Elizabeth Banks has one big problem with Steven Spielberg.
'He's never made a movie with a female lead."
That's what she said after accepting an award at a Women in Film awards ceremony, according to The Wrap.
Here's what she said:
"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. Sorry, Steven. I don't mean to call your ass out, but it's true."
But Banks statement isn't quite true. Of the 30 feature films Spielberg has directed, three of them have had female leads with a fourth on the way, according to Business Insider.
"The Sugarland Express," "The Color Purple" and the "The BFG" all fit the bill. "The Papers" with Merryl Streep is coming next year.
Elizabeth Banks attends the Women In Film 2017 Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
But maybe Banks was calling out the ratio. Three out of 30 mean for every 10 films Spielberg has made, only one has had a female lead.
Banks used the rest of her speech to stress the importance of showing her sons movies with strong, independent women like "Frozen" and "Wonder Woman."
"Buy a fucking ticket to a movie with a woman," she said. "Take them, give them the experience of seeing amazing women in film."