The now-beloved Charlie’s Angels began as a series in the ’70s, with its first movie produced in 2000. The most recent reboot happened in 2019 — produced and written by Elizabeth Banks. Recently, Banks opened up about how she wishes the movie wasn’t marketed as just for girls and the difficulties of being a female producer in Hollywood.
The Charlie’s Angels Reboot Didn’t Do Well
Charlie’s Angels (2019) followed the story of a team of secret agents unraveling an international conspiracy to turn an energy conservation device into a weapon, as tasked by their mysterious boss. Cast in the role of our three protagonists were Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott. Banks wrote, produced, and also starred in the movie, so it was certainly a labor of love and a lot of invested time and effort by the talented actress and all those involved.
Banks Was Unhappy With the Marketing Disconnect
Unfortunately, the movie didn’t quite achieve success at the box office. When asked about it in an interview, Banks revealed her dissatisfaction with the way the movie was marketed as it didn’t align with her vision. In her opinion, it was promoted mainly to the female audience whereas it was her goal to create an action movie that everyone could enjoy. Banks explained that it can be difficult for a female producer and writer to do things in Hollywood and that she was only able to make an action movie because it starred female characters.
The Producer Is Proud of the Film
In addition to saying that she wishes that Charlie’s Angels wasn’t marketed as just for girls, she reiterates that she’s proud of the movie and everyone’s performance in it. The actress and producer expressed her joy at being able to introduce Ella Belinska to the world, to see Kristen Stewart in a light and funny role, and how much she loved working with the iconic Sir Patrick Stewart.