berg at the Women in Film awards, I framed my com­ments about his films in­ac­cu­rately. I take re­spon­si­bil­ity for what I said and I’m sorry,” wrote Banks. “When I made the com­ments, I was think­ing of his re­cent films. It wasn’t my in­ten­tion to dis­miss the im­port of the iconic The Color Pur­ple,” she said.


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