Elizabeth Banks on the Set of “Love & Mercy”

Posted on August 15, 2013

Lizzy is serving up some late ’80s realness on the set of her new movie.


Elizabeth Banks on the set of the Brian Wilson biopic, “Love & Mercy,” in which she play’s Wilson’s second wife, Melinda, in Los Angeles.

Love your big-ass butterfly belt and pantyhose, girl. It’s a look. You’re gonna need a couple cans of AquaNet and some teasing time, though.



[Photo Credit: Gaz Shirley,PacificCoastNews.com]

    • hughman

      I’m pretty sure this woman once tried to convince my mother at the mall that Avon perfume kept away mosquitos.

      • kimmeister

        So are their “Skin so soft” mosquito repellent wipes just repackaged perfume?

        • hughman

          Well in the 70s it was just called “hand cream”.

        • formerlyAnon

          Hand & body lotion.

        • MilaXX

          I think it was lotion and they found out by accident that it repelled mosquitoes and then they expanded the line and used that to their advantage.

          • kimmeister

            Now that’s what I call serendipity!

            • demidaemon

              They do work. We have some in the house right now, as my mom is an Avon lady.

            • kimmeister

              I have some, I know! :-)

            • Linda LaPaz

              It was originally bath oil.

            • Louise Bryan

              As I recall, I find it at least as repellent as a mosquito would. Nasty smelling stuff.

      • Getoverit

        Ha! We swear by Avon’s Skin So Soft for the skeeters. Not as chemically ridden as the bug sprays but work well.

    • kayleymaybe

      The shoulder pads are what do it for me.

    • tonibaloney

      Didn’t Carrie wear a butterfly belt like that for almost an entire season of SATC?

    • kimmeister

      My shoulders are eternally grateful that I was only a child in the 80’s and didn’t have to suffer through gigantic shoulder pads in my workwear.

    • nannypoo

      I always loved those giant shoulder pads. I thought they made my hips look small.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        What – they didn’t? Oh no…

        My sister had a bra with should pads attached, so that she need never be pad-less! I just settled for pinning them into my dresses. I recently found a bag of should pads in a fabric bin I was cleaning out, looked at them, and put them back in. You never know!

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

          Mine had velcro that you put around the bra strap. So if the blouse or top shifted, you didn’t have extra breasts or shoulder pads in the middle of your back.

          • housefulofboys

            I had several pairs of these (in different colors). Oh the shame!

        • http://completeflake.com/ LaVonne Ellis

          I attached my old shoulder pads to hangers. Works great for knits. :)

    • Qitkat

      What a cute white dress! I giggled when I got to the lavender house slippers.

      • 3boysful

        What? Stars don’t wear stilettos all the time?!

    • Julie Chase

      Those nails are giving me SUCH flashbacks to being at church with my mom when I was little. I would tap on her long painted nails during the homily. Heh.

      • flamingoNW

        I was just going to say – the nail color is a perfect detail

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I love her perfect, flawless skin. The rest…. ehhhh, my life wouldn’t be empty without it.

    • MilaXX

      I had one of those giant belts. I wore them with my tightest jeans.

    • Jen

      Well her ‘handler’ looks pretty cute.

    • Tanya Wade

      I can positively SMELL the Jean Nate!

      • bellafigura1

        I dunno, I’m thinking we fast forward to Charlie, circa Shelly Hack.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Yeah, that sounds about right.

        • Rand Ortega

          I can hear Bobby Short singing the jingle, “Kinda Free, kinda WOW! Charlie!”

        • meowing

          I recently cleaned out stuff lurking in a bathroom drawer, and I’ll be darned if I didn’t find a bottle of Charlie! Hey, I might try a squirt & see if it turned. Question is, though: how would I know??

    • Beardslee

      A skirt with some drape and length was a wonderful thing. At least we could move in the ’80s.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Talking about ’80s style — how about the long acrylic fingernails?

      • Jessica Freeman

        In hot pink or fire engine red.

        • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

          Definitely Revlon Red with a tiny 14K gold heart in the nail of my ring finger.

          PS That polish left little red streaks on everything I touched.

    • Nondescript

      Damn, that first picture literally looks like a 1980s romance novel cover. Her hair looks like it was painted lovingly by an artist that really likes wavy hair. All that’s missing is Fabio.

    • aahlife

      She is drinking my favorite beverage, which is what I happen to be sipping right now. Tejava – tea – nothing else – no additives or sugars. My drug of choice – especially when a mid afternoon (right now) pick me up is required.

      • random_poster

        Me too! I threw a lemon wedge in mine. Virtual *clink*!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Her hair in that first picture is everything high school me ever wanted. FLASHBACKS!

    • conniemd

      Don’t need teasing and aquanet to be a California surfer girl. High teased hair didn’t keep when you went to the beach a lot. I don’t remember it being that big in California. She really does have the California girl look, though.

    • http://thatswhatthemoneyisfor.wordpress.com/ lizlemonglasses

      I had that Barbie!!

    • SummerSquash

      Those nails are perfect. Flashbacks.