Celebrity Baby Blog / Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks: Why Being a Working Mom Is Important to Me

02/14/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Elizabeth Banks Listerine 21 Day Challenge Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Elizabeth Banks‘s penchant for comedy may already be rubbing off on her two sons, Felix, 2½, and Magnus Mitchell, 15 months.

“They make me laugh constantly,” the actress, 40, told PEOPLE at the launch of the Listerine 21-Day Challenge in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Everything they do is funny, literally. They’re two little clowns. All they do is make me laugh!”

When they’re not busy joking around, Banks loves taking her sons to local museums.

“They love cars and trains and trucks, so we’re big on the Petersen Automotive Museum and also Travel Town [Museum] here in Los Angeles,” she says.

But just as important is playing out in the California sunshine.
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The LEGO Movie Is a Film the Whole Family Will Enjoy

02/07/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Lego Movie Courtesy Warner Bros.

Talk about a dream come true!

If you were anything like us, you always wished your LEGOs could come to life. And now they are — on the big screen.

Starring new parents Chris Pratt (Emmet) and Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle) — we bet they had fun! — the new LEGO Movie is packed full of action but underneath the blockbuster-worthy special effects is the simple message that everyone is special.

Emmet starts off an ordinary guy until he meets Wyldstyle and her master builder crew — Vitruvious, Batman, Unikitty and more — and let’s just say that’s when his life changes forever.

And let’s not forget that every good kid’s film has to feature catchy tunes. In this case, it’s the can’t-get-out-of-your-head “Everyone Is Awesome” song.
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Elizabeth Banks Is ‘Falling Apart’ from No Sleep

08/04/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Elizabeth Banks Women's Health Sleep Deprivation Courtesy Women’s Health

Elizabeth Banks, who welcomed her second son Magnus Mitchell in November, loves being a mom — but it’s wearing her out.

The self-confessed night owl reveals in the September issue of Women’s Health that her 8-month-old is robbing her of much-needed rest.

“Even though I have a baby that wakes up anywhere between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning, I still cannot get myself to bed before, like, 1 a.m. every night,” she admits. “I am falling apart under the weight of lack of sleep.”

Banks — mom to 2-year-old son Felix with husband Max Hendelman — says that even getting the simplest chores done can seem like a big deal.

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