Elizabeth Banks's Kids Love Star Wars Almost as Much as She Does
With the theatrical release of Star Wars: A Force Awakens, celebrities everywhere are bringing their obsession with the space opera franchise to the fore, sporting costumes, firing off anticipatory tweets, and expressing their unwavering excitement for the J. J. Abrams-directed installment on late-night TV. Self-professed fangirl Elizabeth Banks is even getting her kids [Felix, 4 1/2, and Magnus Mitchell, 3] in on the fun.
"Our house is a Star Wars extravaganza," she recently told InStyle over the phone. "They've got Storm Troopers, Darth Vader sweatshirts, lightsabers, walkie talkies, the whole deal. My husband [producer Max Handelman] and I are huge fans, so we're happy to share the love." Her brood's transfixion with the series is especially intriguing considering they've never actually seen the films. "Only short clips," she added. "I told Felix he could see Episode IV when he turns 5. It's coming up!" May be the force be with him.