Elizabeth Banks On Surrogacy & Loving Motherhood

Elizabeth Banks On Surrogacy & Loving Motherhood

After using a surrogate, Elizabeth is the cool mom who wants to take her son skydiving.

At the young age of 18, Elizabeth Banks fell "madly in love" with husband, writer and former investment banking analyst Max Handelman, she says in the February issue of Lucky. In the interview, the 30 Rock star opens up about her role as Effie Trinket in next month's Hunger Games—based on the young adult trilogy with a cult following. The 37-year-old new mom also talks about welcoming son Felix, 9 months, via gestational surrogate.

On using a surrogate to achieve her dream of being a mother: "It was a womb issue for me. Embryos wouldn't implant," she says, and adds about her surrogacy experience: "It's a big leap, inviting this person into your life to do this amazing, important thing for you. And it's hard losing that kind of control. But our surrogate is so extraordinary, and she's still in our lives. She's like an auntie."

On loving motherhood: "I hate being away from him for even 10 seconds," she says. "My plan is that when Felix is 15, we'll go skydiving together. I mean, the guy is fierce and fearless, and I'm hoping he stays that way. Because I want to be that mom. The one who takes her kid skydiving."

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