Elizabeth Banks: Wildstyle treated like junk by Batman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 February 2014
Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks voices Wildstyle in Warner Bros. 'The Lego Movie' and admits the female fighter gets treated like "junk" by her boyfriend Batman

Elizabeth Banks' character in 'The Lego Movie' gets treated like "junk" by Batman.

The 40-year-old actress voices female fighter Wildstyle, who is in a relationship with the superhero in Warner Bros. latest adventure, and she insists he treats her badly but her alter-ego learns a valuable lesson when she realises she deserves better.

Banks explained: "She's in a bad relationship. She's dating Batman [voiced by Will Arnett] in the movie, and he treats her like junk. He's totally narcissistic and as Oprah says, 'When you know better, you need to do better', and she figures that out in the movie."

Wildstyle wants to "feel special" throughout the film and Banks thinks the animation portrays how you don't have to make extravagant gestures to do so.

She told DigitalSpy.com: "Wildstyle is actually an homage to 80s hip-hop and she's a little lost. She can't quite figure out her place in the world.

"She wants to feel special, she's not quite sure she ever will, and that's one of the great messages of the movie - that you don't have to do anything great and huge to feel special."

The Lego Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/Australia
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Phil Lord/Christopher Miller
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders
  • UK release: 8 February 2014

Emmett (Pratt), a regular Lego construction worker, finds himself acclaimed as the 'Special', who will save the Lego universe from evil Lord Business. Fast, funny, blisteringly paced and hugely inventive, it's also so layered with ironic detachment that the attempt at a sincere final act falls flat; still, good fun for…

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