For Elizabeth Banks, 2015 was business as usual. Sort of.
She appeared in four television shows, acted in four movies (including a soulful, multifaceted turn as Brian Wilson's love in "Love & Mercy"), and made her feature directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2," which grossed $287 million worldwide. So how have things changed?
"Well, I get a lot more offers to direct," she says with a cool-chick laugh in her Brownstone Productions offices on the Universal lot. "I have a whole second career now. I'm constantly excited to have to remind people I also know how to act.
"It's more that the breadth of work we get to do here at the...