Comedienne Elizabeth Banks Finds Sex "Horrifyingly Embarrasing"
All Elizabeth Banks had to do to make her name as a comedienne was appear in the cult hit Wet Hot American Summer (2001). Fridge humping, anyone? But since then, she’s rounded out her resume with roles in The 40-year-Old Virgin (2005), Role Models (2008), and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), making her officially one of the filthiest funny ladies working today. But despite her raunchy rep, Elizabeth tells Esquire magazine that she’s still mortified by the horizontal tango:
“I mean, let’s be honest: It’s a very primal thing that you’re doing and it involves, you know – it’s what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place. It’s a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It’s the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think.”
That isn’t to say she won’t mine that embarrassment for comedy:
“I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh,” she says about her kinky character in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin.