Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa Leads Today’s Star Sightings
Mean and green!
Elizabeth Banks looked vicious AF when she stepped on set as the villainous Rita Repulsa in Vancouver, Canada on Monday (Apr. 25, 2016). Rocking a sleek green ponytail with a spiked emerald-colored body armor, the actress was almost unrecognizable as the sinister seductress as she filmed scenes for the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot.
“I’ve never played a villain before,” she recently told People, adding that she looks forward to “world domination — and being unpredictable as a character.”
“It’s definitely a modern and edgy re-imagining of the original Rita Repulsa,” Banks, 42, explained of the big baddie’s revamped look. “We wanted to give her a backstory that connects her to the new Rangers.”
Directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers is slated to hit theaters in March 2017.