Elizabeth Banks on how she “accidentally” joined Twitter

Our Idiot Brother star Elizabeth Banks, who has plenty in common with the film’s premise (“I’m sort of the bossiest sister and have a baby brother”), revealed that she was a victim of Twitter fraud. 

Someone stole the Slither actress’ identity, but in a recent sit down with Esquire she shares how her Role Models director and friend, David Wain, managed to regain her Twitter handle after a run in with the emotional thief.

“I accidentally got on Twitter because there was a fake Elizabeth Banks, twittering, and David Wain, who’s the director of Role Models and a good friend of mine, was staying at my house in L.A., twittering. I didn’t know anything about Twitter at the time, but he was following me, thinking it was me. And this person tweeted, “Hanging out by my pool! Just chilling on Saturday!” And David Wain was actually hanging out by my pool, on Saturday, and I wasn’t there. I was in New York or something. And so he was like, “Huh, I don’t think you’re Elizabeth Banks.” And this person broke down, and said, “No I’m not Elizabeth Banks. I started this because I’m a fan and now I have all these followers and I don’t know what to do.” David called me and said, “Do you want me to broker the password away from this guy and get your identity back on Twitter?” And he did! So, yeah: I got Twitter identity theft.”   While talking on the topic of identities, funny sex scenes, and more, Banks also dished that actress loves “the finality of film. When you make a movie, you know the beginning, middle, and end. Television, one week you think you’re a single child from Alabama, and then they throw in your secret brother, your half-sister, your drunk mom. Like, on 30 Rock, who knew I was gonna end up married to Kim Jong-un?”

Up next Banks can be seen in another new family comedy, Welcome to People.  The actress stars as Frankie in the Alex Kurtzman production that follows a man who must meet his sister for the first time while delivering her $150k from their dead father.  The 2012 flick also stars House’s Olivia Wilde and Chris Pine.

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