Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Opted For A Surrogate Mother

Hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks Opted For A Surrogate Mother

Elizabeth Banks who plays Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games says surrogacy was a “very easy” decision.  Banks and her sports writer and producer husband Max Handelman became parents to 10-month-old baby Felix via a gestational surrogate last year, and she admits it was a simple choice to make once she had got over the initial realization that she wasn’t going to be able to get pregnant.

Banks interviewed by Women’s Health said:  “It helps that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant.  So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision.”

The 37-year-old Banks has been married to Max for nine years believes her “amazing” marriage will be “long-lasting” partly because the couple are able to spend time with each other at work.

She added:  “Working together provides a lot of balance in our life and it’s a way for us to [see each other], because I travel so much for work. I have an amazing marriage and it will be long-lasting. I think I’m a good mom. I could run for office, no problem, because there are no skeletons in my closet. Not that I would run for office.”

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